Cloud-computing – by Microsoft with China Partner company.
Microsoft Corp will develop and market cloud-computing products in China with a Chinese partner company - China Standard Software Co Ltd (CS2C).
CS2C known as a provider of operating systems and office products. So Microsoft and China Standard Software Co Ltd will develop and sell cloud-computing solutions primarily to large enterprise clients such as online retailers, banks and government ministries.
The cloud platforms will be for Windows-based computers as well as for Linux and Unix systems.
But what is the ‘cloud-computing’? Cloud computing is being promoted as the new generation of data and application storage, with users storing data not on computers or on local servers but in a "cloud" maintained by servers that may be in several locations.
The potential market in China could include government entities such as the Beijing city government and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture that have indicated an interest in moving toward cloud computing.
The cooperative effort could serve as a model for Microsoft to introduce similar cloud-computing projects in other emerging markets such as Brazil and India.
Read more detailed explanation about ‘cloud-computing’ in our next post.