China Unicom launches cloud infrastructure services

Just eight days after Amazon and IBM announced they're launching cloud infrastructure (IaaS) services meant for Chinese companies and subsidiaries, China Unicom (CHU -0.7%) is doing the same.

The #2 Chinese mobile carrier has launched Wo Cloud, an IaaS solution that leverages the open-source OpenStack platform (strongly supported by Rackspace, Red Hat, and others), and which features cloud computing, storage, and app hosting services. Unicom says it will increase its cloud-related infrastructure investments to help support Wo Cloud.

In addition to Amazon and IBM, Unicom will face IaaS competition from Alibaba, which has long been a major player in the Chinese IaaS market, and Microsoft's Windows Azure (expanded into China earlier this year).

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  • Apple Diner
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    Nice. Bought CHU back before they were originally rumored to sign a deal with Apple to carry the iPhone.
    26 Dec 2013, 01:46 PM Reply Like
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