Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced the launch of their second availability zone (Availability Zone B) in Malaysia to expand its cloud footprint and bolster its cloud capacity, serving increasing cloud computing customer demand locally and in the region.

Alibaba Cloud will also continue to invest in Malaysia by setting up their first cloud-based Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Center in August. The center would mitigate risks and offer customers the highest level of protection against stronger DDoS attacks. The new Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Center will feature a variety of security functions including Anti-DDoS Pro, a service that defends against all types of DDoS attacks.

“The launch of our Availability Zone B and Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Center will enable us to offer even greater security and choice for our customers,” said Kenny Tan, Malaysia General Manager at Alibaba Cloud. “At the same time, the launch will facilitate knowledge sharing with local enterprises and talents on how to use Alibaba Cloud technology to achieve a highly secure and resilient cloud infrastructure.”

In addition to ensuring high availability and resiliency, Alibaba Cloud’s Availability Zone B offers payment hardware security modules (HSM), elastic computing, database, networking and monitoring services. It is also certified for SAP hosting, the Germany-based global provider of enterprise application software.

Smart City Initiative

“The success of our trade on a global platform with the assistance of companies like Alibaba Cloud depends on an efficient Internet environment,” said Gobind Singh Deo, Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia. “The advanced technology afforded by Alibaba Cloud opens new opportunities, which I believe will quite substantially benefit Malaysia in its efforts to raise competition and efficiency in this new industry.”

These new developments in Malaysia come on the back of a number of initiatives by Alibaba Cloud. Earlier this year, the company announced the collaboration with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in the Malaysia City Brain Initiative to create a smart city powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data.


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