Citing the need to assist local businesses in their digital transformation, Alibaba Cloud will be putting up a data center in the Philippines as part of its expansion in Asia. Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group.
With organizations migrating and utilizing cloud computing as an essential component in their digital transformation, Alibaba Cloud said the data center will “extend the reach of Alibaba Cloud’s offerings in the Philippines, ranging from elastic compute, database, security, and network services to machine learning and data analytics capabilities.”
Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced plans to build its first data center in the Philippines by the end of this year, expanding its footprint in Asia and further supporting the digital transformation journeys of the country’s diverse community of enterprises.
The new data center will extend the reach of Alibaba Cloud’s offerings in the Philippines, ranging from elastic compute, database, security and network services to machine learning and data analytics capabilities. Local businesses across sectors such as financial technology (FinTech), 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.
Cloud technologies adoption
“With our first data center in the country, we will be able to better support Philippine enterprises in adopting cloud technologies and preparing for a digital-first future,” said Leo Liu, GM for Hong Kong, Macau, and the Philippines, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “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.”
Alibaba Cloud will build the data center in the capital Manila and will bring the company’s total availability zones to 76 spread across 25 regions worldwide.
“Alibaba Cloud’s upcoming data center launch underscores our commitment to equipping Philippine customers with secure, reliable, and scalable cloud solutions,” said Allen Guo, country manager for the Philippines, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “It is important for local enterprises to have access to reliable cloud architecture to efficiently meet the evolving needs of Filipino consumers. We are glad to be in a position to provide local enterprises with the tools they need to succeed.”
To encourage the adoption of cloud technologies among local enterprises, Alibaba Cloud established a local team in the Philippines and trained them to address the specific needs of clients and deliver a personalized customer service experience.