Prospects bright for cloud computing amid tech leap

In China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021 to 2025), the country made it clear that the capabilities of its digital infrastructure. — China Daily

SHANGHAI: Chinese companies are seeing a “sunny” future of global expansion via the “cloud”, amid the country’s sharpening focus on new productive forces like cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), says a company executive.

“Cloud computing has developed fast in China in recent years. Chinese cloud computing firms have their own unique advantages on the global stage,” said Crusoe Mao, founder and chairman of Cloudsky, a leading provider of cloud computing infrastructure and services.

Mao, who previously worked in Silicon Valley and has led Sony’s PlayStation VR project, said that Chinese authorities, from top to bottom, have put cloud computing high on the agenda, betting it to become a new productive force to compete on the global stage.

In China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021 to 2025), the country made it clear that the capabilities of its digital infrastructure, including cloud computing, 5G, the Internet of Things and industrial Internet should reach “globally advanced levels”.

“On the one hand, such intensified efforts will unleash great potential of the vast Chinese market that boasts rich digital application cases.

“As needs for digital life are common worldwide, Chinese companies are able to bring the most efficient computing power solutions implemented in China to other countries and regions.

“This includes impementing solautions such as AI, cloud games, virtual reality and augmented reality,” Mao said.

On the other hand, he noted that China’s 5G network and other digital infrastructure had gained a leading position in the world.

“It will offer a higher foundation for the development of cloud computing and related digital application industries.

“This would, of course, allow for Chinese companies to expand our global reach with faster speeds and better solutions,” he added.

Founded in 2016 with over 350 global employees currently, Cloudsky mainly offers real-time decision-making and rapid response capabilities leveraging cloud computing technology solutions. — China Daily/ANN

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