Tuesday, December 20, 2011 11:50:30 PM
While cloud computing is already a quickly advancing industry in the United States and much of Europe, the world's most populous nation is now bracing for a cloud adoption explosion.
According to a recent SmartPlanet report, the cloud computing market in China is projected to grow 30 percent this year, prompting Beijing city officials to build "Cloud Valley," a 7,800 square meter complex that is expected to become the city's cloud industry base. City officials hope the rise of cloud computing will create 50,000 jobs by 2015, the report said.
Cloud Valley currently houses 13 companies and over 1,000 employees, but the industry is still far behind its U.S. counterpart as far as adoption and attitudes toward the cloud, the report said.
"Chinese firms want to keep control, because there isn’t the same degree of trust between companies as there is in the US," said Eric Dong, head of product marketing for Cloud Valley firm Supercloud, as reported by the source. Dong added that most Chinese enterprises have opted for private cloud solutions because of the perceived trust issues involved in allowing cloud providers to manage some data.
China isn't the only Asian nation expecting a growth in cloud computing, as a recent Forrester Research report found that 90 percent of Thai companies believe the cloud is relevant.
-McAfee Cloud Security