Almaty opens country’s first cloud computing lab

August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – Kazakhstan opened its country’s first laboratory devoted to cloud computing research in the southern financial capital of Almaty, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The lab will focus its research on creating open source systems and cloud computing, and will also train specialists in information technology fields.

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, the International University of Information Technology in Almaty and the Kazakh IT firm Zerde created the lab as part of a joint venture.

The International University of Information Technology was launched in 2009 with the help of U.S. university Carnegie Mellon.

As part of the project, Huawei has agreed to finance scholarships for students from the Almaty university to study in China.

“Huawei hopes that the implementation of both projects – the creation of a joint laboratory and providing educational grants – will help create a platform for educating and training highly qualified IT specialists and will promote open source cloud computing research,” Xinhua quoted Huawei Almaty chief Wu Changgao as saying.

Sector: Science
Date: 11 August 2011