IBM Cloud Fuels AI Ambitions in Korea

IBM this week opened a new cloud data center in Korea that will include an artificial intelligence platform, letting developers create services that use IBM’s Watson. Located in Pangyo, Korea, near Seoul, the data center is being built with help from IT services company SK Holdings C&C, which has already been working with IBM on artificial intelligence. Related Articles The Pangyo facility will be IBM’s ninth Asia-Pacific cloud data center and 47th overall, so in that sense, it’s not so special. But like many large tech companies, IBM is interested in nurturing relationships with customer and partners in Asia. An increased physical presence in the region could help. Korea-based customers of IBM Cloud include security startup UpRoot; social media analytics firm Coolio; and Gravity, which builds massive multiplayer online role…


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