September 24, 2008 - IBM opened four new cloud computing centers in emerging markets.


The new centers are in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bangalore, India, Seoul, Korea and Hanoi, Vietnam, where there is an increasing demand for Internet-based computing models and skills to help companies compete in highly competitive environments. IBM now has 13 cloud computing centers.


This computing model allows businesses and consumers alike to remotely access a vast computing resource that can be tapped on demand to deliver next-generation services that consumers demand, like online medical records or mobile stock portfolio management.


For nearly a year, IBM has been building cloud computing infrastructures for clients around the world and establishing cloud projects in IBM cloud computing environments. The centers are available for clients across multiple industries such as banking, telecommunications, government, education and hosting services.

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