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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Microsoft Opens Cloud Computing Center in Taiwan

Microsoft opened a joint cloud computing center with Taiwan’s economics ministry on Thursday at the Computex electronics show, and announced a plan to work with two local companies on new designs for servers meant specifically for cloud computing, the growing trend towards decentralized, virtualized computing services.  Microsoft, which has worked with Taiwanese companies for 20-years, will license patents from its technology portfolio and share its software expertise with companies, academia and research institutes in Taiwan to develop connected devices and cloud data centers, the company said in a statement.

Taiwan will need such servers for an initiative to build complete containerized data centers that was announced Wednesday at Computex by Taiwan’s biggest publicly funded research group, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).  The research organization is working to halve the cost of building containerized data centers by using standardized computing components and a set stack of software.

Microsoft and the two laptop makers plan to have prototypes of the new cloud computing servers available in the fall.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/197873/microsoft_opens_cloud_computing_center_in_taiwan.html

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