Chinese corporation Alibaba is set to offer cloud services to Indian companies soon. Alibaba Cloud is currently in the process of setting up a data centre in Mumbai. The data centre will be operational by the beginning of 2018.
India is a leading market in the Chinese giant’s globalization strategy. Alibaba Cloud’s suite of high-performance cloud products will include large-scale computing, storage resources, and big data processing capabilities. Alibaba Cloud is the computing arm of the Alibaba Group.
They will also establish a local team of dedicated professional consultants to provide service planning, implementation and after-sales support.
“As we build out the Alibaba Cloud network globally, India is another important piece that is now firmly in place,” Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud said.
Their cloud services now have 33 availability zones across 16 economic centres globally. The coverage extends across mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, India and the US (East and West Coast).
They have partnered with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications. This will enable direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via GCX’s CLOUD X Fusion service.
The Chinese giant has also partnered with Tata Communications to provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via Tata Communications’ IZOTM Private Connect service.