IBM joined forces with 21Vianet Group, Inc., a carrier-neutral internet data center service provider, to introduce IBM's cloud infrastructure service.
In a release, the Company noted that IBM will provide the physical point of distribution and service while 21Vianet will host the POD facility at 21Vianet datacenter in Beijing.
Josh Chen, Chairman and CEO of 21Vianet Group, Inc., said: "IBM is a global leading enterprise-level cloud computing provider. What's more, IBM is a sincere partner, not only sharing its own technologies and services, but also growing together with us with business insights, management experience, operation and marketing to help drive innovation. Through this cooperation, 21Vianet Group, Inc. has obtained not only business growth, but also comprehensive enhancement in service capability of cloud computing, providing a platform upon which enterprises to base their critical and production workloads for growth."
Laurie Tropiano, General Manager of GTS, IBM GCG, said: "Today, IBM and 21Vianet Group, Inc. create the new era of enterprise cloud computing in China. Our clients, the pillars of China's economy, will see IBM further accelerating its efforts around driving innovation in China with enhanced IBM cloud offerings as a platform. We are setting a new benchmark for cloud computing performance in China."
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