Acer opens cloud computing centre

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Acer has opened a new cloud hub for businesses called the Acer Cloud Competency Centre.

Running out of the company's datacentre in Taoyuan in Taiwan, the new cloud destination has been designed to run cloud solutions for enterprises, as well as for high performance computing (HPC) tasks.

Acer has partnered with Intel to provide Intel Cluster Ready for HPC and Intel Cloud Builder's reference architecture, with more options to follow.

As one of the small number of cloud datacentres in eastern Asia, Acer's PC global group president, Campbell Kan, claimed it gave the region as a whole an opportunity to grow within this area of technology.

"This centre is not only an opportunity for Acer, but a solution breeding ground for the region to demonstrate its prowess and solution creation capabilities," he said.

"This centre is designed to be a living investment for years to come; one which will help pave Acer's way into the greater enterprise markets."

Steve Thorne, regional marketing director of data centre platform enablement for Intel APAC, added: "CIOs are looking for guidance on how best to harness the efficiency of the cloud with more security and control. Intel is closely collaborating with Acer to better address these needs."

The Cloud Competency Centre is online now and, as Acer claimed, "ready to be put to the test."

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