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When IBM purchased SoftLayer on June 13, 2013, it reported 21,000 customers with a global cloud infrastructure platform spanning 13 data centers. Today, SoftLayer boasts 28,000 customers with 18 data centers worldwide and it says it will expand to 40 data centers in 15 countries by year's end.
SoftLayer is the crown jewel in IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's strategy to transform the company into a business focused on the cloud, analytics, mobile, and social aspects of IT. Over the past 12 months IBM has said it plans to invest $3.2 billion on growing the data center footprint, creating a cloud Platform-as-a-Service called Bluemix and launching a Watson business unit, with Watson running on SoftLayer.
Here are SoftLayer's nine biggest wins since being acquired by IBM.