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Cloud computing laboratory opens in Kazakhstan

08-10-2011 10:48 BJT

ALMATY, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Kazakhstan's first laboratory on open-source cloudy computing research opened Tuesday in the International University of Information Technologies in the Kazakh South capital Almaty.

The laboratory is the result of a joint initiative of Kazakh IT giant Zerde, Chinese telecommunications company Huawei and the International University of Information Technology (IUIT).

According to the project founders, the laboratory will focus on cloud computing and open source systems, as well as on research and testing of IT-solutions and training of IT specialists.

Huawei also presented scholarships to IUIT students for study in China.

"Huawei hopes that the implementation of both projects - the creation of a joint laboratory and providing educational grants will help to create a platform for educating and training highly qualified IT-specialists and will promote open source cloud computing researches," said the head of Huawei-Almaty Wu Changgao.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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