IBM Opens New Cloud Data Center in Peru to Meet Demand for Big Data Analytics

The US $8 million investment strengthens IBM's commitment to the country and provides cloud computing and Big Data capabilities to support clients' increasing business demands

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Lima, Peru - 22 Aug 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) Peru announced today the opening of a new data center at the Technology Campus of La Molina, built to meet an increasing demand for Information Technology (IT) services in Peru – particularly in areas such as cloud computing and Big Data analytics. This state-of-the-art data center will be one of the country’s most scalable, resilient and energy efficient data centers, contributing to the competitiveness and productivity of organizations in Peru.

The US$8 million data center will allow local companies to transform their front office business operations and benefit from significant efficiencies through cloud computing and Big Data analytics.  

”Our extensive experience in data centers offer private and public institutions in Peru new ways to innovate, build smarter systems and gain competitive advantages that contribute to their business growth and sustainability," said Ricardo Fernández, IBM Peru General Manager. 

The new data center has the highest availability offered in Peru. It is the third IBM facility in the country, complementing an existing data center[I1]  at the Technology Campus of La Molina and another in the district of San Isidro in Lima. 

“IBM has heavily invested in strengthening its processes, tools, analytic capabilities and skills, which are key to ensure excellence in the delivery of IT services to our customers,” said Rodolfo Armellini, IBM Peru Global Technology Services Manager. 

The opening of the new data center is part of IBM's commitment to Peru, where IBM has continuously operated for more than 81 years. In the past 10 years, the company has invested US$38 million in Peru – including this new data center.  

IBM has made multi-million-dollar investments in Latin America since 2009, opening nine IT Services Centers in Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, which provide 24/7 services. Globally, IBM has more than 400 data centers. 

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