Project will be in a partnership with Chinese Range Technology Development and the Hebei provincial bureau of industry
IBM has announced it will partner with Chinese Range Technology Development and the Hebei provincial bureau of industry and information to build Asia’s largest cloud-enabled data storage center in China.
Construction on the new 330,000-square-foot enterprise-level cloud computing center is expected to begin in some weeks.
The American IT company said when the data storage center will be completed in 2016, it will be the largest cloud storage industry base in Asia.
IBM vice-president Steven Sams said the data center has been the core of IBM’s enterprise systems for long.
Range Technology chairman Zhou Chaonan said the collaboration will help the center to possess the ability to provide optimised information service outsourcing, business procedure outsourcing and disaster recovery service ability.
IBM has a network of 10 cloud-enabled data centers on six continents. These data centers are connected in a grid and form the company’s own enterprise cloud system.
In March 2010, IBM had announced that it would begin substantial investments in cloud computing systems in China.