09 Feb '11, 2pm

IBM to build Asia's largest cloud storage centre: CHINA - IBM announced in January that it would build Asia's la...

CHINA - IBM announced in January that it would build Asia's largest cloud storage centre in China through a partnership with local entities, eWeek.com reported. The US company joined with Range Technology Development Co Ltd and the Hebei provincial bureau of industry and information to build the 620,000 sq m centre in Langfang, Hebei province. It is expected to be the largest cloud storage industry base in Asia when completed in 2016. IBM has set up a network of 10 such centers on six continents, eWeek.com said. The market for China's data centre services reached US$667.1 million (S$849 million) in 2009 and is forecast to grow an additional US$1.9 billion over the next five years, IBM said in its press release, quoting International Data Corp. -- CHINA DAILY/ANN

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