IBM expands Latin American cloud footprint with Brazil Multizone Region opening

IBM expands Latin American cloud footprint with Brazil Multizone Region opening

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the opening of its first IBM Cloud Multizone Region (MZR) in Latin America.

The MZR is a result of the company’s investment in cloud infrastructure to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption and help foster business growth in Latin America.

Following the openings of Toronto and Osaka last year, the latest MZR in Brazil marks IBM’s commitment to help clients across the globe deploy mission-critical workloads, while helping to address data sovereignty requirements.

“As companies embrace digital transformation, IBM is continuing to invest in cloud infrastructure and services that will help businesses around the world modernise and drive sustainable growth and innovation,” said Harish Grama, General Manager, IBM Cloud.

“Following the openings of Toronto and Osaka MZRs just last year, IBM’s expanded presence in Brazil is designed to deliver our clients high levels of security and reliability so they can advance in their journey to cloud - all in a way that supports sustainability goals while thriving in a digital era advancing to the future.” 

IBM Cloud MZRS are composed of three or more data centre zones that are independent of each other.

The company said that this is designed so that a single failure event can affect only a single data centre zone rather than all zones. This is to allow consistent cloud services and greater resiliency, according to the company.

The company said in a written release that Brazilian companies are increasingly turning to IBM Cloud for its security capabilities and industry knowledge.

Elsewhere, IBM recently announced its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The company is working with clients and partners to address climate-related issues, such as the growing global carbon footprint of cloud workloads and data centres. IBM said this will help its clients address their own sustainability initiatives.

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