Alibaba Cloud announced on Tuesday that it will further bolster its Asia-Pacific footprint and will set up two new cloud data centers in South Korea and Thailand. The centers will be officially opened in 2022 and will provide localized digital technology services for customers in those countries.
To date, Alibaba Cloud has established cloud data centers in more than 25 countries and regions including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Germany, Dubai and the United States, making it the largest cloud computing platform in Asia. Since the beginning of 2021 alone, Alibaba Cloud opened a third data center in Indonesia.
General Manager of Alibaba‘s Cloud Intelligent International Division. Yuan Qian, spoke about company’s expansion: “The Asia-Pacific market is the most active market in the global digital economy, especially in Southeast Asia. Young people are actively embracing the Internet and new technologies. We hope that Alibaba Cloud will cooperate with partners and customers in these markets to jointly promote a digital transformation.”
At present, Alibaba Cloud has established localized teams in Korea and Thailand. Among them, in South Korea, Alibaba Cloud provides services to local customers in retail, finance, manufacturing, logistics, Internet and other industries, and has achieved cooperation with local partners such as Megazone, Lascom and Bankware Global.
In the Thai market, Alibaba Cloud has reached agreements with many local enterprises and partners, including K.E. Group, a well-known Thai real estate developer, Brother & Brother, a food packaging retailer, among others.
Going forward, on the basis of building new local data centers, Alibaba Cloud will continue to promote cooperation with local customers and partners to support the digital transformation of local enterprises.
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According to Gartner, an information technology research and analysis company, Alibaba Cloud is the third largest cloud computing service provider in the world and the largest provider in Asia-Pacific. Alibaba Cloud’s market share in Asia-Pacific has increased from 3.7% in 2016 to 9.5% in 2020, and its share in the global market has expanded for five consecutive years.