The cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group has reportedly launched its second availability zone in Indian city Mumbai. The company stated that this freshly built zone will complement the first availability zone that was opened in January this year.
This will provide products such as Elastic Computing, Storage, Database, Network, Application Services and Big Data Analytics to offer services according to the requirements of local governments and enterprises.
This move has been the part of Alibaba’s strategy for the purpose of expanding its global existence to provide services to a growing client base meanwhile targeting new local customers.
Alibaba Cloud at present has 50 availability zones across 18 economic centres across the globe, with coverage extending across mainland China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
“India presents a unique growth opportunity with digital transformation set to add close to $154 billion to India’s GDP. Alibaba Cloud has always empowered enterprises of all sizes to tap into opportunities in the digital age. The commencement of the second availability zone reiterates our focus on India as a key market in Alibaba Cloud’s global expansion strategy” said Dr. Alex Li, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud India.
It was in July this year that the company launched its distribution channel program with HCL Infosystems and Ingram Micro which encouraged the partners to bring in-depth technical knowledge and builds an open ecosystem among sales, technology and service partners.
The company has also planned to train 1,000 sales and technology employees in India by the starting of next year to make its network even more stronger. Also, it signed a partnership with DLF malls to work on a retail transformation initiative as a tech partner leveraging new retail framework.