The initiative seeks to accelerate the adoption of the ‘hybrid cloud’ and foster business growth.
he multinational company IBM has just announced the start of operations of its first IBM Cloud Multizone Region (MZR) in Latin America, a large complex of data centers or ‘data centers’ located in Brazil, which aims to benefit clients from Colombia and the region, in the implementation of mission-critical workloads with high levels of resilience in hybrid cloud environments.
According to this organization, and based on its data centers, the multizone region is part of the investment that IBM is making in order to accelerate the adoption of the so-called ‘hybrid cloud’ and, in turn, help promote business growth in Latin America, especially as companies from different industries promote their digital transformation plans, as a result of the pandemic generated by covid-19.
“We are inaugurating the first IBM Cloud Multizone Region in Latin America, a region made up of three independent but interconnected data centers, which offers companies that use the IBM cloud a solid and contingency environment to keep their businesses running, with high security and resistance ”, assured Joaquim Campos, VP of Technology of IBM Latin America.
For his part, for Tonny Martins, general manager of IBM Latin America, companies throughout the region are accelerating their digital transformation, in order to be prepared for uncertainties and rapid market changes, as well as to offer the best experiences to your end customers.
“To continue supporting and accompanying them on this journey, we are investing and expanding our cloud infrastructure in the region, so that organizations of all industries and sizes can increase their capacities, having all the flexibility, latency and control to grow their businesses in a security-rich cloud environment, ”emphasized Martins.
As reported by the multinational, the IBM Cloud network is designed for low latency and high security, while helping clients meet strict compliance and data sovereignty requirements, which is especially important for companies in regulated industries such as financial services. , government, telecommunications and others.
And they add that by hosting IBM cloud workloads, clients will also be able to use the IBM Cloud capabilities delivered through IBM Hyper Protect Crypto Services, which are backed by the highest level of security certification commercially available. .
This allows companies to maintain control of their own encryption keys, which means that customers are the only ones who can control access to their data, meaning that even IBM cannot access it.
For this company, while organizations have faced unique challenges throughout the pandemic, business continuity is more important now than ever.
With the entry into operation of the IBM Cloud Multizone Region, companies hosting workloads on IBM Cloud can be confident that a potential failure would affect a single zone, meaning that they can continuously run mission-critical workloads in environments of hybrid cloud and keep the business running, according to sources from the multinational.
Carbon footprint reduction in data centers
On the other hand, and based on its decades-long work to address the global climate crisis, IBM also recently announced its commitment to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Thanks to the combination of artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud capabilities and quantum computing, the multinational’s researchers are working with clients and partners to tackle complex climate-related problems and minimize the global carbon footprint of workloads in the cloud and data centers.
“IDC expects that by 2022 about 40 percent of Latin American GDP will be digital, which will generate 460 billion dollars in IT spending by 2023. Investments in cloud technology are estimated to be a key factor in this growth, with 35 percent of IT spending related to cloud computing, ”said Alejandro Florean, vice president of Consulting at IDC Latin America.
Thus, throughout 2021, the IBM Cloud catalog will continue to be deployed, offering platform service options to help clients rapidly manage mission-critical applications and architecture in hybrid cloud environments, and capabilities of artificial intelligence with IBM Watson, Blockchain, Internet of Things and analytics.