AliCloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, has launched its second data center based in Silicon Valley in the United States. Cloud hosting customers can apply for the data center’s services starting tomorrow (October 12).
The new U.S. data center is designed to accommodate the cloud and big data requirements of customers in the West Coast for the next three to five years. AliCloud’s second U.S. data center will feature the same service level agreements (SLAs) as its first U.S. data center, plus a portfolio incorporating all AliCloud services currently available in international markets.
The AliCloud portfolio at the new data center will include more than 10 cloud services that are designed to assist customers focused on accelerating innovation, including start-ups looking to reduce the cost of cloud-based service delivery and big data analytics, as well as established businesses in the gaming, multimedia and mobile Internet industries.
Nine Data Centers Globally
The new data center facility is AliCloud’s ninth globally and the fourth data center announced in 2015, after its first U.S. data center in March 2015, a Singapore data center announced in August, and an environmentally-friendly lakewater-cooled data center at Qiandao Lake, China in early September.
AliCloud also maintains data centers in Beijing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai in China, while planning more facilities in other international locations in the Middle East, Asia and Europe in the future.
“Our data centers are typically located in key innovation and commerce hubs around the world, where we expect growing demand for cost-efficient cloud computing and big data analytics services,” said Ethan Sicheng Yu, Vice President of AliCloud. “Our second U.S. data center is situated in Silicon Valley which is the epicenter for technology innovation world-wide.”