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Alibaba Cloud opens second datacentre in Indonesia

The new and existing datacentres will let Indonesian enterprises deploy mission-critical workloads in multiple availability zones and switch over within seconds

Less than a year after Alibaba Cloud opened its first datacentre in Indonesia, the Chinese cloud supplier has launched a second facility in the country in an effort to meet “strong customer demand” for its services.

Together, the two datacentres will provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities, allowing Indonesian enterprises to deploy mission-critical workloads in multiple availability zones and switch over within seconds, according to Alibaba Cloud.

Responding to demand for big data analytics from Indonesian enterprises, Alibaba Cloud has also launched machine learning and artificial intelligence services, and later this month will offer elastic search to provide real-time search, data analysis and visualisation capabilities.

software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering is also available for enterprises looking to connect public cloud and hybrid cloud environments.

To draw more startups and enterprises to its platform, Alibaba Cloud also announced its Internet Champion Global Accelerator Programme that provides training, mentorship and venture capital opportunities to enterprises and professionals.

Alibaba Cloud kicked off the programme in Jakarta by giving 300 professionals from startups and enterprises an introduction to e-commerce technology, using Alibaba Group’s Double 11 global shopping festival as a case study.

“With better connectivity and a fast-growing digital community, the Indonesian market presents enormous opportunities to local and global enterprises,” said Leon Chen, general manager of Singapore and Indonesia at Alibaba Cloud. “By doubling our datacentre capacity and launching the Internet Champion Global Accelerator Programme in Indonesia, we aim to further build the cloud ecosystem and talent pool for Indonesia.”

During the third quarter of 2018, Alibaba Cloud maintained its number two position in the Asia-Pacific public cloud market in terms of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) revenues, according to Synergy Research.

This was largely due to Alibaba Cloud’s dominance in China, which now accounts for over a third of the region’s public cloud spending. Globally, the company ranked fourth behind Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google.

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