Having an IBM cloud center located in their country will also give some customers the ability to use cloud computing for likely the first time, he added.
Many businesses and government organizations are not allowed to use cloud services that host their data outside their country.
"This could give these types of customers a chance to dip their toes into the cloud and see if it's all it's cracked up to be," said Olds. "So, really, the key part of this announcement is the geographic spread of IBM's cloud centers."
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