August 7, 2018

Google commences talks with Tencent and Inspur for cloud services in China

The move aims to run Google’s internet-based services – such as Drive and Docs via domestic data centers and servers of Chinese providers.

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Google have reportedly begun talks with Chinese tech moguls Tencent and Inspur to run their services like Google Drive and Google Docs via the latter’s data centers in China. With this move, Google aims to partner with domestic data center players and provide their services to China’s enterprise segment.

According to Google, China has evolved rapidly in the cloud market and today stands as one of the most exciting countries to push the cloud boundaries. They believe that it is because of this approach that many other US-based players have entered the market to leverage the situation.

By starting talks with local players like Tencent and Inspur, Google claim that they will stay ahead of their US-based competitors in the cloud race. They say that Google will simplify business relations with the Chinese players by partnering with them for data center services- a proven tactic used by their American counterparts to do business in China.

Google say that in order to fortify their position in the Chinese market, they had to comply with the stringent laws of the Mainland and change their strategic roadmap. To bring their China vision to fruition, Google say that their parent company Alphabet also started investing in Chinese enterprises.

In closing, Google said that they will be disclosing further details once a deal is struck between them and prominent internet players in the Chinese market.

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