Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

ChinaTo expand its cloud computing business, China’s Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world. In March, the Chinese Internet giant launched its first data center in the U.S., as part of a push into the country’s market. On Tuesday, Alibaba said it would establish data centers also in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Simon Hu, president of Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, said a key goal was to globalize its operations, according to an interview posted online by the company.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/alibaba-open-more-data-centers-global-cloud-computing-push.1432166400

Alibaba, Amazon, Microsoft main players in cloud market: columnist

ChinaAmazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are set to become the three leaders in the global cloud computing market, according to Chinese columnist Liu Kuang. Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud division recently set up operations in Silicon Valley in California and in Dubai, while rival cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, are expanding in China, Liu said. Aliyun, which controls nearly 25% of the cloud computing market in China, is the market leader in China and the main obstacle to the expansion of Amazon and Microsoft there, Liu said.

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Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

China.gifTo expand its cloud computing business, China’s Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world. In March, the Chinese Internet giant launched its first data center in the U.S., as part of a push into the country’s market. On Tuesday, Alibaba said it would establish data centers also in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Simon Hu, president of Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, said a key goal was to globalize its operations, according to an interview posted online by the company.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2924074/alibaba-to-open-more-data-centers-in-global-cloud-computing-push.html

Aliyun making inroads into Middle East, North Africa

ChinaThe business ambitions of Aliyun, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s cloud-computing unit, is far greater than its current presence in the Alibaba Group. Aliyun is expected to control over 12 data centers around the world by the end of 2015, half of which will be situated in places outside China, according to a report on the Chinese online news service Caixin.com. Aliyun signed an agreement with Dubai-based Meraas Holding May 12 that the two will set up a joint venture to offer big data and cloud computing services to governments and private enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Alibaba’s Aliyun announces massive new support program for startups

ChinaAlibaba cloud subsidiary Aliyun announced Monday that more help is on the way for Chinese startups thanks to its new “Founder+” program. The program was created by Aliyun together with 30 venture capital firms including Zhenfund, IDG, and Innovation Works, as well as 20 research institutes and incubators and 20 marketing, distribution, and development firms. The collective effort will offer founders funding, office space (including office management resources and hardware), links with and guidance from investors, tax breaks, development units, and soft distribution and marketing services.

https://www.techinasia.com/alibabas-aliyun-announces-massive-support-program-startups/

China’s Aliyun American Data Center Highlights Double Standards

China.gifAlibaba’s cloud computing service Aliyun announced that its data center in Silicon Valley has started trial operation and is providing cloud services to users in North America and around the world. This is reportedly Aliyun’s sixth data center, following those opened in Hangzhou, Qingdao, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen. It also means that Aliyun will start competing with Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure in the cradle of cloud computing.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/03/13/21476-chinas-aliyun-american-data-center-showcases-double-standards

Chinese Internet Giants Eyeing Silicon Valley Data Centers

ChinaEarlier this week, Alibaba subsidiary Aliyun announced it was opening a data center in Santa Clara, California, as the first step in expanding the giant’s reach into the U.S. cloud services market. Alibaba isn’t the only Chinese internet company looking to gain data center foothold in Silicon Valley. Other heavyweights, including Tencent and Baidu, have been shopping for data center space in the Valley in recent months, Jeff West, director of data center research at the commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, said.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/03/05/chinese-internet-giants-eyeing-silicon-valley-data-centers/

Alibaba Subsidiary to Open Cloud Data Center in Silicon Valley

ChinaAlibaba‘s cloud services arm Aliyun is preparing to open its first overseas cloud data center in Silicon Valley. The Chinese tech giant is making a global push, with the data center a first important step. The data center in Santa Clara, California, announced Wednesday, will provide a variety of cloud computing services. It will initially focus on Chinese companies based in the U.S., with the plan to gradually expand services and products to international clients later this year.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/03/04/alibaba-subsidiary-opens-cloud-data-center-in-silicon-valley/

China’s Aliyun Forms Cloud Computing Partnership With Inspur

Alibaba Group’s cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun and Inspur Group have formally reached a strategic cooperation to jointly explore smart city and administration cloud markets, provide comprehensive cloud computing solutions to various industries, and build an independent and controllable cloud service ecosystem. As representative enterprises and rivals in the Chinese cloud computing industry, Inspur Group and Aliyun will team to create a complete cloud service ecosystem, further accelerate the development of the industry, and establish a Chinese cloud service market structure with domestic companies as its core.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/07/07/20696-chinas-aliyun-forms-cloud-computing-partnership-with-inspur

Alibaba Cloud Computing Unit Aliyun to Open Data Center in Hong Kong

Aliyun (AliCloud), the cloud computing division of Alibaba Group, has announced that it will open its first data facility in Hong Kong on May 12. This move marks Aliyun’s initial step in its international expansion plans. The opening of the data center was announced less than a week after Alibaba had listed in the US in one of the biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) in the industry, according to TechCrunch. It would seem that Aliyun is not keen to expand into the US. It is instead aiming to tap into Chinese companies in Southeast Asia and the Greater China region.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/2268/20140512/alibaba-cloud-computing-unit-aliyun-open-data.htm

Aliyun’s Cloud Computing Data Center Opens Today In Hong Kong

Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun announced that its Hong Kong data center will be formally put into today, May 12. Following those in Hangzhou, Qingdao, and Beijing, the Hong Kong data center becomes the company’s fourth site.  This new data center is jointly built and operated by Aliyun and Hong Kong Towngas Telecom. The network’s optical fiber will not only connect to mainland China, but also cover international carriers in Hong Kong, Singapore, U.K., U.S., and Europe.

www.chinatechnews.com/2014/05/12/20507-aliyuns-cloud-computing-data-center-opens-today-in-hong-kong

Aliyun’s Beijing Cloud Computing Data Center Opens For Business

Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun has formally opened its Beijing data center. Along with Hangzhou and Qingdao, this Beijing outpost is Aliyun’s third data center focused on global services. The company is reportedly now selecting overseas sites for similar operations, which indicates that the company is accelerating its expansion. In addition, the company’s South China engine room is expected to open in the second half of 2014.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/05/06/20494-aliyuns-beijing-cloud-computing-data-center-opens-for-business