Alibaba Cloud – the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has announced that clients can start signing up for services to be offered through its new Indian data center, set to open in January 2018, in the Mumbai region.
“We are excited to be officially opening our new Mumbai, India data center 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.” – Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud.
Alibaba Cloud, which was recently accredited with C5 attestation from BSI, believes that there exists tremendous opportunity in the Indian market due to rapid growth in its economy and developing businesses seeking global expansion.
Adding further, Simon said, “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.”
The announcement builds upon Alibaba Cloud’s vision of enabling businesses anywhere in the world go global and brings high performance and large-scale computing resources, storage and big data processing capabilities to the Indian businesses.
Indian businesses can now run their mission-critical applications on the powerful, secure and reliable cloud platform of Alibaba. The newly opened datacenter will also offer services related to content delivery, analytics, networking, containers, security and middleware.
Alibaba Cloud will be setting up a local team of professional consultants who will be working dedicatedly to provide service planning, implementation and support services, including helping customers plan and optimize their move to the cloud.
Alibaba Cloud has 33 availability zones across 16 economic centers, at global scale. The company has even partnered with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), which is a subsidiary of Reliance Communications. This has been done to enable direct access to the Alibaba Cloud Express Connect through the Cloud X Fusion service of GCX.
Alibaba Cloud had announced opening the datacenters in India and Indonesia, earlier in June 2017, during its Computing Conference in Shanghai.