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Alibaba Cloud to open its first data centre in India to aid SMEs

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By Taruka Srivastav, Reporter

December 20, 2017 | 2 min read

Alibaba has continued to intensify its India operations with its computing arm Alibaba Cloud having announced the opening on its new India data centre in Mumbai in January 2018 to meet the increasing demand for cloud computing services among SMEs.

Alibaba Cloud to open its first data centre in India to aid SMEs

Alibaba Cloud to open its first data centre in India to aid SMEs

Alibaba Cloud will appoint a local team of professional consultants to provide service planning, implementation and after-sales support.

The moves Follows Alibaba Group's CEO Daniel Zhang being named as an extremely important market for Alibaba's global strategy at the recently concluded 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.

Simon Hu, senior vice president of Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud said: “We are excited to be officially opening our new Mumbai, India data centre in early 2018, enabling us to work closely with more Indian enterprises. These local enterprises are innovative and operating in growth sectors, and we look forward to empowering them through our cloud computing and data technologies."

"As we build out the Alibaba Cloud network globally, India is another important piece that is now firmly in place. This continues our commitment to India, helping it to develop trade opportunities with other markets in the region and beyond.”

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