IBM opens cloud computing disaster recovery centres

IBM is investing $300m (£150m) on customer disaster recovery centres that use cloud computing technology.

IBM is investing $300m (£150m) on customer disaster recovery centres that use cloud computing technology.

The 13 centres will allow businesses to store information for quick retrieval in case their computer systems are destroyed in a disaster.

IBM is building the recovery sites in ten countries, including China, Japan, Turkey, Poland, France and the US.

IBM's technology encrypts data on customer computers and automatically sends it to IBM's cloud computing centres over the internet.

If a customer has a disaster, lost data can be retrieved and restored via the web in two to six hours, said IBM.

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