SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced today at its Computing Conference in Shanghai that it plans to establish two new data centers in Mumbai, India and Jakarta, Indonesia, and currently anticipates opening the two new IDCs during the current fiscal year, ending on March 31, 2018.
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.
With the three 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.
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.
Alibaba Cloud will be the first leading global cloud computing company to establish an international cloud data center in Indonesia, significantly enhancing the local IT infrastructure on the back of Alibaba Cloud’s global data center network. The move responds to Indonesia’s “1,000 Start-ups Movement” initiative launched last year with the aim of nurturing 1,000 ventures by the year 2020, and targeting a cumulative valuation of US$10 billion.
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. Also to be announced at the Computing Conference, Alibaba Cloud has established a global partnership with Tata Communications. The partnership will provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via Tata Communications’ IZOTM Private Connect service.
About Alibaba Cloud
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.