Alibaba mulls a datacenter in Mumbai to provide cost-effective cloud services to SMEs

|June 10, 2017 0

 

CHINA: Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group at its Computing Conference in Shanghai today has announced it plans to establish two new data centers in Mumbai, India and Jakarta, Indonesia in the current fiscal year.

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.

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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.

“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 these 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.

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. Alibaba Cloud has also established a global partnership with Tata Communications which will provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via Tata Communications’ IZOTM Private Connect service.

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