Alibaba Cloud Launches Second Data Center in Japan
by Josh Anderson
TOKYO, JAPAN – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has launched its second data center in Japan. This new facility will cater to rising demand from enterprise customers required to process and analyze a large volume of data using machine-learning technologies. The launch comes with the latest advanced cloud offerings and more than doubles Alibaba’s capacity within Japan. Alibaba Cloud’s Japanese offerings now include over 50 products including elastic computing, image search, data storage, server load balancers, relational databases, security and disaster recovery services.
Key features of the second data center include:
- 25G network infrastructure
- 8 x P100 card GPU-based GN5 Instance to support deep-learning while balancing optimal performance with cost efficiency (designed specifically to increase the competitive advantages for enterprises of all scale)
- Elastic computing, databases, networking and storage
Alibaba expects that customers in the e-commerce, gaming, media, manufacturing and Internet of Things sectors can benefit from the comprehensive suite of products and services, scalable availability and strengthened local disaster-recovery capabilities.
“We’re very pleased to support our customers’ digital transformation and innovation projects in Japan by further expanding our offerings and capabilities. It is another testimony to our growing dedication to one of the most mature markets across the globe,” said Unique Song, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Japan. “Together with our local partners and developer community, we hope to serve both Japanese customers and global clients who can benefit from our cloud services in Japan – with first-class technologies, validated solutions and unyielding service commitment.”
With 56 availability zones now running across 19 regions worldwide, the launch underscores Alibaba Cloud’s continuous support for customers with its global network, comprehensive ecosystem and vertical specific solutions. Alibaba Cloud is China’s largest provider of public cloud services and is among the world’s top three IaaS providers.
The expansion also comes with the global cloud leader’s reinforced commitment to empower the continuous growth and skill development of local enterprises in the rapidly changing digital era. As part of the initial rollout of the Alibaba Cloud Internet Champion Global Accelerator Program, the company will provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities with venture capitalists. Success stories from Alibaba Group’s Double 11 Global Shopping Festival will be shared for local business to explore how technologies can be best leveraged to support business growth.
With the dual Japanese data centers, Alibaba Cloud’s local offerings expand to over 50 products including elastic computing, image search, data storage, server load balancers, relational databases, security and disaster recovery services.
About Alibaba Cloud: Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.