Alibaba Cloud on Friday announced the launch of its second availability zone in Mumbai, India.
The investment in new zone will complement Availability Zone A which was opened in January this year.
The new zone will offer products such as elastic computing, storage, database, network, application services and big data analytics to local governments and enterprises. Dual availability zones will enhance the security of Alibaba Cloud’s data centers in India.
The new availability zone is part of Alibaba Cloud’s strategy to expand its global footprint in order to serve a growing client base while also targeting new local customers.
“The the second availability zone reiterates our focus on India as a key market in Alibaba Cloud’s global expansion strategy,” Alex Li, general manager, Alibaba Cloud India, said at a press meet.
Alibaba Cloud India this year launched its distribution channel program with HCL Infosystems and Ingram Micro as value-added distributors. The distribution channel program encourages partners to bring technical knowledge and builds an open ecosystem among sales, technology and service partners.
Alibaba Cloud aims to train 1,000 sales and technology personnel in India by March 2019.
Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) will be using Alibaba Cloud’s ET City Brain solution for the state’s digital transformation journey.
Alibaba Cloud also signed an agreement with DLF malls on retail transformation initiative leveraging new retail framework. Alibaba Cloud did not share more details of its other business clients in India.
Alibaba Cloud currently has 50 availability zones across 18 centres globally — across mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, India and the U.S. (East and West Coast).