Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, on Saturday announced to open two new data centres in Mumbai and Jakarta by March 31 next year.
"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," Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud, told the gathering at the 'Computing Conference' in Shanghai.
"Establishing data centres in India and Indonesia will further strengthen our position in the region and across the globe," Hu added.
Together with the recently announced data centre in Malaysia, the company will 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.
The two new data centers in Asia 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.
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 US.
Alibaba also announced a partnership with Tata Communications to enable customers from over 150 countries, including India, connect to Alibaba Cloud's "ExpressConnect" via Tata Communications' "IZO Private Connect" service.
By accessing "ExpressConnect", a high-speed dedicated connection that securely links customers with their Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and connecting through Tata Communications' "IZO Private Connect" service, enterprises can scale their cloud connectivity and enable rapid provisioning of capacity to Alibaba Cloud.
The "IZO" cloud enablement platform empowers enterprises connect and build their cloud, their way - be it private, public or hybrid.
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