IBM_smart_cloudIBM has opened a SmartCloud for Social Business Data Center in Europe. Based in Germany, the new data center will be serving customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), says the company.

The new data center joins other SmartCloud for Social Business facilities in North America and Asia Pacific. 

In 2012, IBM announced support for EU and Swiss Safe Harbor frameworks and model clause agreements to address EU data privacy requirements for the cloud.

IBM’s Cloud revenue grew by 80 percent in 2012.

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