More than just a building with servers

Building and operating a data center involves more than filling a room with servers. Every aspect of an IBM Cloud data center—from location and accessibility to power density and redundancy—is designed to guarantee its security, resiliency, and efficiency. We build each center to the same spec and equip it to provide the full Bluemix catalog of services. And each is staffed 24x7 with experts to troubleshoot and address the rare issues that can’t be directly resolved through our automated management system.

Our Data Center Environment

Standardized Pod Design

Standardized, best-practices-based facilities.

Each data center facility features one or more pods, each built to the same specifications with best-in-class methodologies to support up to 5,000 servers. Leveraging this standardization across all geographic locations, we optimize key data center performance variables including: space, power, network, personnel, and internal infrastructure.

Redundant, Best-in-class Infrastructure

Redundant power, cooling, and network carriers.

All IBM Cloud data centers maintain multiple power feeds, fiber links, dedicated generators, and battery backup. They are built from industry-leading hardware and equipment, ensuring the highest level of performance, reliability, and interoperability. We regularly inspect and test our redundant n+1 power and cooling resources to guarantee stability in our data center pods.

High Performance Rack Architecture

Better power, bandwidth, and support for each server.

We’ve designed our racks to provide high bandwidth, ample power, simplified system deployment, and faster issue resolution. Each rack has 40Gbps of connectivity right to it—20Gbps to the private network, 20Gbps to the public network—for exceptional and consistent network performance for every system.

High Performance Rack Architecture

Compliance, Controls, and Security

24x7 on-site security. Rigorous controls. Peace of mind.

Every location is hardened against physical intrusion, and server room access is limited to certified employees. All of our controls (inside and outside the data center) are vetted by third-party auditors, and we provide detailed reports for our customers' own security certifications. The most sensitive financial, healthcare, and government workloads require the unparalleled protection Bluemix provides.

Global Footprint

More data centers. In more locations. Around the world.

With data centers across North America, Europe, and Asia, customers can provision cloud resources where (and when) they need them. Each data center is connected to our global private network, making data transfers faster and more efficient anywhere in the world. Bluemix performance, flexibility and control isn’t just on demand, it’s also just around the corner.

Bluemix Global Data Centers

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Data Center Locations

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Amsterdam 01
The Netherlands
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Amsterdam 03
The Netherlands
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Chennai
India
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Dallas 01
USA
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USA
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USA
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Dallas 06
USA
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Dallas 07
USA
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USA
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USA
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USA
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USA
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Frankfurt
Germany
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Hong Kong
China
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Houston
USA
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London
England
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Melbourne
Australia
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Milan
Italy
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Montreal
Canada
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Oslo
Norway
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Paris
France
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Querétaro
Mexico
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San Jose 01
USA
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Sao Paulo
Brazil
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Seattle
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Seoul
Korea
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Singapore
Singapore
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Sydney
Australia
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Tokyo
Japan
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Toronto
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