AMITIAE - Wednesday 14 October 2015
IBM Bluemix Cloud Platform to be Available in China through 21Vianet Collaboration
By Graham K. Rogers
A logical area of expansion in this area for IBM is China which has seen massive growth over the past few years, particularly in IT-related industries. As well as major manufacturing plants for many western companies, such as CISCO, Dell, HP and Apple, China is "home to 10 percent of the entire global population of developers".
To help drive further expansion and to capitalise on the already-existing developer community, IBM has entered into a collaboration with 21Vianet Group - a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider - to make Bluemix available to developers and enterprises in China.
The agreement is for 21Vianet (VNET:US) to provide the necessary infrastructure for the services, and to assume responsibility for the running of the service within China, while IBM while provide access to the Bluemix technologies. The aim is to generate an ecosystem in which cloud-based solutions are developed to assist in the building of new apps and technologies.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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