Alibaba Cloud Extends Coverage t o Enable Indian Enterprises

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced that  clients can start to sign up for services to be delivered in its new  India  data centre, which is set to open in January 2018. Located in the city of Mumbai , this new data centre will  help meet the surging demand for cloud computing services among the fast- increasing number of Indian small and medium size businesses in the region. 

India  is  a  key  market  in Alibaba Cloud’s globalization strategy, and  the firm sees  tremendous  business opportunity given the rapid  growth of the Indian  economy and the nature of the enterprise s looking to expand from the country. Alibaba Cloud ’s  vision to empower enterprises anywhere in the w orld to go global is now extended to Indian clients with a comprehensive suite of high - performance cloud products including large - scale computing, storage resources, and  Big Data  processing capabilities. Indian businesses of all sizes can  now  run their applications on  Alibaba Cloud’s power ful, reliable and secure cloud platform. Other data centre  service offerings include elastic  computing,  database,  storage  and content  delivery ,  networking, analytics and big data, containers, middleware, and security. 

Alibaba Cloud now has 33 availability zones across 16 economic centres globally, with coverage extending across mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, India and the U.S. (East and West Coast).

Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud said, “We are excited to be officially opening our  new  Mumbai, India data centre in early 2018, enabling us to work closely with more Indian  enterprises.  These  local  enterprises  are  innovative  and  operating  in  growth  sectors,  and  we  look forward  to  empowering  them  through  our  cloud  computing  and  data  technologies.  As  we  build  out  the Alibaba Cloud network globally, India is another important piece that is now firmly in place. This continues our  commitment  to  India,  helping  it  to  develop  trade  opportunities  with  other  markets  in  the  region  and beyond.” Alibaba Cloud will establish a local team of dedicated professional consultants to provide service planning, implementation and  after - sales  support,  helping  customers  of  all  sizes  as  they move  to  the  cloud  and enabling them to realize their full growth  potential.

This will extend what Alibaba Cloud is already doing to s ervic e thousands of customers from India globally. Alibaba Cloud has partnered with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications that  enables direct  access to Alibaba  Cloud  Express  Connect  via  GCX's  CLOUD  X  Fusion service .  As announced previously, Alibaba Cloud has also partnered with Tata Communications to provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via Tata Communications' IZOTM Private Connect service.