Alibaba opens first data center in Thailand

Chinese e-commerce and Internet technology giant Alibaba Group has put into operation its first data center in Thailand to tap the country’s growing cloud market.

The data center in Bangkok went live last month and is run by Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing service division of Alibaba. A new company, Alibaba Cloud (Thailand), has been registered with a capital of 1.06 billion baht ($30 million), according to the Thai government’s business development department.

“Thailand is one of the strategic countries to provide our cloud services,” Tyler Qiu, Thailand country manager for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said via a virtual news conference on May 12.

One of 27 cloud regions

Bangkok is one of 27 Alibaba Cloud Regions – whereby “region” describes a geographic area where the company’s data centers are physically deployed to reach out to as many customers as possible.

Alibaba Cloud has a total of 84 availability zones for cloud services covering more than 200 countries. In Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta and Manila also serve as Alibaba Cloud Regions.

The company has not disclosed the size of the investment for the data center in Bangkok, neither did it reveal its location, citing security concerns.

Cloud market in Thailand to reach $2.4 billion by 2025

In 2020, the cloud market in Thailand was valued at $620 million generated from platform- and software-as-a-service, as well as infrastructure-as-a-service provisions, according to a study by US market research company Gartner. The market is expected to reach $2.4 billion by 2025, with projected growth of more than 40 per cent annually from 2022, the study said.

The country’s leading cloud customers include those in the digital media, finance, retail and manufacturing sectors.

In 2021, Alibaba Cloud was ranked the world’s third-largest infrastructure-as-a-service provider and the biggest in Asia-Pacific by revenue.



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Chinese e-commerce and Internet technology giant Alibaba Group has put into operation its first data center in Thailand to tap the country’s growing cloud market. The data center in Bangkok went live last month and is run by Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing service division of Alibaba. A new company, Alibaba Cloud (Thailand), has been registered with a capital of 1.06 billion baht ($30 million), according to the Thai government's business development department. “Thailand is one of the strategic countries to provide our cloud services,” Tyler Qiu, Thailand country manager for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said via a virtual news conference...

Chinese e-commerce and Internet technology giant Alibaba Group has put into operation its first data center in Thailand to tap the country’s growing cloud market.

The data center in Bangkok went live last month and is run by Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing service division of Alibaba. A new company, Alibaba Cloud (Thailand), has been registered with a capital of 1.06 billion baht ($30 million), according to the Thai government’s business development department.

“Thailand is one of the strategic countries to provide our cloud services,” Tyler Qiu, Thailand country manager for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said via a virtual news conference on May 12.

One of 27 cloud regions

Bangkok is one of 27 Alibaba Cloud Regions – whereby “region” describes a geographic area where the company’s data centers are physically deployed to reach out to as many customers as possible.

Alibaba Cloud has a total of 84 availability zones for cloud services covering more than 200 countries. In Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta and Manila also serve as Alibaba Cloud Regions.

The company has not disclosed the size of the investment for the data center in Bangkok, neither did it reveal its location, citing security concerns.

Cloud market in Thailand to reach $2.4 billion by 2025

In 2020, the cloud market in Thailand was valued at $620 million generated from platform- and software-as-a-service, as well as infrastructure-as-a-service provisions, according to a study by US market research company Gartner. The market is expected to reach $2.4 billion by 2025, with projected growth of more than 40 per cent annually from 2022, the study said.

The country’s leading cloud customers include those in the digital media, finance, retail and manufacturing sectors.

In 2021, Alibaba Cloud was ranked the world’s third-largest infrastructure-as-a-service provider and the biggest in Asia-Pacific by revenue.



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