(Bloomberg) -- IBM is tripling the number of data centers it has in the U.K., bolstering one of the businesses it’s counting on for growth and giving the British economy a vote of confidence after the country elected to leave the European Union.
IBM currently operates two U.K. data centers. The four announced Tuesday come on top of a previous commitment from 2014 in which the company said it would spend $1.2 billion on 15 such facilities around the world. That would peg each center at an average cost of $80 million. IBM declined to disclose how much it’s spending in the U.K., or how many additional people it will need to hire to run these new facilities.
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