Cloud News Daily 2015-10-09 04:54:43

In response to an increasing demand, AliCloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing sector, announced that it has launched another data center. This new data center, located in Silicon Valley, California, addresses the need for both affordable and secure cloud computing while still establishing an infrastructure that provides high availability and disaster recovery. Customers may begin to apply for the new centers services on October 12th. This new center is the fourth announced in 2015 and the ninth worldwide. The first United States data center was announced I in March of 2015. A center in Singapore was announced in August in addition to an environmentally-friendly lake water-cooled data center at Qiandao Lake, China in early September. These data centers join ones located in Beijing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai in China. AliCloud plans to expand into areas such as the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.

The newest Silicon Valley data center has been designed to handle the cloud and big data analytics requirements of customers along the West Coast of the United States for the three to five years. It will have the same service level agreements as the first center in the United States, but will also contain a portfolio incorporating all AliCloud services currently available in international markets. This portfolio will ten cloud services that are designed to assist customers focused on  innovation, including start-ups looking to reduce the cost of cloud-based service delivery and big data analytics, as well as established businesses in  industries such as the gaming, multimedia and mobile Internet.


Cloud services available from Silicon Valley that aim to aid enterprises in achieving optimum  performance and availability include Cloud Monitor System (CMS), an open platform for real-time monitoring of sites and servers; Open Cache Service (OCS), an online caching service for rapid access of hotspot data; Open Storage Service (OSS), a massive, secure and highly-reliable cloud storage service; and irtual Private Cloud (VPC), an isolated and customized network environment including other AliCloud services.

Ethan Sicheng Yu, Vice President of AliCloud, has commented, “Our data centers are typically located in key innovation and commerce hubs around the world, where we expect growing demand for cost-efficient cloud computing and big data analytics services. Our second U.S. data center is situated in Silicon Valley which is the epicenter for technology innovation world-wide. AliCloud is focused on building a comprehensive and holistic global ecosystem that offers world-class cloud computing and a nuanced understanding of local requirements. We expect to welcome more partners and customers onto the AliCloud platform as we extend our global reach and continue to deliver outstanding value for our cloud computing infrastructure services”

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