As per the government-supported industrialization program, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Inventec recently signed a partnership deal to actively develop the domestic cloud data center market to strengthen the market share of local equipment vendors. CHT recently provided its NT$5 million turnkey solution for cloud data centers powered by Virtuoso, CHT's proprietary cloud computing operation system.
Under the industrialization executed by the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), CHT has agreed to work with Inventec to expand the adoption of Virtuoso Appliance, a new generation of cloud-rack solutions by government agencies, schools and universities. Multinational telecommunications companies like Cisco and Nortel Data have dominated Taiwan's domestic data center solution market, a reason why IDB launched the abovementioned industrialization program to strengthen the market share of homegrown equipments vendors and solution providers in Taiwan.
CHT has so far collaborated with Asustek and Wiwynn Technology on the popularization of its Virtuoso Appliance. In May 2013, Asustek Computer signed a memorandum of understanding with CHT, with the goal of delivering cloud-based healthcare to Palau. The new platform, a state-of-the-art electronic patient records system, will help healthcare facilities in Palau stay connected to one another in the cloud and pool patient records for on-demand access. CHT is one of the major companies behind the founding of Taiwan'sCloud Computing Consortium.