Aliyun, the Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, announced that they have established their second data centre in Silicon Valley. The new data centre will address the growing demand of cloud computing services on the U.S. West Coast. The data centre has also been designed to manage the increasing sophistication of big data requirements.
On the same day that it opened its second AliCloud data center in Silicon Valley in a $1 billion cloud push that puts it head-to-head with Amazon Web Services, both in the U.S. and globally, Alibaba launched “Alibaba Defined” to help people outside China better understand what the ecommerce and payments giant is all about.
“Alibaba needs no explanation in China, where consumers interact with our products and services every single day,” said Alibaba’s executive vice chairman Joe Tsai. “But for those outside of China, who have limited access to our ecosystem, it can be difficult to appreciate our vision, our company and what we are working to achieve. Our first annual report was the ideal opportunity to create a comprehensive experience for everyone who wants to better understand us.”