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IBM To Build Huge Cloud Datacenter In Asia

 The project is planned to be completed in 2016 and cover about 6.2 million square feet of floor space.

The data center is designed to support IBM's outsourcing and disaster recovery services. Range Technology is collaborating with IBM to construct and run the center:  "This initiative plays a critical role in the economic development of China in light of the pressing demand for managed hosting in the areas of cloud computing and mobile devices," said Range Technology's Zhou Chaonan in a prepared statement.

As part of the collaboration, Range Technology will rely on IBM's deep expertise in technology, training, solutions and data center design services for building the center in addition to business applications for the Range International Group. Range Technology and IBM will also work together to provide hosting and operation services.

IBM said that it currently managed 8 million square feet of data center space.     

  • nforce4max
    Great more outsourcing in the middle of a depression, the last thing we need in EU and US.
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  • amoghthegamer
    MORE OUTSOURCING TO THOSE SHIT FUCKING ASSHOLES! FUCK YOU IBM! We need to put a 40% tax ON EVERYTHING NOT MADE in the USA, Canada, and UK! Close up our borders 100% on allow ZERO MEXICANS, unlimited CANADIANS, unlimited British, unlimited Australian, and only 10K from other countries!
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  • Darkk
    Even bigger issue by having our data housed in China???
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  • bebangs
    screw you :kaola: THANK YOU IBM! In Asia, We dont put 40% tax ON EVERYTHING! Our borders is 100% open to allow unlimited MEXICANS, unlimited CANADIANS, unlimited British, unlimited Australian, and unlimited Americans too! and 'No 10K' limit from other countries!
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  • palladin9479
    DarkkEven bigger issue by having our data housed in China???
    Like I've said in other threads, storing your data on a "cloud" just means your storing it at someone else's data center. In this case you'd be literally giving your data to the Chinese. No business in their right mind could possible benefit from housing their sensitive data, things like product designs, schematics, future plans, business financial data, and even accounting information in a data center operated / controlled by the Chinese. Before it was an issue of paying the right tech enough money to copy your competitors data and give them to you, now its just a matter of the Chinese government taking your data and giving it to your Chinese competitor to produce their own knock-off Chinese branded products.
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  • amnotanoobie
    @amoghthegamer
    @bebangs

    So you'd want most of your own US brand of electronics, cars, appliances, etc to be impossible to buy by most people. Do you think items today would be that cheap if products don't flow freely across markets?

    This is one of the pitfalls of countries that have high costs of living. Everything is expensive -> so we need to raise salaries -> since we raised salaries we need to price products/services higher -> again to raising salaries.
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  • chfireball
    @amoghtegamer
    This is for the most part Americas fault.in the 70's japan inported alot of cars to the us. they were " cheap " and no better the what we were making at the time.. but again i say they were cheap! so the us purchased alot of the cars.. japan used the profit to make better cars.. it comes down to price! and until Americans take a stand we will always be flooded with cheap inports!
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  • g00fysmiley
    man whats with all the xenophones >_< look... if you're an american you are an immigrant... period it may have been several generations back... btu even "native" americans who are the onyl ones who i say cna almsot make this claim came over on a land bridge a long time back... most peopel though have been in the us for 3-400 years max and thats being generous for most.... we're a country of immigrants get that through your skulls and stop being racist pricks.
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  • Snipergod87
    6.2 million square feet
    Darn my data center is only 6.1 million square feet :(
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  • indianoverclocker
    amoghthegamerMORE OUTSOURCING TO THOSE SHIT FUCKING ASSHOLES! FUCK YOU IBM! We need to put a 40% tax ON EVERYTHING NOT MADE in the USA, Canada, and UK! Close up our borders 100% on allow ZERO MEXICANS, unlimited CANADIANS, unlimited British, unlimited Australian, and only 10K from other countries!
    Its interesting to see how you are biased against everyone but the British, Canadians and the Australians. I really would like to see your reasoning behind letting the aforementioned people work in USA without any caps.

    Only 10,000 from other countries?? Let me ask you a serious question - Have you ever run a technology business? Do you have any idea how hard it is to find qualified AMERICAN citizens to hire? Just try to find an AMERICAN citizen who is as qualified as a foreign candidate and willing to relocate and accept a slightly lower paycheck. You will soon realize why companies do this.

    Before you hate on others and start posting angry comments, look at your country and what it stands for. The way corporations are treated in America, no wonder they will do whatever they want. Corporations are FOR PROFIT. Please understand that. They will not care if an employee is Mexican or Argentinian or Nigerian or Chinese or whatever. If they can find someone to work for cheap, they will hire them.

    Either Americans man up and admit that they demand unrealistic salaries in this economy and be willing to work for cheaper, or STFU and stop bitching.

    Canadians know better than to come and work in the USA. The healthcare system and the overall social scenario is way too conservative for Canadians to tolerate. There are exceptions, but the average Canadian or even a Britisher would stay away from this redneck country (get this thing through your head - this is the perception of USA in other developed countries).

    Think about it.
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