Aliyun, the Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, announced this week that it plans to build a cloud data centre in Singapore. The centre is expected to open in September when it will become Aliyun’s seventh data centre. The other six data centres are located in Beijing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Palo Alto, California.
The Singapore centre will be used to help drive Aliyun’s international expansion. The move is part of Alibaba’s commitment to investment in cloud-based computing. Aliyun was established in June 2009 and in the second quarter of 2015, Aliyun reported revenue from internet infrastructure and cloud computing grew by 109% compared with the same quarter in 2014.
Source: Business Strategies Group Hong Kong – www.bsgasia.com