IBM opens new cloud resiliency, disaster recovery center in N.C.

The risk management facility is said to be able to cut recovery times due to service disruptions down from roughly 48 hours to mere minutes.


IBM is throwing open the doors to a new cloud resiliency center in North Carolina.

Reflecting the growing need for always-on cloud and mobile services, IBM projected that the value potential for business continuity and disaster recovery is expected to reach $32 billion by next year.

Thus, the new risk management facility offers a combination of physical security features and traditional disaster recovery capabilities, touting to cut recovery times from service disruptions down from 24 to 48 hours to a few minutes.

Located in Research Triangle Park between Raleigh and Chapel Hill, the space also marks the largest IBM site of its kind in the United States.

The Armonk, N.Y.-headquartered corporation has been making a number of real estate moves in the last few months.

Following up recent launches in London and Hong Kong, Big Blue pinpointed Toronto as the next location for a new SoftLayer datacenter in August , marking a first for the cloud platform in Canada.

IBM also plans to open two more cloud resiliency centers in Mumbai, India and Izmir, Turkey by the end of the year, making for a total of more than 150 resiliency centers across 50 countries worldwide as well as 15 other global centers for SoftLayer.

All in all, IBM intends to connect the dots between these facilities to whittle down network latency times to next to nothing.

For a closer look at the IBM Resiliency Center, check out the promo clip below:

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