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Chinese firm to operate Apple's iCloud

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

The services of in will be operated by a local in province from February 28, where the data of all Apple customers in will be stored, the company said today.

From then on, photos, documents and other personal information uploaded to accounts by Apple customers in will be stored at a in Guizhou-Big Data Industry Co.

Apple will start informing its Chinese users from today, with data transferred and uploaded to the new automatically.

The move aims to increase transparency and offer Chinese customers a safer and more fluent experience, the company said.

An with Guizhou-Big Data said, "we are very proud and happy to be a of Apple, and look forward to the operation of the iCloud project".

Business analysts said the move will help Apple comply with Chinese concerning customer data and allay some customers' concerns about security of their data, state-run agency reported.

Apple announced the new in last July, with an investment of USD 1 billion.

Other major companies, including and Microsoft, have also made similar deals to run data centres in China.

is one of the least developed regions in China.

Yet it has become a pioneer in China's 'big data' development due to its pleasant climate, power supply and network infrastructure.

The has set up a leading group for big data, with the as leader. Leaders at various levels are the 'chiefs' responsible for big data development in their own areas.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 22:00 IST