IBM Cloud delivers a consistent, full, and resilient stack of cloud services, globally
Over the last nine months, IBM has launched availability zones around the globe. IBM Cloud regions with availability zones are located in the United States (Dallas and Washington, DC), Germany, UK, Japan, and Australia.
Customers using the IBM Cloud may be already familiar with the concepts of availability zones and regions, but for those who aren’t, here are some simple definitions:
IBM Cloud Region: A region is a geographically and physically separate group of one or more availability zones with independent electrical and network infrastructures isolated from other regions. Regions are designed to remove shared single points of failure with other regions and guarantee low inter-zone latency within the region.
IBM Cloud Availability Zone: An availability zone is a logically and physically isolated location within an IBM Cloud region with independent power, cooling, and network infrastructures. It is isolated from other zones to strengthen fault tolerance by avoiding single points of failure between zones while also guaranteeing high bandwidth and low inter-zone latency within a region.
Uniformity and consistency of cloud services between locations
Improved resiliency and availability of the cloud platform and infrastructure
What services can you expect in IBM Cloud regions?
Available cloud services include popular IBM Watson AI, databases, developer tools, platform, and infrastructure services.
The following integrated services are available in all IBM Cloud regions with availability zones. Use this menu to assemble the stack that best suits your application or workload, confident these services are available wherever you need them.
Artificial Intelligence services
IBM Watson®Discovery enables smart document understanding (SDU) and natural language processing (NLP).
IBM Watson Assistant is an AI-powered chatbot that comes pre-trained with industry-relevant content.
IBM Cloud Internet Services (Global) provides all-in-one network management services, including distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, web application firewall (WAF), and global load balancing.