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The Aldridge Company Signs MOU to Move Chinese Companies to the Cloud

Will Offer Consulting and Operational Services for Cloud Computing (January 09, 2012)

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/12 -- The Aldridge Company, a leading provider, consultant and integrator of Information Technology and Cloud Computing solutions for SMBs, today announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Shanghai Lingang Economic Development (Group) Co., Ltd. (SLED) to help advance cloud computing in the Pudong district of Shanghai. The Aldridge Company is among a dozen organizations joining forces to form the Shanghai Lingang Free Trade Port Economic Development, which will develop a new state-of-the-art data center designed for cloud computing.

Under the terms of the MOU, The Aldridge Company will offer consulting and operational services for cloud computing as customers move into the data center. In addition to opening the data center, the development intends to act as a business incubator for its partners in the Pudong district of Shanghai.

"We are proud to be helping to bring the benefits of cloud computing to business and government organizations in Eastern China and view this partnership as a key step forward in our international growth," said David L. Aldridge, president of The Aldridge Company. "This is the first of what we hope will be many new opportunities in China and elsewhere as organizations around the world embrace the cloud."

The Aldridge Company offers a broad range of IT solutions, including enterprise-level management of servers, PCs and networks coupled with rapid and accurate technical support. Additionally, The Aldridge Company's data center facilities offer fully-redundant, secure hosting of servers that cross the spectrum of business disciplines. These capabilities are especially in demand in China. As a result of the Shanghai Lingang Free Trade Port Economic Development partnership, The Aldridge Company is in talks with at least one potential customer about replacing its aging IT infrastructure with a cloud computing platform.

The companies that formed the Shanghai Lingang Free Trade Port Economic Development, along with the government of Pudong, will open the development in the Yangshan Free Trade Port Area near the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the world's busiest cargo port of Shanghai. The free trade port area also has the advantages of the nearby Pudong International Airport, as well as rail and highway access. Among the 11 other partners signing the memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai Lingang Economic Development (Group) Co., Ltd., are Cisco Systems and NetApp.

About The Aldridge Company
The Aldridge Company is a Houston, Texas-based technology management, consulting and outsourcing company. Founded in 1984, the company brings a winning combination of professional technical expertise, extensive capabilities and a strict focus on the importance of business processes. The Aldridge Company is a leading provider, consultant and integrator of Information Technology and Cloud Computing solutions. In 2011, the company was listed as No. 11 on the Houston Business Journal's Fast Tech 50 list of fastest growing Houston technology companies.

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