Indonesia, 15th March: Earlier this week, Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of the China’s largest e-commerce company, the Alibaba Group, announced the launch its first data center in Indonesia. The centre aims to serve the small- and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia with reliable, scalable cloud services.
The new data center will offer cloud services ranging from “elastic computing” and database management to networking and security. Alibaba has expanded its business in Indonesia in recent years. The company acquired a minority share in e-commerce player, Tokopedia, last August. In addition, Alibaba’s financial service company, Ant Financial, has teamed up with Emtek, a media conglomerate, to launch digital payments services in Indonesia. Finally, Alibaba also has a majority stake in Singapore-based e-commerce platform Lazada which also operates in Indonesia.