IBM opens massive 'cloud computing' data center in RTP

Posted September 22, 2014 12:45 a.m. EDT
Updated September 22, 2014 11:14 a.m. EDT

— IBM is opening a new data center at its Research Triangle Park campus. According to an announcement made by Big Blue just after midnight, the so-called "cloud resiliency center" covers some 72,000 square feet.

IBM first said the center would cover 4 million square feet. In a revised press release early Monday, the figure was changed to the sharply lower figure.

The RTP campus is one of the company's largest, and most of its estimated 7,500 employees in North Carolina are based there.

IBM (NYSE: IBM) is seeking to cash in on business continuity and disaster recovery demand in a market that Big Blue said is expected to generate some $32 billion in 2015.

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