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Cloud Computing in China: Chinese To Get E-Commerce Clouds

It is expected to cost roughly $15 million once construction starts this year

Alisoft, the software subsidiary of Alibaba.com, the big Chinese B2B e-commerce portal that Yahoo owns a piece of, has cut a strategic cooperation deal with the municipal government of Nanjing to build China’s first “e-commerce cloud computing center.” It is expected to cost roughly $15 million once construction starts this year.


The company also intends building cloud centers in other cities to “provide e-commerce services to domestic users as well as computing, storage and network services,” according to a Chinese press report that appears on Alibaba’s web site.

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