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April 14, 2009

Platform Computing to open cloud computing center in Singapore

Center aims to educate and train over 600 in next three years

By CBR Staff Writer

Platform Computing, a provider of grid and cloud computing software, has announced plans to open a Cloud Innovation Centre in Singapore, a facility that will provide access to free cloud software, technical consultants and training programs to Singapore-based companies.

Located at Platform Computing Singapore and due to open in May 2009, the Cloud Innovation Centre’s (CIC’s) goal is to educate enterprises, government organizations, software vendors and start-ups about cloud technology and encourage the creation of new products and services based on this emerging computing paradigm, according to Platform Computing.

Platform Computing said that the CIC is a joint initiative between Platform and the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, a government organization committed to creating a competitive environment in Singapore for consumers and business.

The company also said that the CIC will provide an integrated program to educate participants on this next-generation of IT though workshops, technical consulting and free access to computing resources and software for performing proof of concept and pilot trials. Qualified start-ups will also get access to Platform’s suite of grid and cloud software services.

Songnian Zhou, CEO of Platform Computing, said: Platform brings this experience to our work with IDA and its partners, giving Singapore organizations access to cloud computing technology that addresses today’s business challenges. As the evolution from grid to cloud begins to take place, the CIC will deliver best technology and technical expertise to organizations looking to adopt cloud computing.

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