[photopress:zone_wuxi_1.jpg,full,alignright]IBM will establish the first Cloud Computing Center for software companies in China, at the new Wuxi Tai Hu New Town Science and Education Industrial Park in Wuxi, China.
Cloud computing is an approach to shared information technology (IT) infrastructure in which large pools of systems are linked together to provide IT services.
Cloud computing allows corporate data centers to operate more like the Internet by enabling computing resources to be accessed and shared as virtual resources in a secure and scalable manner.
[photopress:zone_wuxi2.jpg,full,alignleft]The center will be built using IBM’s ‘Blue Cloud’ technologies, a series of cloud computing software based on open standards and open source software which link together computers to deliver Web 2.0 capabilities such as mashups (love the name), open collaboration, social networking and mobile commerce.
This new center will offer Chinese software companies the ability to tap into a virtual computing environment to support their development activities.
IBM will work with Wuxi Tai Lake Industry Investment and Development, the Wuxi municipal government, and its business partners to build the China Cloud Computing Center. This will be a shared facility providing each software company in the park with its own virtualized computing resource.