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Alibaba Cloud opens third data centre in Japan

Alibaba Cloud logo seen at a booth. PHOTO: CHINA DAILY

TOKYO (XINHUA) December 16th, 2022– Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of China’s Internet giant Alibaba, yesterday announced the launch of its third data centrein Japan to cater to rising customer demand for digital transformation.

Located in Tokyo, the new data centre looks to offer a wide range of cloud computing products and services including storage, network and elastic computing to Japanese customers.

“The launch underscores our continuous commitment to serving Japanese customers’ digital transformation demands,” saidCountry Manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence in Japan Unique Song at a press briefing in Tokyo.

Alibaba Cloud opened its first data centre in Japan in 2016, followed by a second in 2019.

With the introduction of the new data centre, Alibaba Cloud now has a network of 86 availability zones in 28 regions across the world, according to the company.

Alibaba Cloud ranked the third in the worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market with a share of 9.5 per cent in 2021, following Amazon and Microsoft, according to a report by global research and advisory firm Gartner in June.

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