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Linklaters Insights: China promotes innovation and development of cloud computing

27 March 2015

The State Council has called for local governments and ministries to develop the cloud computing industry in order to harness its ability to optimise the allocation of IT and data resources in accordance with market demand.

The key achievements targeted by the State Council in 2017 include breakthroughs in key technologies and products including cloud computing platform software and Exabyte (EB) level cloud storage system, and a well-built network of cloud computing data centres with newly-constructed data centres having Power Usage Effectiveness of above 1.5. By 2020, the State Council expects to see cloud computing becoming widely used and assuming a key support role in the PRC’s national network with a developed supervisory and regulatory system and enhanced big data capabilities.

The full article is available on the Linklaters website.