A peek inside Apple’s iCloud data center web page shows up some photos of the exterior and interior of the new $1bn data center the company has built in Maiden, North Carolina to support its new iCloud storage cloud. There seems to be Teradata gear, maybe HP and NetApp. Teradata data warehousing appliances are actually OEMed Dell PowerEdge servers that run the company’s clustered database. Rack servers look like Hewlett-Packard’s ProLiant DL380 G7 Xeon-based servers and NetApp FAS6200 network-attached storage arrays.
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China Mobile to roll-out 16GB MEGA-cloud platform
Store your data in China. We dare you
The world’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, China Mobile, is finally jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon with its own iCloud rival, which will also be available to internet users outside the People’s Republic.
The ‘Mcloud’ service is currently being tested and will be ready before the end of the year, offering users a whopping 16GB – more than three times the amount of free storage offered by Apple, according to China Daily.
“In the past, people deposited valuables in banks. Now, as we enter a digital life era, we have new demands to keep our information safe, such as messages, files and photos,”
State-run China Mobile is easily the largest operator in the world, with over 650 million subscribers and as such anything it does has a major impact on the future of the mobile industry in China and beyond