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Alibaba Cloud makes strategic expansion plan in Asia through its local data centers

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The company has opened its first data center in Jakarta

Keeping up with the global online retail moguls like Amazon, Alibaba is working to expand its cloud computing business in Asia’s emerging economies by building local data centers, reported Nikkei Asia Review.

To attain the objective, Alibaba Cloud has issued a statement on 15th April, announcing the commencement of its data center operations in Jakarta. 

The Chinese e-commerce giant assured that its offerings can be tailored and will be faster compared to the already-established superiors like Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Alibaba which is yet to reach the complete potential, has accounted a 104% year-on-year growth from its cloud computing revenue for three months ending December.

Raymond Ma, the general manager of Alibaba Cloud for South-East Asian countries at a press conference in Jakarta, said: “We are the first global player that has a local data center in Indonesia.”

“From the latency and service quality perspective, we are probably better than vendors who have data centers outside of this country.”

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