Global IT giant IBM today confirmed plans to deploy its enterprise-class public cloud computing infrastructure in Australia, in a move which will give large organisations and government departments with data sovereignty concerns another option for utilising public cloud facilities based in Australia, as opposed to offshore.
It is the IT news media delimiter.com.au that brings this story today and the story goes on:
With the deployment of SmartCloud in Australia, IBM has given all of those organisations, many of whom would have been tempted by, for example, the mature cloud computing offerings of Telstra and Fujitsu, yet another reason to turn back to IBM and extend the amount of services they are buying from the company. And IBM really does get corporate IT services. Where a big government client would be nervous in putting data into the public cloud facilities operated by Amazon or Microsoft, with IBM they wouldn’t really hesitate. The minute chief executives or even chief financial officers hear the word “IBM” in any situation, they associate that word with safety and security. When they hear “cloud computing” and “Amazon”, they think about risk and the loss of data sovereignty.
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