Alibaba expands cloud into Sydney

Tuesday, 29 November, 2016

Alibaba expands cloud into Sydney

A new data centre has been opened by Alibaba Cloud in Sydney, as part of its efforts to expand global network coverage.

The company now has centres in 14 locations around the world, including facilities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

“The new data centre in Australia will enable us to better serve the needs of existing clients who are expanding globally and require scalable and secure cloud computing services,” said Ethan Yu, vice president of Alibaba Group and general manager of Alibaba Cloud Global.

“Our global network will enable customers to truly manage their IT infrastructure in different regions with one global account.”

Services offered include data storage and analytics services, enterprise-level middleware and cloud security services. Alibaba has a dedicated team in Australia to build up a cloud ecosystem with local technology partners, which can serve customers and partners quickly and efficiently and help Australian enterprises extend their IT infrastructure overseas. 

China is Australia’s largest trading partner, and the connections in terms of the movement of resources and capital are set to continue and grow. Alibaba Cloud, given its strength and scale in the Chinese market, says it will be able to offer a variety of cloud products and services to companies operating between these markets beyond that which is available from any other provider.

Since its launch, Alibaba Cloud’s technologies have enabled all types of businesses globally, ranging from start-ups to multinational companies, to benefit from the greater operational and cost efficiency that cloud computing can provide.

It offers a high-performance cloud platform that is designed to distribute and handle large volumes of traffic and data for its enterprise customers.

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