Chinese cloud giant Alibaba Cloud
has opened four new data centers. Alibaba Cloud, which is part of the Alibaba Group, has headquarters in Singapore and operations in a number of cities globally. Also known as Aliyun, Alibaba Cloud was established in 2009 and offers “highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management”. With a client base of around 2.3 million the company provides a range of cloud computing services designed for business. Alibaba Cloud has launched new facilities in the Middle East, Europe, Australia and Japan to enable it to better provide cloud services globally.
The company’s new data centers are located in Dubai, Australia and Japan, with a planned European center in a yet unspecified location. The company now has 14 data centers in its network. While the Dubai facility is currently operating, the others will be in operation by the close of 2016. With the expansion Alibaba Cloud’s customers will benefit from improved latency and access to services that include data storage and analytics services, enterprise-level middleware, and cloud security services.
“Alibaba Cloud has contributed significantly to China’s technology advancement, establishing critical commerce infrastructure to enable cross-border businesses, online marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing and big data to work together seamlessly,” explained Alibaba Cloud’s President, Simon Hu. “We want to establish cloud computing as the digital foundation for the new global economy using the opportunities of cloud computing to empower businesses of all sizes across all markets.” Do you know of any other companies launching new data centers? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.