By David Bicknell
It’s not too often you see a press release announcing the successful conclusion of a public sector IT project.
But it’s perhaps a sign of the times that there is such an announcement, and that it comes not from the West, but from the East. It’s in China.
China Intelligence which provides virtualisation technology application and cloud computing related consulting services, products, solutions and implementation service in China says it has completed the third phase of a datacentre virtualisation project for the Hebei Maritime Safety Administration of China.
‘Hebei MSA’ is a governmental agency which oversees all matters related to the safety of the sea, including shipping, of Hebei Province in the north of China. The project which began in October 2010 was completed in November 2011.
I have to admit I didn’t know too much about China Intelligence, but apparently, it’s a virtualisation and cloud computing specialist and a VMware partner with a string of Chinese clients, including the State Grid Corporation of China, China Unicome, China Southern Power Grid, China Life Insurance Group, China Huaneng Group and China Power Investment Corporation.
I have at this stage no way of verifying whether the virtualisation project was as successful as has been claimed, but it’s rather interesting that a Chinese IT services company announces a successful project on PR Newswire.
Perhaps it’s looking for overseas business.