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IBM Invests in Cloud to Support New Zealand Organisations

IBM Invests in Cloud to Support New Zealand Organisations

Two new cloud solutions will address the growing computing needs of public sector agencies and private enterprises

Auckland, New Zealand – 25 March 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today a strategic investment of more than $10 million in its New Zealand cloud capability to meet the evolving needs of public sector agencies and private organisations. The commitment will bring two new cloud managed service solutions to New Zealand, which will both be offered from two North Island locations, including IBM’s $80 million Auckland data centre at Highbrook.

This announcement follows IBM’s plan to invest $1.2 billion globally into comprehensively expanding its cloud footprint.

IBM New Zealand’s Strategic Outsourcing Executive, Kate Tulp, said this significant investment means IBM is able to offer onshore private cloud solutions to New Zealand clients across both public and private sectors.

IBM’s new cloud complements the company’s existing public and hybrid offerings, giving clients the ability to choose a cloud environment that best suits their business needs and provides visibility, transparency and control of data security and placement.

“This investment into a local cloud offering brings onshore state-of-the-art cloud computing to our local clients. It makes it easier for New Zealand organisations to adopt cloud and drive business transformation and innovation, bringing greater flexibility to the way enterprise and government agencies manage their data, run their business and deploy their IT operations locally,” said Ms Tulp.

IBM's commitment to cloud services in New Zealand builds on IBM’s local investments in innovation infrastructure, including the Auckland data centre and the Delivery Centre at Unitec in 2012.

“Organisations that will benefit from this new onshore capability include businesses and government agencies that are deploying cloud services to market, selling and developing products, managing their supply chain and transforming their business practices,” said Ms Tulp.
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About IBM Cloud Computing
IBM is the global leader in cloud with an unmatched portfolio of open cloud solutions that help clients to think, build or tap into it. No other company has the ability to bring together unique industry knowledge and unmatched cloud capabilities, that have already helped more than 30,000 clients around the world. Today, IBM has more than 100 cloud SaaS solutions, thousands of experts with deep industry knowledge helping clients transform and a network of 40 data centres worldwide.

Since 2007, IBM has invested more than $7 billion in 15 acquisitions to accelerate its cloud initiatives and build a high value cloud portfolio. IBM holds 1,560 cloud patents focused on driving innovation. In fact, IBM for the 21st consecutive year topped the annual list of US patent leaders. IBM processes more the 5.5M client transactions daily through IBM's public cloud. IBM expects to achieve $7 billion in annual cloud revenue by 2015.

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