Thursday, 21 December 2017
Alibaba cloud to open datacenter in India in January 2018
Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Wednesday said it is setting up a new data center in Mumbai which will become operational next month. “clients can start to sign up for services to be delivered in its new India data centre, which is set to open in January 2018,” Alibaba Cloud – the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group – said in a statement.
Alibaba Group, announced that clients can start to sign up for services to be delivered in its new India data center, which is set to open in January 2018. Located in the city of Mumbai, this new data center will help meet the surging demand for cloud computing services among the fast-increasing number of Indian small and medium size businesses in the region.
India is a key market in Alibaba Cloud’s globalization strategy, and the firm sees tremendous business opportunity given the rapid growth of the Indian economy and the nature of the enterprises looking to expand from the country.
Simon Hu, senior vice president of Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud said, “We are excited to be officially opening our new Mumbai, India data center in early 2018, enabling us to work closely with more Indian enterprises. These local enterprises are innovative and operating in growth sectors, and we look forward to empowering them through our cloud computing and data technologies. As we build out the Alibaba Cloud network globally, India is another important piece that is now firmly in place. This continues our commitment to India, helping it to develop trade opportunities with other markets in the region and beyond.”
Alibaba Cloud’s suite of high-performance cloud products will include large-scale computing, storage resources, and Big Data processing capabilities. Alibaba Cloud now has 33 availability zones across 16 economic centres globally, with coverage extending across mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, India and the US (East and West Coast)