Alibaba Cloud is spreading its India presence at a time when Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are adding several business customers to their Cloud portfolio in India.
Alibaba Cloud has started taking orders from Indian enterprises for its cloud services. The new data centre will help meet the surging demand for cloud computing services among the fast-increasing number of Indian small and medium size businesses in the region.
Alibaba Cloud’s products include largescale computing, storage resources, and Big Data processing capabilities. Indian businesses can now run their applications on Alibaba Cloud’s secure cloud platform. Other data centre service offerings include elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery, networking, analytics and big data, containers, middleware, and security.
Alibaba Cloud has 33 availability zones across 16 economic centres globally, with coverage extending across mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, India and the U.S. (East and West Coast).
“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,” said Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud.
Alibaba Cloud said it will have a local team of professional consultants to provide service planning, implementation and after-sales support, helping customers of all sizes as they move to the cloud and enabling them to realize their full growth potential.
Alibaba Cloud has joined hands with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications that enables direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via GCX’s CLOUD X Fusion service.
Alibaba Cloud has also partnered with Tata Communications to provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via Tata Communications’ IZOTM Private Connect service.