Cloud Computing In China Looks Set To Soar

Cloud Computing In China Looks Set To Soar

China is notorious for being a closed market, however, as the largest single market in Asia it could prove to be the game changer necessary to tip the scales of Cloud Computing adoption (at least in Asia). While we all know that a single grain of rice can tip the scales, China’s expanding Cloud Computing market is rapidly growing out of the boundaries set by the country’s Great Firewall of China. Everything looks set to be in place enough that China may be the game changer for your cloud enterprise or startup as well.

Late last year IDC predicted a number of things in relation to Cloud Computing in China.

This included:

  • Emerging markets (which includes China) will continue to have an oversized impact on global IT growth. While these markets will account for 28% of worldwide IT spending in 2012 – up from 21% five years ago – they will actually drive 53% of all IT spending growth worldwide.
  • China will pass Japan as the #2 IT market. China will continue to have the largest share (28%) of emerging markets spending and will see that spending grow almost 20% in 2012, reaching $145 billion. IDC predicts that China will pass Japan as the second-largest IT market sometime in the second half of 2012.

While some may still point to China’s still very visible Great Firewall, pockets of Clouds are rapidly appearing directly through it. In a bid to broach Cloud Computing the Chinese Government has implemented Cloud Computing centers and startup incubators such as the Cloud Valley. The Aldridge Company’s recent MOU with the Shanghai Lingang Economic Development group to bring Chinese companies into the cloud is indicative that more private clouds may soon crop up in China, creating a more Cloud-ready market receptive to similar Cloud-based technologies and startups. Cloud Valley officials have also indicated their readiness to provide IT outsourcing on a more global scale as well, at rock-bottom prices.

Companies such as CloudFlare are already making their mark in China. According to Chunghwa Telecom Vice President, Wen-Show Yang, “You can apply to the Beijing government for permission to set up a direct internet connection. But you need to pay a bit extra.” So if you’re looking to set up shop in China, you won’t have to go through the Great Firewall either. If all goes according to IDC’s predictions, another 6 to 8 months or so may be all the difference it needs to be a part of 2012’s Chinese Water Dragon’s ascent to the Cloud.

By Muz Ismial

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

3 Keys To Keeping Your Online Data Accessible

3 Keys To Keeping Your Online Data Accessible

Online Data Data storage is often a real headache for businesses. Additionally, the shift to the cloud in response to storage challenges has caused security teams to struggle to reorient, leaving 49 percent of organizations doubting their experts’ ability to adapt. Even so, decision makers should not put off moving from old legacy systems to…

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Password Challenges  Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience while also providing stronger security. Since the beginning of logins, consumers have used a simple username and password to…

Lavabit, Edward Snowden and the Legal Battle For Privacy

Lavabit, Edward Snowden and the Legal Battle For Privacy

The Legal Battle For Privacy In early June 2013, Edward Snowden made headlines around the world when he leaked information about the National Security Agency (NSA) collecting the phone records of tens of millions of Americans. It was a dramatic story. Snowden flew to Hong Kong and then Russia to avoid deportation to the US,…

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it is to keep the lights on at home let alone factors that are out of…

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

Cloud Security Missteps Cloud computing remains shrouded in mystery for the average American. The most common sentiment is, “It’s not secure.” Few realize how many cloud applications they access every day: Facebook, Gmail, Uber, Evernote, Venmo, and the list goes on and on… People flock to cloud services for convenient solutions to everyday tasks. They…

Using Private Cloud Architecture For Multi-Tier Applications

Using Private Cloud Architecture For Multi-Tier Applications

Cloud Architecture These days, Multi-Tier Applications are the norm. From SharePoint’s front-end/back-end configuration, to LAMP-based websites using multiple servers to handle different functions, a multitude of apps require public and private-facing components to work in tandem. Placing these apps in entirely public-facing platforms and networks simplifies the process, but at the cost of security vulnerabilities. Locating everything…

Achieving Network Security In The IoT

Achieving Network Security In The IoT

Security In The IoT The network security market is experiencing a pressing and transformative change, especially around access control and orchestration. Although it has been mature for decades, the network security market had to transform rapidly with the advent of the BYOD trend and emergence of the cloud, which swept enterprises a few years ago.…

Having Your Cybersecurity And Eating It Too

Having Your Cybersecurity And Eating It Too

The Catch 22 The very same year Marc Andreessen famously said that software was eating the world, the Chief Information Officer of the United States was announcing a major Cloud First goal. That was 2011. Five years later, as both the private and public sectors continue to adopt cloud-based software services, we’re interested in this…