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Chunghwa and Asustek combine cloud platforms

By Helen Ku  /  Staff Reporter

Asustek Computer Inc (華碩) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Chunghwa Telecom Co (中華電信) on integrating their cloud computing platforms and services.

The two companies hope their partnership will further expand their customer bases and build the largest “cloud platform” together in Taiwan, company officials said.

USER NUMBERS

Asustek’s online data storage software WebStorage has about 1 million users, while Chunghwa Telecom’s Hami data storage services is used by about 800,000 people in Taiwan, according to the companies.

The integrated online data storage platform is expected to come into force by the end of next quarter and will provide services in four fields: “personal cloud,” “health cloud,” “family cloud” and “creativity cloud.”

‘FAMILY CLOUD’

The “family cloud” will allow users to share multimedia files with users on the same platform, the “health cloud” will help track users’ medical records and the “creativity cloud” will help software developers save their program codes, said Peter Wu (吳漢章), chief executive officer of Asustek’s cloud services unit, Asus Cloud Corp (華碩雲端).

The “medical cloud,” developed with Show Chwan Health Care Systems (秀傳醫療體系) will be available to people in Palau from next quarter, Wu said adding that the company is considering introducing the service to China soon.

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