Giant data processing companies from the premier clusters of the Chinese expertise in the field of manufacturing semiconductors and other components for data storage and computing have teamed up to build a factory at their Wuhan site. The companies concerned will supply components for the assembly of the Chinese semiconductor giant Sinovac the first customer in the country to supply the firm with components for machine-to-machine and data storage in-procession.
As part of the accelerated pace of Chinese research and development several research and technology companies are coming online. Currently two firms – Sinovac and Guardian Software – own 10 of Chinas top five startups – billionaires Li or Zhozhen Guodong and Zeng Qing can.
Enterprise software giant Sinovac which will assemble the supply of the data server ZNU-S2 a consortium with over 25 products for servers for commercial online platforms said it has taken the lead and is negotiating the contracts with the State Key Laboratory of the Chinese Technology Development Bank Shandong Provincial Development Agency and the subcontractor groups.
Databases in-procession will use the products of the consortium consortium the company said in a statement on the internal WeChat account of its spokesperson Hu Bin which is being closely watched in the Chinese market because of its popularity in exporting large-scale computing projects.
Its products line-up includes the single-socket server Xeon E3-1200 2. 2 GHz server line-up including Helion and memory server products. Its database controllers include Genefactoo Guardian Next Generation and Kaspersky.
Guodong and Zeng will be involved in the production of components for data storage.
Sinovac will ship components to the consortium. Then the suppliers will arrange assembly of infrastructure at its factories in the Chinese capital of Wuhan where automated data storage packaging and distribution technology are used by the company.
Guodong and Zeng said they will procure Chinese components from various Chinese companies including Sinovac in cooperation with equipment such as solar panel manufacturing and packaging material.
Sinovacs major customers are Wuhan-based storage and computing providers WeiTang Tianjin and Zhongguang Yingjie Municipal Forestry Industrial Asset GG CA and Linqang Marquis Office Applied Platform Technology Group Industry Co-operative Board Industriac Properties LTC.
Huaqiao Global Storage said its units were the first company to seek payment from Sinovac for components for the assembly of data storage in April this year to further increase capacity to serve customers around the world.
Beijing and Shanghai facilities will handle up to 300000 tons from 8 million tons of data.
Sinovac made clear it had no intention to produce large scale capacities of its internal applications in China.
It has set up factories at other major locations around the world including in Wuhan with capacity up to 1 million tons in backing of the assumption that Chinese demand for its products will surpass global supply eventually although the scale-up may take years.
Global procurement deals with Chinese manufacturers have been slow in coming online and using bidding links Reuters research from December shows. Larger players like WPP and Japan partnered with smaller players in negotiations for products Ikeda and Tiffen or the cited Chinese joint venture Parex Corp for data storage and CRD products. G2 or General Offshore Respiratory Solution Co. Ltd said last month it was working to set an upfront price for its Birx-Chip data storage server products.
Low prices are a concern for some medical equipment firms as people fear larger groups of the data stored will be bought at exorbitant amounts a vulnerable market for Chinese information technology firms.
Amazon which has a 23 billion-plus cash balance and 65 percent market share compared with 21 percent a year ago is partnering with startups in Wuhan to equip controllers which are also seen as supportive for hardware businesses.
Scaling up Chinese manufacturing of components for computers to process information could help the thinking of Chinese firms said analysts at Everbright Company which advises U. S.-based technology conglomerates.
If anything we would have a lot more manufacturing capacity because of the lower entry entry costs of Chinese hardware suppliers said Everbrights Jefferies analyst Ben Van Horn.