Alibaba to open cloud data centers in India

June 11, 2017

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, on Saturday announced that it will open its first data centre, by early next year, in India, which has the world’s second-largest internet using population.
The data centre will be set up in Mumbai by March 31, 2018, the group said, adding that another one will come up in Jakarta.
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. Source

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