Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, on Saturday, announced that it plans to establish two new data centres in Mumbai in India and Jakarta in Indonesia during the current financial year. Together with the recently announced data centre 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, it said in a statement here.
“Establishing data centres in India and Indonesia will further strengthen our position in the region and across the globe,” Simon Hu, senior vice president of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud said. With the three new data centres planned, Alibaba Cloud will increase its total number of data centre locations to 17, covering mainland China, Australia, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. The new Asian data centres will offer a full suite of services, providing the flexibility for enterprises and organisations 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 centre in Indonesia, significantly enhancing the local IT infrastructure on the back of Alibaba Cloud’s global data centre network.
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. (Business standard.com)