Alibaba Cloud, a cloud computing subsidiary of Alibaba Group, has announced its partnership with Dubai Holding, a global investment company, to upgrade its data center in Dubai for a broader range of services in analytics, databases, industry solutions and artificial intelligence services.
Through the updated data center, Alibaba Cloud will offer local customers services such a virtual computing environment with elastic processing capabilities on computing components, larger computing capacity, higher bandwidth, lower latency, and improved performance.
The upgrade will also incorporate the most recent analytics tools to help boost productivity and business operations. The facility will also include a revamp of its advanced database to provide faster, more efficient data processing, as well as industry-specific solutions and AI-powered services that will address challenges.
According to Daniel Jiang, Dubai Holding’s general manager of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, their continued partnership with Dubai Holding is in line with their commitment to continuously investing in the Middle East region and supporting the local businesses with their digital journey.
“By leveraging Dubai Holding’s local expertise and Alibaba Cloud’s trusted cloud-based technology, we believe that our upgraded data center will be able to provide local businesses with more robust, secure and high-performing capabilities to achieve stronger growth and better respond to the evolving digital landscape across the region,” said Jiang.
Moreover, Alibaba Cloud launched an enhanced partner strategy with more resources and activities to provide partners in the Middle East with all-encompassing support during the region’s digitization.
In order to offer regional partners incentives in the form of a tailored business collaboration model, more cloud resources, higher product margins, and extended marketing campaigns, the company created a MEA Alliance Boosting Program.
Alibaba Cloud continues to support the local digitalization and ecosystem innovations in the region, especially targeting key focused sectors with huge demands in digital transformation.
The data center industry in Dubai is growing rapidly, driven by the increasing demand for digital services and cloud computing. With government support and a robust telecommunications infrastructure, Dubai is well-positioned to become a hub for data center operations in the Middle East.
Last year, some players entered the Dubai’s market, Khazna Data Centres built a 21.45MW data center and office building in Dubai and Damac Properties invested $1billion in building cloud data centers.