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Brisbane, Australia - 03 Mar 2009: IBM (IBM:NYSE) today announced the opening of a new data centre facility in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland. The data centre will augment IBM’s existing recovery centre located nearby, to provide exceptional and unrivalled risk mitigation for client information and data.
IBM is the only vendor in Queensland that offers a multiple facility recovery strategy with hosting and disaster recovery services provided from two separate facilities. This dual centre strategy is designed to mitigate risk and provide high availability services for Australian and international businesses with mission-critical data and information needs.
“The new multi-site capability provides an enhanced portfolio of business continuity services to Queensland offering a combination of workplace and crisis management environments, plus IT infrastructure and hosting services, to help organisations achieve their business continuity outcomes. The multi-site strategy specifically delivers greater flexibility and risk mitigation, providing our clients with optimal peace of mind,” said Andrew Fry, Business Development Executive, Global Technology Services, IBM.
The data centre features a multitude of resilient design elements and provides opportunities to subscribe to shared and/or dedicated IT infrastructure to optimise asset utilisation for clients. The data centre will host local, national and international customers across all industries.
“More than ever before, building, owning and self-maintaining a data centre is one of the most significant real estate decisions a company can make. We are finding that in this economic climate, businesses are looking to adopt a disaster recovery and data centre out-tasking strategy. To go it alone tends to expose organisations to escalating costs and additional business risks, which is what they are trying to avoid.” said Andrew.
IBM offers the largest data centre network in Australia, already covering 21 sites across the country. Future plans to increase IBM’s capability include building additional sites in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
“Apart from opening new data centres, the optimisation of our current infrastructure is a continuous process. We will be constantly incorporating new technologies and services to our current data centres to increase power efficiency, cooling capability and overall value for our clients,” said Andrew.
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