Alibaba Cloud plans launch of data center in the Philippines

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, will build its first data center in the Philippines starting by the end of this year in the Metro Manila area.

The new center will make the Philippines the fourth country in Southeast Asia where Alibaba Cloud has built data centers, after Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Globally, it will bring the company’s so-called “availability zones” for cloud services to 76 across 25 regions, extending the reach of services for databases, security, machine learning and data analytics, among others.

“Local businesses across sectors such as financial technology, e-commerce, education and media will be able to adopt and implement cloud technologies more efficiently and better position themselves to capture the emerging opportunities in the country,” the cloud services provider said in a statement.

Alliance to train 50,000 IT professionals

The move follows Alibaba’s announcement last year about the formation of the “Philippines Ecosystem Alliance,” which aims to train 50,000 local information technology professionals and help 5,000 businesses migrate to online by 2023.

“We look forward to building out the cloud ecosystem in the Philippines and contributing to the digital economy in Asia, leveraging the synergy with other hubs in the region,” Leo Liu, general manager for Hong Kong, Macau and the Philippines at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said.

Growth of 100,000 technology startups in focus

The company further launched its “Project AsiaForward” with an initial $1 billion in funding and resources to “cultivate a million-strong digital talent pool” across the Asia-Pacific region. The Project also aims to “empower 100,000 developers” and the growth of 100,000 technology startups in the region over the next three years.

Along with the Philippines’ data center, Alibaba Cloud also announced the set-up of a third data center in Indonesia, after it launched its second in the country in 2019, and an innovation center in Malaysia.



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Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, will build its first data center in the Philippines starting by the end of this year in the Metro Manila area. The new center will make the Philippines the fourth country in Southeast Asia where Alibaba Cloud has built data centers, after Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Globally, it will bring the company's so-called “availability zones” for cloud services to 76 across 25 regions, extending the reach of services for databases, security, machine learning and data analytics, among others. “Local businesses across sectors such as financial technology, e-commerce, education and...

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, will build its first data center in the Philippines starting by the end of this year in the Metro Manila area.

The new center will make the Philippines the fourth country in Southeast Asia where Alibaba Cloud has built data centers, after Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Globally, it will bring the company’s so-called “availability zones” for cloud services to 76 across 25 regions, extending the reach of services for databases, security, machine learning and data analytics, among others.

“Local businesses across sectors such as financial technology, e-commerce, education and media will be able to adopt and implement cloud technologies more efficiently and better position themselves to capture the emerging opportunities in the country,” the cloud services provider said in a statement.

Alliance to train 50,000 IT professionals

The move follows Alibaba’s announcement last year about the formation of the “Philippines Ecosystem Alliance,” which aims to train 50,000 local information technology professionals and help 5,000 businesses migrate to online by 2023.

“We look forward to building out the cloud ecosystem in the Philippines and contributing to the digital economy in Asia, leveraging the synergy with other hubs in the region,” Leo Liu, general manager for Hong Kong, Macau and the Philippines at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said.

Growth of 100,000 technology startups in focus

The company further launched its “Project AsiaForward” with an initial $1 billion in funding and resources to “cultivate a million-strong digital talent pool” across the Asia-Pacific region. The Project also aims to “empower 100,000 developers” and the growth of 100,000 technology startups in the region over the next three years.

Along with the Philippines’ data center, Alibaba Cloud also announced the set-up of a third data center in Indonesia, after it launched its second in the country in 2019, and an innovation center in Malaysia.



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