IBM Unveils Modular Data Center in Canada

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Tech giant IBM on Friday announced the opening of its new modular data center located in Ontario, Canada. The facility was made possible from a 90 million dollar investment from the company and encompasses 25 thousand square feet.

Meanwhile, it’s just one of one thousand of its type worldwide operated by the technology giant. Services provided through IBM’s presence in the area will assist local organizations with infrastructure hosting.

“We continue to invest in smarter infrastructure within Canada because businesses can’t afford downtime with today’s economic pressures. This new facility provides a flexible foundation ingrained in best-practices so we can deliver essential services to help organizations and partners better manage data, reduce operating costs, improve productivity and gain competitive advantage,” commented IBM Canada President John Lutz in a press release.

Data recovery is made possible with another IBM data center located “within 100 kilometres,” making it possible to significantly limit any data loss.

Expansion is also in the mix as the data center can grow by 100 thousand square feet, an initiative made possible from the structure’s modular design. IBM currently operates 17 other data centers in its Canadian market.

 

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