IBM Services has announced two IBM Data Centres in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one in Abu Dhabi and the other in Dubai, to provide cloud managed services to enterprises and help accelerate their journey to hybrid cloud. IBM Services is the services and consultancy arm of IBM.
The local data centres will help organisations shift to a hybrid cloud model, and benefit from having the flexibility to move select critical workloads to a secure local cloud environment, hosted in the UAE while keeping mission critical data on-premise.
This will not only omit the need to invest in additional physical space for local data residency but help organisations abide by their data sovereignty requirements and restrictions. Organisations will also be able to integrate this local cloud environment with their existing IT infrastructure and different cloud environments.
Today, most companies are only 20% along their cloud journey, renting compute power to cut costs. According to IDC, 90% of enterprises will embrace integrated hybrid cloud tools and strategies to support different applications and use cases by 2024.
IBM works with its clients in the region to help them in their cloud transformation journey and leverages its leadership in hybrid cloud for the enterprise following the recent $34 Billion landmark acquisition of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions.