Cloud Computing can be defined as a device to deliver computer service which shared software, resources, plus info and provided to computers over the network which is look like Internet. The main idea of cloud computing is to centalized services with the data, software, and computation on a published application programming interface (API) over a network. It has a lot of overlap with software as a service (SaaS).
According to Gartner research the differences in how major geographies evolve toward cloud infrastructures services will challenge CIO, IT and sourcing managers. Data center outsourcing spending in North America was $33 billion in 2011, while web hosting and colocation totalled $23 billion. This region has the highest cloud adoption rate, with 60 percent of public cloud services worldwide, and the US hosting market has continued to accelerate the fast innovation and transformation.
Also the study research in Asia shows that that customers in many Asia countries prefer their data to be near them in local data centers because they want to have control over their data. For this reason IBM will build a new cloud computing center in Jilin (China), which will be the third facility for IBM in China, this data center suppose to power digital city and cross industry cloud computing services for north eastern China, and inner Mongolia.
IBM has been significantly expanding in the Asia due to the huge demand for cloud computing services as the spending on data center services in the Asia reached $10 billion in 2011, while web hosting and colocation were $2.5 billion.
IBM has another two cloud computing centers in China one in Hebei, which is considered the largest cloud computing center in Asia, and another one in Jiangsu. Also IBM recently opened two data centers in Japan and a data center in Singapore beside cloud labs in the Asia Pacific region, including China, India, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. The project supposed to open in April 2012, the new China data center will provide comprehensive cloud services and technology portfolio via IBM’s cloud delivery infrastructure. IBM is also partnering with Jilin University on establishing joint R&D organizations. The university will establish a local center in Liaoyuan for graduate students with a focus in computing applications and software.