IBM SoftLayer on Tuesday said it is offering $500 discount on services from its Toronto data center that went live today.
The special offer is for a limited time only.
The enterprise IT vendor today said the opening of a new SoftLayer data center in Toronto will meet the growing demand for hybrid cloud solutions.
The data center follows recent launches in London and Hong Kong.
IBM earlier announced $1.2 billion investment in Cloud initiatives aimed at extending its cloud services capabilities in Canada and throughout the world.
The facility is the first SoftLayer data center in Canada. The unit will offer bare metal and virtual servers, storage, and networking.
IBM will be targeting financial institutions, public sector organizations, and many large enterprises that require in-country data residency.
The Toronto data center has capacity for more than 15,000 physical servers and is built exactly like other SoftLayer facilities, which are based on a POD (Performance Optimized Data Center) concept. The facility connects directly into SoftLayer’s global network via a network Point of Presence (PoP) located in Toronto.
“Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America, and a vital financial and technological hub — not only for the province of Ontario but for all of Canada,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer’s CEO.
IBM’s Canadian customers include financial services, insurance, retail and public sector organizations as well as numerous Canadian startup companies.