The “Cloud Valley,” which is envisioned to be a cluster of cloud computing operators interlocked to one another to do good things for mankind, was initiated yesterday, with industry players touting the potential of the new technology. “The Cloud Valley will play a key role in transforming Taiwan into a true international informational technology powerhouse,” said Lu Hsueh-chin, chairman of Chunghwa Telecom who doubles as the head of the Cloud Computing Association of Taiwan. The initiation ceremony was attended by various VIPs including Lu as well as Premier Sean Chen.
According to Lu, the Cloud Valley is still evolving and will encompass three phases. The first phase that was unveiled yesterday was the setup of a cloud-computing demonstrate centre The second phase will be the construction of a cloud-computing platform, which will also serve as an incubation center for those interested in starting up businesses in cloud computing. It will be completed in 2013. The third phase will involve linking up the first and second phases of the Cloud Valley to other cloud computing operators and facilities of Taiwan. It will be completed in 2014, Lu said.
Source: China Daily