In a bid to broaden its geographical footprint across the global smart and sustainable technologies industry, Alibaba Cloud has now unveiled its intent to open a new data center in India. Reportedly, the Chinese cloud computing giant’s latest data center is aimed at offering the Indian clients a range of advanced cloud products such as big-data processing, large-scale computing, and massive storage resources. The center is slated to commence its operations by January 2018 and will be located at India’s financial nerve center, Mumbai.
For the record, Alibaba Cloud was established in 2009 by the Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group with a motive to develop cloud computing services that would provide cost-effective data management solutions to governments, financial institutions, and large and small-scale businesses. Apparently, the cloud computing firm now has 7 data centers across China and 9 others globally, making it one of the foremost data center services market player.
As per the company’s statement, the data center would be staffed with a local team that would provide services ranging from consulting to after-sales assistance. While speaking on the development, the company’s President, Simon Hu was quoted stating that the opening of the latest data center in Mumbai would enable the firm to bolster its existing cloud network and assist India’s micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to forge business opportunities with other markets of the region.
In the recent times, Alibaba Cloud, in an effort to establish itself as a prominent data center services market firm, has been consistently attempting to cater to small-and-medium-sized businesses across the globe. Concurrently, the company intends to provide a secure and reliable platform to India-based MSMEs which make up 6 percent of the nation’s GDP and comprise 33 percent of the total manufacturing output, as per the estimates of India’s Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Touted to be the world’s third-largest infrastructure-as-a-service provider, Alibaba Cloud has been reportedly extending its reach in the global data center services market to outshine its rivals, Microsoft and Amazon, cite experts.