Lance Crosby, CEO, IBM SoftLayer

IBM SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby with some of the servers powering the SoftLayer cloud. (Photo: IBM)

IBM SoftLayer Touts A Slew Of Global Cloud Wins

About one year into ownership of cloud services provider SoftLayer and a few months after announcing its $1.2 billion investment in expanding the data center infrastructure that underpins those cloud services, IBM is touting customer wins that demonstrate global appeal of its cloud offering. Here is who is using IBM’s cloud services  in Saudi Arabia, India, Mexico, Malaysia, Korea and Brazil:

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education is working with Mobily and IBM for managed and cloud security services, hoping to better anticipate and mitigate threats and breaches. The services are offered through IBM’s Security Operations Center hosted in Mobily’s data center.

Extramarks, an education solutions enterprise, tapped IBM SoftLayer for a three-year engagement to expand and grow its educational-content business, improving delivery of content to thousands of K-12 students across 250 locations in India.

ClickBalance, an online business management company based in Mexico, uses SoftLayer to run a proprietary business management system delivering online business processes and management features, such as accounting, finance, management, suppliers management, human resources and billing to more than 3,000 small and medium sized businesses in Mexico.

LookHunters, an e-commerce site designed to sell clothing from independent designers that also has editorial content, chose SoftLayer’s cloud to support rapid increases in traffic it has been experiencing monthly.

Malaysia’s KPJ Healthcare uses IBM’s services for a national infrastructure that provide healthcare services for more than 3 million patients.

SK Planet, a Korean information and communications technology company, is using SoftLayer to expand its presence in the Turkish market.

Project Funding Entity of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil has teamed with IBM to develop a solution to manage cloud resources more efficiently and in real time.



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About the Author

Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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