Alibaba opens cloud-com­put­ing data cen­ters

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Chi­nese tech gi­ant Alibaba has opened two data cen­ters in Lon­don that will pro­vide cloud com­put­ing and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence ser­vices to Eu­ro­pean busi­nesses.

In­creas­ingly, com­pa­nies around the world are scal­ing down in-house com­put­ing in­fra­struc­ture and data stor­age, opt­ing in­stead to use “cloud com­put­ing” where third-party providers de­liver those ser­vices over the in­ter­net.

Alibaba Cloud is the big­gest cloud ser­vices provider in China, and the com­pany is now mak­ing a play to cap­ture a slice of the Eu­ro­pean mar­ket via the two new data cen­ters in Lon­don and an­other cen­ter in Frank­furt, Ger­many, that opened ear­lier this year.

Alibaba Cloud, which is owned by Alibaba Group, is the world’s fifth-largest cloud provider, be­hind op­er­a­tions run by Ama­zon, Mi­crosoft, Google, and IBM.

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