Alibaba Cloud opens data centres in UK

Hangzhou/London, 22nd October: Earlier this week Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, Alibaba Cloud, opened two new data centres in the U.K.

Both of the new data centres are located in London and offer 24/7 on-site support. The centres also offer Alibaba Cloud services including: Elastic Computing, Storage, Database, Network, Application Services and Big Data Analytics.

With these latest centres now open in the U.K., Alibaba Cloud has data centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) including in Frankfurt, Dubai, and London. Globally, Alibaba Cloud operates 52 centres in 19 regions. The company stated it has plans to open more centres in 2019.

Yeming Wang, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud EMEA, commented, “At Alibaba Cloud, we are – and always have been – committed to our customers. Our expansion into the United Kingdom, and by extension into Europe, is in direct response to the rapidly increasing demands we have seen for local facilities within the region. Using AI-powered and data-driven technology, our latest data centres will offer customers complete access to our wide range of cloud services from machine learning capabilities to predictive data analytics – ensuring that we continue to offer an unparalleled level of service.”

Sources: Alibaba Group press release, Alizila article, CNBC article