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IBM’s SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby quits

Crosby looks set to take a break from the tech world before landing a new gig

Lance Crosby, the chief executive officer of SoftLayer, the cloud service provider acquired by IBM in 2013, has resigned from the firm. Given the recent appointment of Robert LeBlanc and reports of a massive reorganisation underway at the firm, it is unclear whether IBM will seek to replace Crosby.

SoftLayer heads to Mexico

SoftLayer's latest datacentre opened in Querétaro near Mexico City this week

IBM announced the opening of the company’s latest SoftLayer datacentre in Mexico just one week after the company unveiled its Frankfurt datacentre.

IBM opens SoftLayer datacentre in Frankfurt

IBM opened its first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week

IBM has announced the opening of the company’s first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week, part of its $1.2bn investment into global cloud datacentres announced nearly one year ago. The move comes just months after AWS announced the launch of its Frankfurt-based public cloud.

SoftLayer to shake up the Australian cloud sector, Ovum says

IBM is setting its sights on Melbourne as the next location for a SoftLayer datacentre

IBM plans to launch its SoftLayer cloud platform in Australia in September, the company announced, the latest of 15 new SoftLayer datacentres to be built out globally by the end of this year. Adrian Ho, principle analyst with Ovum’s enterprise practice said the move is bound to shake up the Australian cloud services market, one of the most mature and competitive in the region.

IBM opens first Canadian SoftLayer DC in Toronto

IBM is opening its first SoftLayer datacentre in Canada

IBM announced the opening of its first SoftLayer datacentre in Canada. The company’s new Toronto datacentre is the latest expansion for IBM, which also recently opened cloud datacentres in London and Hong Kong, and comes just weeks after rival SAP opened up its first Canadian datacentre in the same city.

IBM to open SoftLayer datacentre in London

IBM's London datacentre is the latest of 15 new datacentre the firm intends to build out as it bolsters itself outside the US

As part of the company’s billion dollar investment to expand its cloud services footprint globally IBM announced that it plans to open a London datacentre in July, which will house the company’s SoftLayer infrastructure.

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