Comcast Business Connects to Big Blue's Cloud

Unit provides dedicated links to IBM Cloud for public/private cloud deployments
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Comcast Business said it now provides direct, dedicated links to IBM Cloud’s global network of data centers that deliver up to 10 Gbps for public, private or hybrid cloud deployments.

They said direct cloud connectivity will help business customers boost performance security and availability when compared to connecting via the open Internet.

Under the deal, Comcast Business’s clients will be able to hook into IBM Cloud’s global footprint, comprised of more than 50 data centers in 19 countries and six continents.

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“By working with IBM Cloud, Comcast Business gives enterprises more choices for connectivity so they can store data,  optimize their workloads, and execute mission-critical applications in the cloud, whether it be on-premise, off-premise or a combination of the two,” Jeff Lewis, vice president of data services at Comcast Business, said in a statement.

IBM said it has similar deals in place with companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Bell Canada.

The deal with IBM Cloud follows a deal announced last year in which Comcast Business established direct links to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Comcast’s business services unit pulled in $1.44 billion in revenues in Q4 2016, and $5.51 billion for all of 2016.

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