Server manufacturer chairman calls for more big data cooperation

Updated: 2016-09-02 19:51

By Ma Si(

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The chairman of China's largest server manufacturer called for deeper communication among global big data enterprises at the upcoming B20 summit on Friday, as Internet data centers become as important as water and electricity in the big data era.

Sun Pishu, chairman and CEO of Inspur Group Co Ltd, said when it comes to the interconnections of the global information infrastructure, enterprises should not just focus on improving internet bandwidth.

"As a growing number of governments and enterprises move their business to cloud platforms, internet data centers will play a central role in connecting different countries around the world," he added.

Sun made the comments in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang where the B20 summit will be held on Saturday. According to him, when promoting the Belt and Road Initiatives, which are designed to promote trade and exchange between China and Middle Asian and European countries, it is important to balance investments in traditional infrastructure and internet infrastructure.

The Shandong-based company has been stepping up efforts to "export" its big data capability to countries such as Russia, Indonesia and Thailand by partnering with local firms or setting up research and development centers there.