China to build cloud computing base in Harbin

15:44, November 22, 2010      

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China will build a complete industrial chain of cloud computing technology and create the "China Cloud Valley" in Harbin, capital of northeastern China's Heilongjing Province over the next three years.

In the coming three years, the new industry will have a scale of 3 billion yuan, People's Daily reported on Monday. Cloud computing refers the shared use of resources from several computers facilitated by networks.

The world's largest cloud computing data centers are mostly located between 40 degrees north latitude and 50 degrees and Harbin's location is similar to that. In addition, Harbin has abundant electric power and water resources, which help to reduce the operating costs, thus Harbin has unique regional advantages in developing the cloud computing industry, said Sun Rao, vice governor of Heilongjiang Province, at the launching ceremony of the cloud computing base on Nov. 18.

The "China Cloud Valley" will include a cloud computing center base; an application, innovation and research and development base; and a business incubator base. It will mainly develop industries involved in could computing, such as the Internet of things; software and service outsourcing; film, TV and new media production; and animation production

By Liang Jun, People's Daily Online


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