HP to open cloud, R&D centers in China

Hewlett-Packard is opening two new centers in China, a focus on cloud computing, and the other on the research, as the company ramps up to address this large market.

The company opened a new Cloud-HP Executive Briefing Center in the Chinese city of Tianjin, near Beijing, on Tuesday. The center will help customers build, commissioning and operation “of HP Cloud, CEO Leo Apotheker said on Wednesday.

The company also plans to open a new center for research in enterprise servers, storage and networking. The center will open in Beijing at the end of the year.

HP aims to provide market-specific technologies to China, said pharmacist. Todd Bradley, the company has recently been responsible for planning their strategy for China, in addition to his role as head of the Personal Systems Group.

A number of HP executives are visiting China this week, which might explain the importance of the country. The company announced on Sunday that he concentrates build a regional center in Shanghai to the Personal Systems Group, PCs, smartphones and tablets makes.

Pharmacist has devoted much of his speech Wednesday to the cloud, an area where HP is a leading provider of ambition to be. In March, the company has a cloud-computing platform messages that compete with services offered by Amazon and Google.

In a Q & A session after the speech by Leo Apotheker, said HP Executive Vice President Vyomesh Joshi, the company believes, cloud printing is an attractive product for its customers in China. It allows remote users to print the documents from devices like smart phones and tablets from HP printers.

China is probably one of the world’s fastest-be users of cloud computing, according to market research firm Gartner. A survey by Gartner shows that 55 percent of respondents in China are more than 10 percent of their budgets to spend for cloud computing in 2013, compared to 49 percent of respondents in the United States and 42 percent of respondents in Europe.