The iCloud services of Apple Inc in China will be operated by a local partner in Guizhou province from February 28, where the data of all Apple customers in China will be stored, the company said today.
The move aims to increase transparency and offer Chinese customers a safer and more fluent experience, the company said.
Business analysts said the move will help Apple comply with Chinese law concerning customer data and allay some customers' concerns about security of their data, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Guizhou 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 provincial government has set up a leading group for big data, with the provincial governor as leader. Leaders at various levels are the 'cloud chiefs' responsible for big data development in their own areas.
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