IBM is opening its first cloud data center with SoftLayer in Japan, located in Tokyo. The company had previously announced SoftLayer cloud data center launches in Melbourne and Paris. Between Q3 2013 and Q3 2014, IBM Cloud’s customer base in Japan increased more than 600 percent, and Japanese customers using its SoftLayer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) now total more than 1,000, according to the company.

The Tokyo cloud data center has capacity for thousands of physical servers and offers the full range of SoftLayer cloud infrastructure services, including bare metal servers, virtual servers, storage, and networking.

SoftLayer, an IBM Company, operates a global cloud infrastructure platform with 100,000 devices under management.

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