IBM Announces Expansion of Cloud Capabilities in Latin America

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced earlier this week it is expanding its cloud capabilities to Latin America by late 2020. According to IBM, the new IBM Cloud multizone region (MZR), which will be in Brazil, is set to become IBM’s first in Latin America and will help clients in the region quickly deploy mission-critical workloads and applications across hybrid cloud environments.

“Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the new MZR will be designed to provide clients with a consistent set of IBM public cloud services, from enterprise-grade infrastructure to AI services. The MZR will help increase disaster recovery capabilities by interconnecting three independent availability zones – each of which contains independent cooling, networking and power — within the same geography.”

Alejandro Florean, Consulting Vice-president of IDC Latin America, stated:

“As organizations seek to increase their pace of innovation to stay competitive, they are looking to open source, hybrid multicloud environments that can ignite a new wave of digital innovation from new projects and modernization of legacy systems. IDC expects that by 2022, over half of Latin American GDP will be made digital, heavily enabled by enterprises advancing in their journeys to the cloud. With this new cloud multizone region, IBM is well positioned to help enterprises in Latin America differentiate themselves in their industries by capitalizing on this emerging hybrid multicloud world.”

Ana Paula Assis, General Manager of IBM Latin America, added:

“The cloud market is being redefined as hybrid. As companies shift more of their business applications to the cloud, they are looking to build efficiencies and maintain security as they look to manage data, services, and workflows across a hybrid multicloud environment. The new IBM Cloud multizone region is being designed to bring a portfolio of enterprise-grade infrastructure and services to deliver our best possibilities and benefits of hybrid cloud to clients in Latin America.”

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