IBM to set up data centre in India

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Panaji: Considering the demand from various sectors, including financial services and Government, Technology giant IBM is planning to set up its second data centre in India. The US-based firm already has a data centre in Mumbai.

Vanitha Narayanan Managing Director IBM India told this to PTI, but She, however, declined to comment on investment details or a timeline for the new data centre. With explosive growth seen in data creation and consumption, technology companies such as IBM and Microsoft are aggressively investing in setting up data centres to host information and offer clients various applications and analytics services.Last year, Microsoft had announced plans to offer its commercial and cloud services — Azure and Office 365 — from three local data centres by the end of 2015.In October last year, IBM announced the expansion of its global cloud network with its cloud centre in Mumbai.IBM has centres across London, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Toronto, Dallas and Raleigh.

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