Chinese tech giant Alibaba opens new data centre in Dubai

Opening of new facility aims to support and drive Dubai's Smart City vision, says company's cloud computing arm

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China's Alibaba Group, has announced the opening of four new data centres by the end of 2016 in the Dubai, Europe, Australia and Japan.

As a major milestone of Alibaba Cloud's global expansion, the new centres will boost its data centre network to 14 locations, covering key economic centres around the world.

The data centre in the Middle East, located in Dubai, commenced initial operations on Monday, a statement said.

Alibaba Cloud is the first major global public cloud services provider to offer cloud services from a local data centre in the Middle East.

The opening of the Dubai Data Centre, in conjunction with YVOLV, will support and drive Dubai's Smart City vision by leveraging Alibaba Cloud's cloud computing technologies to...Read more...