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Alibaba Opens New Datacenter in Sydney – Is It a New Cloud Shout?

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Alibaba announces opening of its first data center in Sydney, Australia. The spree continues of establishing new data centers for cloud providers as Rackspace earlier announced a new data center in Frankfurt.

Adding to its growing demand and spectating new business dimensions, the new facility fosters the company’s existing Germany, Japan and the United Arab Emirates facilities counting to now 14.

The Chinese cloud giant cited to co-locate the new datacenter and focus on offering data storage and analytics services, enterprise-level middleware, and cloud security services creating a cloud ecosystem with local technology partners.

“As a global leader in cloud computing and big data, Alibaba Cloud has successfully established critical commerce infrastructure to enable cross border businesses, online marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing and big data to work together seamlessly. We look forward to working closely with our local partners and customers to drive technological innovation and development in Australia, and empower businesses of all sizes across different sectors,” said Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud.

The company in a statement said that its strength and scale in the Chinese market meant it could offer Australian businesses operating there a variety of cloud products and services “beyond that which is available from any other provider”.

“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. Our global network will enable customers to truly manage their IT infrastructure in different regions with one global account,” said Ethan Yu, vice president of Alibaba Group and general manager of Alibaba Cloud Global.

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