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Why Amazon Faces Challenges In China

Amazon Web Services will kick off cloud services in China in the first quarter of 2014. It can learn from the hurdles Microsoft and Google have jumped.

(Source: Wikipedia)
(Source: Wikipedia)

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Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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8/2/2014 | 6:50:05 AM
Re: Send corporate data to China? Probably not in phase one.
I do agree with you and that's exactly the dilemma. The enterprise want cooprate data storage and cloud but they want to make sure about data security. I think Amazon need to learn from the lessons of other foreign IT companies entering China market. Furthermore, the competition from BAT is also fierce here.
samicksha
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samicksha,
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12/20/2013 | 5:28:42 AM
Re: Send corporate data to China? Probably not in phase one.
I agree with WKash on his point, moreover major part of the Chinese population is already enjoying with apple and samsung in their hand.
WKash
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12/19/2013 | 6:31:30 PM
Re: Send corporate data to China? Probably not in phase one.
Interesting report.  Amazon may have been wise to learn from Google and Microsoft's before setting up operations.  One aspect that's interesting is to see the continuing debate over data laws.  One can imagine that many companies operating in China will need/want a reliable partner to store data in China, without it ever leaving the country.  That's one of the issues that was raised recently by an ITIF report.  More at Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
cbabcock
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12/19/2013 | 3:05:44 PM
Which century was that?
I've been warned by fellow writers about saying things that might date you, like, "If Apple, Microsoft and Nixon can go to China, Amazon thinks it needs to be there too." Like, did Nixon go to China to hangout, after he left office?" Totally.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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12/19/2013 | 12:34:49 PM
Send corporate data to China? Probably not in phase one.
It seems to me, Laurie, that that will be a defacto result of a "limited preview" that will select companies in China or companies doing business with customers in China. Companies of course would ship content available elsewhere to a China facility to speed access to customers there. But there's no stricture that I know of that would prevent someone from shipping data to China that didn't oriiginate there. Amazon in China will require a separate set of credentials, which to me means that data there wouldn't be very interoperable with systems in other parts of the Amazon cloud outside of China. And  you never know when Chinese authorities might come knocking.
Laurianne
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12/19/2013 | 10:32:50 AM
Security issues?
Charlie, is it assumed only local companies' data will be stored in the China location?
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