RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – IBM, which operates a big and recently upgraded data center in RTP, is closing several data centers in Texas and elsewhere that the company says are “unsuitable for upgrading,” according to a report.

The moves are part of a “modernization strategy,” IBM says.

Facilities being closed are located in:

  • Dallas (3)
  • Houston (1)

They four went offline on Oct. 30, according to Data Center Dynamics

Closing as of Nov. 30 are:

  • Dallas (1)
  • Melbourne, Australia (1)
  • Seattle (1)

In a statement, IBM explained the closures:

“IBM Cloud invests significantly in data center infrastructure. These investments include rolling out newer data centers and multizone regions (MZRs) designed to deliver a more resilient architecture with higher levels of network throughput and redundancy.

“Part of this modernization strategy is to close older data centers that are unsuitable for upgrading. As this transition approaches, help is available to assist you in your migration to modern data centers.”

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