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IBM Opens New Data Center in Lima, Peru

U.S. technology giant IBM has launched one more cloud data center in Peru to meet what it describes as ‘a growing demand for IT services’ in the Andean nation. The data center, situated at the Technology Campus of La Molina in Lima, will offer cloud computing and Big Data analytics services.

Built at a cost of $8 million, the data center is scalable, resilient and energy efficient, says IBM, adding that the center will also contribute to the competitiveness and productivity of organizations in Peru.

“Our extensive experience in data centers offers private and public institutions in Peru new ways to innovate, build smarter systems and gain competitive advantages that contribute to their business growth and sustainability,” said Ricardo Fernández, General Manager of IBM Peru .

This is the second data center IBM has opened in Peru (the other is in San Isidro, Lima) while IBM now has over 400 data centers worldwide.

“IBM has heavily invested in strengthening its processes, tools, analytic capabilities and skills, which are key to ensuring excellence in the delivery of IT services to our customers,” said Rodolfo Armellini, Global Technology Services Manager at IBM Peru .

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The U.S. company has been operating in Peru for the past 81 years and has invested $38 million there over the last 10 years. Elsewhere in Latin America, IBM has 10 IT services centers in countries including Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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