ALIBABA Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has announced its first data center in the Philippines now services more than 200 local and international companies.
According to Allen Guo, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence country manager for the Philippines, the company also intends to increase its local infrastructure spending as demand rises.
They can observe in the Philippines how popular cloud computing is becoming there and how there is still a sizable unmet demand from Filipino businesses. Alibaba Cloud is firmly dedicated to continuing to invest in the Philippines’ infrastructure, services, and human capital in order to serve the country.
By 2023, the company claims it will empower 50,000 local IT workers and aid 5,000 Philippine enterprises in their digital transformation efforts.
With the addition of the company’s data center in Manila, there are now 76 availability zones spread over 25 regions worldwide.
The company declared in June of last year that it will spend $1 billion over the following three years in Asia-Pacific. It aims to support 100,000 developers, 100,000 technology startups, and 1,000,000 digital talents in the region.
The company’s data center in the Philippines, according to Mr. Guo, demonstrates its dedication to providing secure, dependable, and scalable cloud solutions to Philippine consumers.
Moreover, the infrastructure system of Alibaba Cloud served as the power source for this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, the company claimed. It substantially increased processing, storage, and network efficiency in data centers supporting the event, while also reducing network latency, and from April 1 to November 11, it experienced an 8% drop in compute expenses per resource unit.
Therefore, Alibaba Cloud is aiming to provide Philippine businesses with more of the technologies that have effectively enabled this year’s 11.11.