Technology giant IBM to open new data centre in Fareham

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Technology giant IBM has announced it will be opening a new cloud data centre in Fareham next month.

The multinational company said it was opening four new UK centres to ‘keep pace with growing client demand’.

A spokeswoman for IBM confirmed the new centre would open before the end of December, but would not reveal where it will be based in Fareham or how many jobs will be created.

IBM currently has two cloud data centres in the UK.

The company works with UK clients such as National Express and Wimbledon for their data needs.

In a statement IBM said: ‘The investment in the new facilities underscores IBM’s long-standing commitment to providing innovative solutions to the UK market and triples its cloud center capacity in the UK.’

Minister of State for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock said: ‘We are already among the most digitally connected countries in the world, with a globally successful digital economy worth more than £118 billion a year and strong cyber security defences to protect consumers and business.

‘Today’s announcement by IBM is a further boost for this thriving area, and another vote of confidence which shows Britain is open for business.

‘These new cloud data centres will help our firms work smarter and quicker to become the world-leading businesses of tomorrow.’