NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– As IBM (IBM) continues to focus on generating more revenue from its cloud operations, the company continues to expand its network around the world, having announced 40 additional cloud centers around the world dedicated for hybrid cloud computing.
In a strategic partnership with data center owner Equinix (EQIX) , IBM is bringing data centers in Australia, France, Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands and the US. The company is also unveiling 12 new locations in Frankfurt, Germany, Mexico City and Tokyo.
The deal with Equinix will provide access to SoftLayer cloud services using the Equinix Cloud Exchange, allowing work to move in and out of cloud, thus emphasizing what a hybrid cloud (public and private storage of data) really means.
"IBM recognizes that businesses and governments need the cloud to help them innovate, grow and operate more efficiently in concert with their existing IT investments," said Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President, Software & Cloud Solutions in a press release. "Everything IBM does is designed to help companies transition to the cloud in a responsible way at a pace that best fits their business model and industry. Just as we helped major organizations transform in each preceding era of IT, IBM now serves as the cloud platform for the enterprise."