IBM has opened a new SoftLayer cloud centre in Sydney, as part of a $1.2 billion investment to build 15 new data centres around the world. This follows the launch of a similar centre in Melbourne in August last year.
Amazon dominates the Cloud, but IBM, strengthened by its SoftLayer acquisition, has unleashed a marketing campaign that fires on all cylinders. Whether IBM's Ccloud is, in fact, better may matter less than Amazon's ability to challenge a company that's made many competitors crumble over the past 102 years.
Cloud-computing is rarely thought of favourably when it comes to discussions surrounding security. However, the majority of cloud providers operate on a security level that many organizations could only hope to implement and maintain. This white paper looks at how security is woven into the very core of SoftLayer, providing a consistent level of protection for your data.