Alibaba Opens Second Data Center in Indonesia
by Josh Anderson
JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has launched a second data center in Indonesia to double its local capacity. The company also announced the Internet Champion Global Accelerator Program to empower local enterprises and talent. The opening of Alibaba Cloud’s second data center in Indonesia comes only ten months after the opening of their first. Alibaba Cloud is the only global public cloud platform with local data centers in Indonesia. Alibaba Cloud now has 55 availability zones across 19 regions worldwide.
The pair of Alibaba Cloud data centers will provide high availability and strengthen disaster recovery capabilities. They offer a comprehensive suite of products and services, ranging from elastic computing, database service, networking, storage, security, and middleware, to solutions that address vertical industry challenges. With strong demand for big data and analytic solutions from Indonesian enterprises, Alibaba Cloud has already launched Machine Learning for AI and, will soon offer elastic search to provide real-time search, data analysis, and visualization capabilities.
“The Digital Economy Vision of Indonesia sets out a clear direction for our future development. Our goal is to foster new decacorn and unicorn, accelerate the growth of at least 1,000 startups, and help at least 8 million people in the traditional farming and fishing industries, as well as SMEs, to go digital,” wrote H.E. Rudiantara, Minister of Communications and Information of Indonesia in a press release by Alibaba Cloud.
“With better connectivity and a fast-growing digital community, the Indonesian market presents enormous opportunities to both local and global enterprises,” added Leon Chen, General Manager of Singapore and Indonesia at Alibaba Cloud. “By doubling our data center capacity and launching the Internet Champion Global Accelerator Program in Indonesia, we aim to further build the cloud ecosystem and talent pool for Indonesia.”
The Alibaba Cloud Internet Champion Global Accelerator Program will pursue the Indonesian Government’s digital ambition by providing training, mentorship, and venture capital opportunities to enterprises and professionals. Following its initial launch in Indonesia, it will gradually roll out to other global markets. Alibaba Cloud kicked off the program in Jakarta by giving 300 professionals from start-ups and enterprises an introduction to e-commerce technology, using Alibaba Group’s Double 11 Global Shopping Festival as a case study. The accelerator program will go to Bali on January 12 to further connect with more than 200 professionals and students.
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.