IBM Expands Cloud Computing Capabilities with New Cloud Competence Center in Germany

A new IBM Cloud Computing Competence Center in Ehningen, Germany, will provide a broad range of cloud solutions and services to clients locally and internationally. "The opening of this center places IBM in a strong position to meet the growing demand for cloud solutions and services in the market," states Michael Diemer, general manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Germany. "Meeting the highest standards of technological innovation and data security - which is vital to clients in sensitive areas such as insurance, banking and the public sector - the new facility joins our Cloud Delivery Center in IBM Raleigh, North Carolina, as part of our globally integrated cloud delivery network. It will offer local and international clients world-class secure and cost effective cloud capabilities to meet their fast-changing business needs."

The center will also provide clients access to IBM's emerging portfolio of standardized cloud services, including IBM Smart Business Desktop Cloud, which provides anytime, anywhere access to applications, information and resources, and delivers a secure, standards-based desktop environment behind a client's firewall; IBM Smart Business Desktop on the IBM Cloud, which delivers desktop virtualization in a hosted environment; and IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud development which allows clients to expand internal development and test efforts with instant access to resources through IBM's secure, scalable cloud delivery model, software and image lifecycle management capabilities.

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