IBM announces its largest investment in Spain with three data centers that will be ready in 2023

IBM announced this Wednesday the largest investment in its history in Spain with the creation of your first Center Cloud (cloud) or Regin Cloud Multizona (MZR) in Espaa, which will consist of three data processing centers, which are expected to become operational in 2023 and which will have CaixaBank as their first customer.

These centers, which will involve “hundreds” of jobs in the coming years and will be located in Alcobendas, Las Rozas and Madrid, represent a firm commitment to the strategic Spanish market, IBM reported in a press release on a day that coincides with the visit of the President of the Government, Pedro Snchez, to the company’s facilities.

To help scale hybrid cloud adoption, this IBM MZR will be designed to enable its European clients implement your mission critical workloads with high security standards and respond to the regulatory and sovereign requirements of the data.

The company has unveiled its first agreement regarding this infrastructure, which will have CaixaBank as the protagonist and which will help the entity launch its CloudNow project, which aims to evolve its business applications.

The centers are individually designed so that in the event of a catastrophe or incident, it affects only one of them, enabling you to provide consistent cloud services and greater resilience to help customers continuously run mission-critical workloads.

Alliance with CaixaBank

CaixaBank will be the first company to join IBM’s new Multizone Region (MZR), with the aim of reinforce its technological strategy and its capacity for innovation. The bank’s CEO, Gonzalo Gortzar, explained how CaixaBank is going to launch its new technology project based on the hybrid cloud.

“We have carried out an analysis of the best model of cloud for the CaixaBank Group and we have developed a plan, called CloudNow, for the evolution of both the technological architecture and the management of media and data “, he pointed out. The manager stressed that the hybrid cloud will allow them to” advance more quickly, with greater flexibility, greater efficiency and better scalability. “

“The future is to have the best of both worlds: our traditional systems, which are very rich and offer us great capabilities, and the technology cloud, which today is essential in the time-to-market (launch period) and in attracting talent “, he added.

Gortzar also appreciated the fact that CaixaBank is the first company in Spain to join IBM’s new Multi-Zone Region. “It is a satisfaction and an opportunity to be the first client of an infrastructure of these characteristics and to have contributed to IBM making the decision to locate this center in Spain taking into account our needs,” said Gortzar, who believes that this operation ” it reflects that something is happening and that Spain is a place to invest. “

According to CaixaBank, the incorporation into the IBM MZR in Spain be key to driving CloudNow, a project aimed at improving efficiency, evolving key applications for the business and reinforcing the entity’s innovative vision. In addition, it will support its own data processing centers in the management of workloads and demand peaks, and contribute to reinforcing the availability and speed of access to services.

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