Alibaba to open data centers in India and Indonesia

Shanghai, 10th June: The Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, Alibaba Cloud, recently announced at its Computing Conference in Shanghai that the company plans to establish two new data centres in Mumbai and Jakarta in the current fiscal year (ending on 31st March 2018).

In Indonesia, Alibaba Cloud will enhance the local IT infrastructure using Alibaba Cloud’s global data center network. In India, Alibaba Cloud has partnered with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications to access Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via GCX’s CLOUD X Fusion.

Including a recently announced data center in Malaysia and the two new planned centers, Alibaba Cloud now operates data centers in 17 locations covering China, Australia, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the U.A.E. and the U.S.

Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud, stated, “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. Establishing data centers in India and Indonesia will further strengthen our position in the region and across the globe.”

Source: Alibaba Group press release