Jingdong Mall to build cloud-computing centers

Updated: 2012-12-13 16:49

By Chen Limin (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co, known as Jingdong Mall, will invest up to 4 billion yuan ($639.5 million) to build cloud-computing centers in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region and in Jiangsu province in the coming years, said a report in the China Securities Journal.

The company, the second-largest business-to-consumer shopping website in China, will invest 2 billion yuan in the cloud computing project in Inner Mongolia. It will first build four data centers with 150,000 to 200,000 servers, with the possibility of adding 50,000 servers later, according to the agreement it signed with the region, said the report.

Another 2 billion yuan will go to Jiangsu province to establish cloud-computing centers there in the next five years.

The cloud-computing projects aim to improve the company's ability to process data, allocate resources, and deal with logistic problems.