Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, will offer its services to Indian customers through its new data centre, scheduled to open in January 2018 in Mumbai.
“We will deliver cloud computing services to small and medium size Indian businesses from our new data centre, opening in Mumbai in January, 2018,” said the company in a statement here.
“Our vision to empower enterprises to go global is extended to our Indian clients with cloud products, including computing, storage and big data processing capabilities,” noted the statement.
The data centre will also allow the Indian businesses to run their applications on the company’s cloud platform.
Alibaba’s Cloud data centre will also offer include computing, database, storage and content delivery, networking, analytics and big data.
It has tied up with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, that enables direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect through GCX’s Cloud X Fusion service.
Alibaba Cloud has 33 zones in 16 economic centres worldwide, with coverage extending across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, West Asia, Europe, India and the US.
Set up in 2009, Alibaba Cloud is among the largest providers of public cloud services in China and one of the largest Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers in the world.