IBM Unveils New Global Supply Chain Hub in Dublin

Sept. 17, 2008
Data center was designed using energy-efficient green strategies

IBM and the Industrial Development Agency of Ireland (IDA Ireland) announced a new next generation data center at IBM's Technology Campus, Dublin. This new facility, which is fully owned and operated by IBM, will provide a wide range of new and cost effective IT services for the Irish marketplace.

The center will also serve as a global hub for delivering IBM Software in 84 countries worldwide. The data center is designed using IBM Research energy-efficient green strategies and technology innovations that optimize space, power cooling and resiliency while reducing costs and supporting business growth.

As part of its data center strategy new and upgraded products and services are being introduced across the IBM portfolio. These elements focus on tools to measure and manage energy consumption, manage security pain points and provide significant cost savings for data center optimization.

"We are hearing from our local clients that they have an increasing need to manage costs, and improve their operational efficiency while not compromising the security and integrity of their systems," said Anne Fitzsimons, Country Manager, Integrated Technology Services, IBM Ireland. "This new data center expands our capability to deliver on these requirements. For example, reducing costs through providing Infrastructure Managed Services or improving communications through the convergence of voice and data."

"Today's announcement illustrates how IBM operates as a globally integrated enterprise. The expertise in Supply Chain Research, IT Services, and Integrated Supply Chain skills here at the Dublin Technology Campus is enabling us to meet the needs not just of our domestic business, but also of our global business," said Dan Carrell, Dublin Technology Campus Executive and Director, Global Manufacturing and Integration Services.

The Dublin hub complements and greatly strengthens IBM's existing Integrated Supply Chain software operations in Boulder, Colo.

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