IBM — at CeBIT 2018 — announced plans to launch 18 availability zones for the IBM Cloud across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
The US-based IBM, which achieved $17.7 billion in annual cloud revenue, said ExxonMobil, Bausch + Lomb and Westpac are migrating central workloads to the IBM Cloud.
Oil and gas company ExxonMobil has adopted IBM Cloud for its Speedpass+ mobile app developed by IBM Services. Speedpass+ is available to motorists at more than 11,000 Exxon and Mobil gas stations across the US.
Bausch + Lomb, an eye health company, selected IBM Cloud for its cataract surgical system, Stellaris Elite. Bausch + Lomb will operate the network out of IBM Cloud data centers in Dallas and Frankfurt.
Westpac, a bank in Australia, has migrated to IBM Cloud infrastructure in Australia enabling Westpac to deploy applications and deliver new customer solutions to market faster, while meeting their regulatory controls for data protection and privacy.
IBM Cloud 18 new availability zones
Europe (Germany and UK)
Asia Pacific (Tokyo and Sydney)
North America (Washington, DC and Dallas, Texas)
IBM Cloud operates in nearly 60 locations across the world. Clients will be able to deploy multizone Kubernetes clusters across the availability zones via the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, simplifying how they deploy and manage containerized applications and adding further consistency to their experience.
IBM said its cloud footprint is especially critical as clients look to gain greater control of their data in the face of tightening data regulations, such as the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“Our cloud investment and growing client roster reflect that companies are increasingly seeking hybrid cloud environments that offer cutting edge tools including AI, analytics, IoT and blockchain to maximize their benefits,” David Kenny, senior vice president, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform, said.
Credit Mutuel, a leading bank in France, is deploying technologies — IBM Cloud, Security, and Watson – to reconceive partner relationships and operations and to help guarantee data security and protection of customer information.