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IBM has set up its first cloud centre in Europe, and it is in Ireland, just outside Dublin.
It is part of a network of cloud centres which IBM is building around the world. These cloud centres are made up of a hub, surrounded by facilities. IBM has said it will build these in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
However, IBM does not plan to build all the cloud centres from scratch. It will mix new buildings in with adapted existing IBM facilities, as is the case with Dublin.
Shown here is the entrance to the cloud centre, which ZDNet UK visited last week. The location is IBM's Irish headquarters, which covers the full span of the company's businesses, from Tivoli to the z Series mainframe server. There are eight buildings on the large IBM campus.