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Apple to Open Data Center in China

Apple is going to build its first data center in inland China, which is being operated with a local firm to ensure compliance with the country's cybersecurity rules. The facility was set up in Guizhou with Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co. and represents a portion of Apple's planned $1 billion investment into the province, according to Reuters's report. The company said the data center will allow it to improve the speed and reliability of products and services while also complying with newly passed regulations "These regulations require cloud services be operated by Chinese companies so we're partnering with GCBD to offer iCloud." In June, China ratified new cybersecurity laws that requires foreign firms operating within China's borders must store sensitive data on domestic servers, and must likewise pass security reviews before transferring said data out of the country.

-- APMR News


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