Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has planned to establish two new data centers – in Mumbai, India and Jakarta, Indonesia. Alibaba has planned to open the two new data centers during current fiscal year, ending on March 31, 2018.
Together with the recently announced data center in Malaysia, Alibaba Cloud would 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,” said Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud. “Establishing data centers in India and Indonesia will further strengthen our position in the region and across the globe.”
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 would 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.