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Hong Kong picked for Softlayer's next global data center

Computerworld Hong Kong staff | Dec. 10, 2013
IBM and its newly acquired IaaS provider Softlayer last week unveiled its plans to open a new data center in Hong Kong. Expected to go live in Q1 2014, the Hong Kong data center will be Softlayer's third one outside the US, following Singapore and Amsterdam.

"Bare-metal servers or virtualization are really the same to us, we just manage it differently and deploy it differently for our customers," said Karidis. "Regardless, they are going to be delivered within one to four hours--one hour for Linux OS and four hours with Windows."

Both IBM and Softlayer did not reveal the new data center's actual location, but with Softlayer's stringent network requirements, it is expected to be hosted at a location with the highest quality network connections in Hong Kong, according to IBM.


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