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IBM Opens New $30 Million Data Center in Guadalajara

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IBM has set up an advanced data center at its campus in Guadalajara, Mexico, hoping to cash in on the growing IT services demand. The new facility, IBM says, will benefit from tools and processes of more than 400 IBM data centers around the globe.

The data center has reportedly cost IBM $30 million and is part of $70 million investment it has promised for Mexico this year.

IBM has been operating in Mexico for the 85 years and the latest investment is only viewed as an expansion of its footprint in the region.

The data center offers businesses with tools for IT infrastructure planning and for monitoring  system performance for more informed and timely decision making.

Its predictive analytics offer helps clients prevent ‘critical events’ from impacting systems performance. By using intelligent data analytics, enterprises can maximize operational performance and reduce costs.

The Smarter Data Center will be connected to IBM’s IT Outsourcing Services Command Center in Mexico City, opened in June 2012, enhancing overall capabilities in Mexico, the statement added.

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The new data center, however, offers a broader IT services portfolio, including the ability to outsource part or all of the IT environment in an “on demand” approach; information hosting and business application virtualization services; scalable Cloud Computing projects; business continuity and disaster recovery services; and full IT outsourcing.

“We are proud to be able to offer to Mexican companies new opportunities to innovate and achieve greater competitive advantage. We aim to support Mexico’s and our clients’ development and capabilities, seeking to provide high transformational value and contribute to our Smarter Planet agenda,” said Hugo Santana, president and general manager of IBM Mexico.

The new center will occupy 600 square meters of initial space with the ability to grow to four times its current size.

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Kirk Laughlin is an award-winning editor and subject expert in information technology and offshore BPO/ contact center strategies.
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