IBM to Build Asia’s Largest Cloud Computing Centre in China

Must Read

Net Worth Of Jeff Bezos Is More Than Combined Net Worth of India’s Top 10 Richest People!

Jeff Bezos and the phrase 'World's Richest Person' has become synonym to each other. But after the...

Search Engine Optimization In Digital Era: Look Beyond Traffic

Search engine optimization, aka SEO, plays a vital role in today's online world, especially if it's about...

The Sudden Rise In The Demand Of Refurbished Smartphones In India!

The new normal is changing the dynamics of the Indian smartphone industry. In the last two to...

IBM, the world’s largest computer-services provider, said it won a contract to help China build Asia’s largest cloud computing centre by 2016.

The 620,000 square meter facility, which is to be owned by Range Technology, is expected to be completed in 2016, the companies announced on Tuesday. The data centre aims to mainly serve government departments from China’s capital and across the country, but will also be open to banks and private enterprises.

The cloud computing centre will be built in Langfang, a city between Beijing and Tianjin, in northern China. The data centre is meant to support the development of a new information technology hub being built in the area, said IBM spokeswoman Harriet Ip. IBM and Range Technology signed an agreement on the data centre last week in Chicago during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the U.S.

Advertisements

The data centres are located along a river and will be built according to the latest green construction concepts, said IBM’s Steve Sams, VP of global site and facilities services, a unit of Global Technology Services. In some cases, water evaporation techniques have been used to cool a data centre’s ambient air in Google and Microsoft cloud data centres, instead of electricity-powered air conditioning.

The data centre will support independent software vendors and enterprises with software product development, as well as help Langfang city, develop e-government services, administration systems and food-and-drug safety services.

IBM, the vendor for the project, did not disclose the cost of the data centre. But the company said Range Technology is spending about US$1.49 billion on the building of the Langfang Range International Information Hub, of which the data centre will be a part.

The cloud-computing centre is expected to employ between 60,000 and 80,000 people, according to Ip’s e-mail. Cloud computing allows customers to save money by storing data on remote servers that can be accessed via the Internet.

Range Technology Development was established in 2009 as an Internet, data center service and telecommunications-network- services provider.

Advertisements

2 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Global 5G Chipset Market: $22.41 Billion By 2026, Driven by 5G Smartphones

As the world has started shifting from 4G to 5G era, the global 5G chipset market has...

Launch Of JioMeet Will Make Zoom To Be The 60th Chinese App To Get Banned In India?

Today as soon as the launch of JioMeet was formally announced by Mukesh Ambani, the frontman of Reliance Industries, people quickly found...

Intel Invest in Jio Platforms: A Chance For Redemption In The Smartphone Market?

If you thought Mukesh Ambani was finally going to stop the stake selling spree in Jio Platforms after RIL was recently announced...

With The Launch of JioMeet Reliance Sets Its Eyes On Video Conferencing Market!

The race to dominate the video conferencing market has just become more interesting. As we are going through the...

Facebook To Shutdown Lasso, The TikTok Competitor: A Well Calculated Move?

By now almost everyone is aware of how Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) always attempts to copy every other popular app that tries to...

Net Worth Of Jeff Bezos Is More Than Combined Net Worth of India’s Top 10 Richest People!

Jeff Bezos and the phrase 'World's Richest Person' has become synonym to each other. But after the latest jump in the net...

In-Depth: Dprime

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

Fantastic 4: Four Day Work Week A Flashpoint Of Innovation?

It has been an idea that has been mooted by many, perhaps also somewhat sceptically. From being a dark horse to becoming...

TikTok Is Facing The Wrath Of People Who Love It The Most

Ever since the popular social media app TikTok entered India, it has been growing very aggressively in terms of users. Within a...

More Articles Like This