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IBM Moving $38m Cloud Computing Center into Singapore

The new Singapore facility is scheduled to launch in April

IBM said Monday that it was going to put $38 million into a new Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Center in Singapore, adding to its centers in Germany, Canada and the United States and its 13 global cloud labs, seven of which are in Asia-Pac in China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore.

The new Singapore facility is scheduled to launch in April offering the company's infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud portfolio to start along with IBM and third-party software.

IBM said the addition reflected demand for both public and private clouds.

IDC figures the Asia-Pacific cloud market excluding Japan will grow an average 40% a year rate through 2014 to reach $4.9 billion.

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