Sep, 2016 : New European Markets Tapped by IBM and Microsoft

September 23, 2016 - IBM and Microsoft recently announced the launching of new cloud data centers in Europe. Both are adding new countries to the list of markets they serve.

Microsoft has launched a cloud data center in Germany through a partnership with Deutsche Telekom's subsidiary T-Systems. IBM has launched their data center in Norway and it's the first cloud data center in the area, along with IBMs 48th overall.


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