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IBM looks to further European cloud expansion with new customers and availability zones

July 04, 2018 / James Bourne

IBM is looking to build upon recent cloud momentum – and the company is expanding in Europe after securing several new customers in healthcare, logistics, energy and more.The announcements showcase how many prospective IBM clients are utilising the company’s cloud for its artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain capabilities. Credit Mutuel, a French bank, is deploying IBM Watson virtual assistants across all of its business lines – run on IBM’s cloud in France with a backup in Germany – while Koopman Logistics, based in the Netherlands, will aim to track and trace consignments across its supply chain through IBM’s blockchain.Alongside them are Gruppo 24 Ore, a media firm based in Italy, Spanish digital health provider Teckel Medical, UK-based RS Components and lighting solutions firm Osram AG, based in Germany.