IBM has launched a new $38 million data center in Singapore which will be used to complement the company’s data center work in Germany, Canada and the U.S. The center is also part of 13 cloud labs, more than half of which now reside in Asia.
The move to launch the center comes on the heels of a statement made by IBM’s CFO Mark Loughridge last week in which he stated that nearly 30% of the company’s revenue growth is expected to come from emerging markets by 2015. That number is a 9% increase when compared against 2010 numbers and up 11% from 2000.
According to AllThingD’s Arik Hesseldahl:
The new center will ramp up in April, first offering IBM’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that’s aimed at supporting an environment development and test activities.
Let the cloud wars rage on.