IBM has announced the opening of a new cloud data center near Oslo, Norway. Customers throughout the region will have local access to a complete portfolio of IBM cloud services for running mission critical enterprise workloads, including IBM Watson, Bluemix and analytics capabilities. The facility in Norway is IBM’s 48th global cloud data center and the 12th in Europe. It offers the full range of Cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal and virtual servers, storage, security services, and networking. These services can be deployed on demand with full remote access and control, allowing customers to create their ideal public, private, or hybrid cloud environments.
Many clients in the Nordics, like EVRY, EVRY, KONE, Opera and Sapa Group are already using IBM Cloud services. KONE, for example, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of elevators, escalators, automatic doors and turnstiles, is working with IBM Cloud to connect its global maintenance operations of more than one million elevators, escalators and building doors to cloud-based services.
The new cloud data center shall also accelerate the commitment of IBM to foster the growth of cognitive and artificial intelligence technologies throughout the region. Developers will have access to Bluemix – IBM’s Cloud innovation platform – and more than 150 APIs and services spanning key areas such as cognitive, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data.