SoftLayer Plans Giant Data Center In Australia

Dallas-based SoftLayer, the cloud hosting company which is now part of IBM, is planning to launch its first, Australian data center in September. According to IBM, its first, Australian data center will be in Melbourne, and will help to extend local cloud computing capabilities in Australia. IBM said the data center is part of a $1.2 billion investment effort it is working on to build out its cloud services in Asia Pacific and other regions around the world. The new data center will include the full portfolio of SoftLayer's cloud services, according to IBM--with the ability to house more than 15,000 physical servers.