IBM Expands Business in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-09-01

IBM and Sichuan Huaxun Zhongxing Technology Co., Ltd. signed an agreement on May 21 to jointly build the largest cloud computing and big data center in Chengdu.
With an investment of RMB3.5 billion (approx. US$561.4 million) , the program, will be the largest one of its kind in western China.
The center will be a large-scale integrated data processing center covering several platforms involving smart health care, smart education, smart energy, cloud computing application and incubation of small and medium-sized enterprises, etc.
It is reported that the program will firstly be open to governments, enterprises and public institutions in western China, and then used for the application of smart government affairs services, smart industries and smart projects for public well-being, which can meet the needs of government departments in data processing, disaster recovery, public services for the Internet of things, mobile e-commerce and basic data platform. “It is hoped that such a platform can offer more help to make Chengdu a smart city, and it can improve the local investment environment to attract more companies from other parts of the country and the world,” said an official of IBM.

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