Alibaba Cloud to put up first data center in Philippines


By GMA News

Cloud computing firm Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of Chinese magnate Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group, on Tuesday announced plans to build its first data center in the Philippines by the end of this year in a bid to expand its footprint in Asia and further support the digital transformation efforts of the country’s enterprises.

In a statement, Alibaba Cloud said 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, 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, it said.

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