IBM launches public cloud data centre in Chennai

Announces  partnership with NASSCOM  to help startups in India
Bangalore, October 14,  2015: IBM  has opened  its first  Indian public cloud data centre  in Chennai.  It is part  of of IBM’s $1.2 billion investment to expand its global cloud footprint into every major financial market. 
The new IBM Cloud data centre offers local customers and end users increased performance and speed for data traveling to and from the region.
IBM is also  establishing a partnership with National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to launch, a digital hub wherein the entire Indian startup ecosystem, including angels, mentors, investors, academia and venture capitalists, can interact with each other to grow the cloud market.
It has also announced two initiatives for developers—developerWorks Premium and a cloud certification programme—to enable developers with the right tools and skills to compete and innovate in the global marketplace. Also in support of developers, IBM is working with strategic enterprise IT leaders like Accenture, Tech Mahindra and CSC to extend the use of IBM Cloud technologies, including IBM Bluemix, to developer communities in India and around the world.