Alibaba to open cloud data centres in Indonesia, India
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., announced today that it plans to establish new data centers overseas. To be located in Jakarta and Mumbai, the new sites were expected to be ready before the end of the company's fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018. These would push Alibaba Cloud's data centre footprint to 17 locations worldwide, including Singapore, Japan, Australia, and Germany, and its domestic Chinese market.
The Chinese tech conglomerate anticipates opening the two new data centers during the current fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018.
Alibaba Cloud currently has 15 data center locations, covering mainland China, Australia, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
The new sites in Indonesia and India would provide "a full suite of" cloud services, according to Alibaba, which added that it would be the first global cloud vendor to set up an international cloud data centre in Indonesia. The launch would be in line with the Indonesian government's "1,000 Start-ups Movement" scheme to support 1,000 companies by 2020, with the goal to reach a combined valuation of US$10 billion, Alibaba said.
Established in September 2009, Alibaba Cloud (intl.aliyun.com), 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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