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Ministry to set up cloud computing data centers

(China Daily) Updated: 2012-12-28 14:11

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is drafting plans on the layout of data centers for cloud computing across the country, according to China Securities Journal.

The country now boasts 430,000 data centers with more than 5 million servers. The market is valued at 2 trillion yuan ($320 billion) over the next five years, according to estimates from IT consultancy IDC.

Soaring demand for cloud computing is pushing China to take serious steps in doubling the size of its data centers, which are expected to process seven to 10 times the amount of data compared to the current level, IDC said.

China Daily-Agencies

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