Watch out Silicon Valley: While the U.S. is the fastest country to adopt cloud computing, China is not far behind – making up about three percent of the world’s cloud computing market, which is estimated to be $90 billion, according to Gartner (News - Alert).
The research firm further predicts big things for cloud in China as well as massive potential, forecasting 40 percent growth per year. Furthermore, CCID Consulting expects China’s cloud computing market to grow to $18.6 billion in 2013 – up from $2.62 billion in 2010.
The country’s growth in cloud computing is expected to swell due to the Chinese government’s strategies outlined in its National Cloud Computing Industry Development Plan, which offers a technology roadmap to support the cloud industry through 2015.
According to a Cloud Times report, the first users of cloud computing technology in China will be the government, education, telecommunication, finance, petrochemical, petroleum and electricity sectors, with a real big push for the technology targeted at the public sector.
This Gartner report details the emerging Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market and the primary competitive forces influencing the market in China and India. The analyst group also outlines significant opportunities for success awaiting providers able to meet the needs of this rapidly growing enterprise space.
One company taking advantage of these trends in China is Datapipe (News - Alert), a cloud computing/hosting company, which operates two cloud data centers in Asia – Hong Kong and Shanghai. Both are connected via private, high-speed connections to data centers in Europe and the U.S.
Datapipe’s Stratosphere Cloud Solution – a globally available, high-performance managed cloud computing platform – is designed to meet enterprise requirements for enhanced governance, usability, compliance and interoperability with traditional compute platforms.
It’s well-known that China places a great deal of importance on control and security. As such, the Stratosphere Cloud provides immediate access to cloud resources over a secure Internet connection, according to Edvan Chan, Datapipe’s business director, Asia and Hong Kong.
“The Datapipe Team has extensive experience deploying global cloud infrastructure that caters to the unique needs of our clients,” Chan said in a statement. “For our customers in Asia, we provide the global reach, scale and organizational agility they need to effectively compete in the marketplace.”
Based on 10GE infrastructure, enterprise grade, high-performance hardware and built on the Citrix CloudPlatform, Datapipe’s Stratosphere is the most widely deployed CloudStack environment on the market. In addition to its China-based datacenters, Datapipe has datacenters located in Silicon Valley, Northern Virginia, New York, London, Brazil, Ireland and Singapore.
To learn more about Datapipe’s award-winning, world-renowned offerings, visit www.datapipe.com.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo