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Choosing a Public Cloud IaaS Provider for Digital Business in China: What MNCs Need to Know

Published: 26 July 2017

ID: G00336712

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao , Kevin Ji , Evan Zeng


Multinational corporations are increasingly looking to China for new digital business opportunities. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders need to understand China's regulatory framework and unique market traits to apply the right selection criteria for Chinese public cloud IaaS.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Fundamentals of Chinese Cloud IaaS Market Dynamics
  • Comply With Chinese Regulation Despite Its Complexity
  • Focus on the Total Cost of Ownership Rather Than the Unit Price
  • Compare Technical Solutions With Suppliers' Business Competency and Ecosystem Maturity
    • Do They Have Capable English Support Skills?
    • Do They Offer Advanced Feature Capabilities Such as PaaS?
    • How Can the User Leverage the Supplier's Ecosystem for Maximum Advantage?

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