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China Summary Translation: Foreign Players Stake Claims on China's Cloud Market

Published: 16 October 2014

ID: G00270360

Analyst(s): Vincent Fu


International cloud players are entering China's nascent market and will stimulate competition and demand for cloud infrastructure-as-a-service offerings in its underserved enterprise segment. We analyze opportunities and constraints to help cloud providers planning to compete in this market.

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Foreign Players Stake Claims on China's Cloud Market

  • Impacts
  • Recommendations


Impacts and Recommendations

  • A small but growing number of global cloud providers are entering the Chinese market, which will spur other like-minded players to speed up their entry plans
  • Current regulations favor Chinese players, which makes it difficult for international cloud players to offer services in China
  • The threat from new global entrants will force Chinese players to accelerate their development, providing more choices and stimulating the industry's growth

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