Alibaba Cloud to Open Data Centers in India and Indonesia

10-Jun-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 8:30 AM Print This Post

Provision of international cloud services will boost regional SMEs

SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced today
at its Computing Conference in Shanghai that it plans to establish two
new data centers in Mumbai, India and Jakarta, Indonesia, and currently
anticipates opening the two new IDCs during the current fiscal year,
ending on March 31, 2018.

Together with the recently announced data center in Malaysia, Alibaba
Cloud will significantly increase its computing resources in Asia,
allowing greater support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
throughout the region with powerful, scalable, cost-effective and secure
cloud capabilities.

I believe Alibaba Cloud, as the only global cloud services provider
originating from Asia, is uniquely positioned with cultural and
contextual advantages to provide innovative data intelligence and
computing capabilities to customers in this region. Establishing data
centers in India and Indonesia will further strengthen our position in
the region and across the globe,” said Simon Hu, Senior Vice President
of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud.

With the three new data centers planned, Alibaba Cloud will increase its
total number of data center locations to 17, covering mainland China,
Australia, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab
Emirates and the United States.

The new Asian data centers will offer a full suite of services,
providing the flexibility for enterprises and organizations to build
their entire IT infrastructure for business on Alibaba Cloud or run
mission-critical and core applications on it.

Alibaba Cloud will be the first leading global cloud computing company
to establish an international cloud data center in Indonesia,
significantly enhancing the local IT infrastructure on the back of
Alibaba Cloud’s global data center network. The move responds to
Indonesia’s “1,000 Start-ups Movement” initiative launched last year
with the aim of nurturing 1,000 ventures by the year 2020, and targeting
a cumulative valuation of US$10 billion.

Servicing thousands of customers from India, Alibaba Cloud has partnered
with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications
to directly access Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via GCX’s CLOUD X
Fusion. Also to be announced at the Computing Conference, Alibaba Cloud
has established a global partnership with Tata Communications. The
partnership will provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect
via Tata Communications’ IZOTM Private Connect service.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in September 2009, Alibaba Cloud (,
Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms
for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive
suite of cloud computing services to support participants of Alibaba
Group’s online and mobile commerce ecosystem, including sellers, and
other third-party customers and businesses. Alibaba Cloud is a business
within Alibaba Group.


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