As originally published on Olhar Digital
IBM announced on Tuesday (16) the start of operations of its multizone region (MZR) for Latin America – a complex of interconnected data centers, composed of three or more zones of the company’s cloud services. Brazil was chosen to start the first operation of its kind in the region.
The multizone region was built from the data center company’s existing facility in Jundiaí, in the interior of São Paulo, and its main purpose is to support the adoption of hybrid cloud by companies, helping to promote business growth in the region – especially in the pandemic period, when several companies are accelerating their operations towards digital.
“We are proud to expand our investments and presence in Brazil by offering high levels of reliability, security and control to create new business models based on massive use of data and artificial intelligence, and supported by a hybrid cloud”, says Katia Vaskys, General Manager of IBM Brazil.
In this first phase, customers will be able to take advantage of a set of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and storage solutions, which focus on providing security and controlling network traffic, protection of sensitive data, backup and recovery systems.
The idea is to release other solutions from Portfolio IBM Cloud throughout 2021, including platform service options, plus artificial intelligence capabilities with IBM Watson, blockchain, internet of things (IoT) and analytics.
IBM Cloud Multizone Region
The news that Brazil would have a multizone region occurred at the end of 2019, when IBM reported some expansion plans for its cloud on Brazilian soil.
Although interconnected, these zones operate independently, each containing its own cooling, network and energy. Thus, any failures that may impact any of the regions will not affect the others, ensuring business continuity.
For this reason also, the services offered through MZR have the main purpose of helping clients to implement mission-critical architectures and applications, being especially interesting for clients of financial services, government and telecommunications.
According to the company, among the advantages of the offer are low latency, greater availability and greater interconnection speed between data centers.