Dell has joined a growing number of foreign tech firms looking to extend their presence in the Chinese market through local cloud services.

The U.S. company announced the launch of a new Dell-backed cloud services company called Guizhou YottaCloud Technologies on Thursday at a big data summit in Guizhou attended by CEO Michael Dell.

Dell will offer technical and financial support to the company, which will act a vehicle to sell Dell’s cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses. The company declined to release any financial details of the arrangement.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com