Apple is ready to implement tougher legislation in respect of data storage in China, opening its first data center in China. The company from Cupertino has confirmed that the allocated funds for the construction of the data center, which is located in Guizhou province.
On 1 June this year in China, entered into force a new law that requires foreign companies to store user data on servers located in the country. In addition to compliance with the law, as expected, the new data center Apple will speed up Chinese users access to iCloud and cloud services
The building, which will be fully provided by renewable energy, will be erected in Guizhou province in southwest China, which is positioned now by the Chinese authorities as “the capital of data-centers”. Partner of “Apple” giant will make the Chinese firm Guizhou Cloud Big Data Industry Co Ltd., which is vested with the responsibility for the work of the data center.
Previously, Apple said that it would invest at least $1 billion in the development of Guizhou, the construction of data centers is part of this plan.
Local data center will allow Apple to not only comply with legislation but also to improve the speed and quality of access to the App Store and other cloud services to Chinese users of the iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Earlier, Apple also announced readiness to open new data centers in Denmark. It is planned that he will begin work in 2017. These Chinese technology companies, in turn, is also actively opening data centers in other countries. For example, Alibaba Group Holding has built 17 data centers not only in China but also in USA, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia and the middle East.