Alibaba Establishes 5th Datacenter to Strengthen Public Cloud Computing Portfolio

With the establishment of 5th state of the art data center, Alibaba weigh wings to take on AWS, Google and Microsoft on public cloud computing fronts.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by Alibaba, the big provider of managed services and cloud computing services, on Thursday, August 28, 2014 that, it has started its fifth state of the art data center to expand its cloud computing offering in the domain of public cloud. The data center will focus on the public cloud computing services for small and medium enterprise. The data center is located in the Shenzhen city. This important to note that 4th data center was established in Hong Kong few months back.

It was further informed in the official statement that the company is aggressively focusing on the lucrative – though fiercely competitive – business based on public cloud computing offerings. The company has already recorded a substantial growth in the cloud computing business in past quarter ending June 2014. According to the financial results of the company, as much as $38 million revenue was posted by the cloud computing services division of the company called as AliCloud; although, the share of revenue in the entire earning of the company is comparatively low, but it is expanding at very fast pace.

“The company is very excited about the sustainable growth of business in the domain of cloud computing. Meanwhile, the company is planning offer more robust and highly featured public cloud computing based services to small and medium sized business” as mentioned in the official statement of the company.

It was further maintained in the company statement that, “ The main focus of the company would remain on providing storage spaces and processing capacity to the graphic intensive applications such as, gaming, video and other entertainment firms.” It is very important to note that the idea of the cloud business of AliCloud resembles to those of Amazon (AWS), Google and other giant players of the international market.

The representative of AliCloud Division, in his official statement said, “AliCloud’s new data center will serve large and small companies, financial institutions and other third parties in southern China. And, we have recently opened its fourth data center in Hong Kong and maintain three other facilities in mainland China.”

Many analysts believe that many large companies in the fields of internet, managed services and telecom would turn to cloud computing industry, which is about to cross the $100 billion mark in a couple of years.

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Maria Dehn

Maria Dehn has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications. She has more than 17 years of Information Technologies and journalism experience and has written many reports on cloud computing. You can reach her on Twitter @MariaDehn