[photopress:zone_wuxi.jpg,full,alignright]IBM will establish the first Cloud Computing Center for software companies in China in an industrial zone, offering emerging Chinese software companies in that zone the ability to tap into a virtual computing environment to support their development activities. It will be established with IBM and Wuxi Tai Lake Industry Investment and Development
The Cloud Computing Center will be in Wuxi Tai Hu New Town Science and Education Industrial Park which is home to dozens of new software companies and represents a multimillion dollar investment.
iSoftStone, one of the new software companies in the park, plans to develop account settlement software for the financial services industry.
Wuxi is classified as an investment zone by the Chinese government and has been named a ‘National Model City of Science and Technology Advancement’ for five consecutive years.
Companies in the park will be able to access these common services provided by the center at any time – just as they use utilities and other shared services.
The technologies being offered include IBM Rational software development tools, WebSphere Application Server software and DB2 database software running on IBM System x, System p and BladeCenter servers. IBM Tivoli systems management software will manage the cloud computing environment.