Alibaba Group has made an announcement regarding the opening of four new data centers across the world. This new feature is now operational in Middle East (Dubai) from today, while the company has scheduled to open new data centers in Australia, Japan, and Germany soon.
When it goes online, Alicoud will join the race of cloud computing with Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft Azure. Alibaba has already placed its two data centers in the US, investing $1 billion for this cloud service.
Alicloud, known as Aliyum, has reported six successive quarters of triple digital growth. The company has claimed that its cloud service to over one-third of websites in China. Alibaba has a reach over China but now they want to extend their cloud services overseas.
The company has already started growing its cloud-based services strongly but it accounts only for four percent its total revenue. Alibaba sees much scope in cloud services, therefore, the company is looking forward to expanding Alibaba cloud globally along with their other businesses including e-commerce.
Amazon’s AWS, the leader in cloud services have reported $3.23 billion revenue in the recent quarter of business. Microsoft’s cloud business has also reported the growth of 116 percent year-on-year and it has pushed its total cloud business. Google remains the third-largest cloud service providing company.