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China Starts Replacing IBM Servers With Local Brand over Cyber Threats

China has started replacing the imported servers with local made systems, as tensions over the situation of cyber security between the U.S. and Asian country increased.

[quote_box_center]”China Construction Bank Corp.’s Xinjiang branch has successfully trialed the Inspur Group Ltd.’s Tiansuo K1 server system and thus, it has replaced its previous IBM servers.”, People’s Daily Newspaper, controlled by the China’s Communist Party reported on Friday.[/quote_box_center]

The other industries including the power, agriculture and Oil will start to use Inspur’s Tiansuo K1 system, as mentioned in report.

The government of China is reviewing whether the domestic banks reliance on high-end server from IBM compromises the nation’s financial security.

IBM didn’t not commented on this report yet.
HP – Hewlett-Packard and the Oracle held 99 percent of the China’s server market before the Tiansou K1 system.

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