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    [EN] Aliyun intensifies fight against AWS, Microsoft

    Alibaba Cloud more than doubles its Hong Kong datacenter capacity to meet growing demand in APAC region.

    Company is now the world’s fifth largest cloud infrastructure services provider, with expansion plans set to re-shape the leaders top in the coming months.

    João Marques Lima
    13 February, 2017

    Rapid enterprise adoption of cloud services has forced Alibaba Cloud to more than double its data centre capacity in Hong Kong as the company intensifies its expansion roadmap to fight back rivals Amazon and Microsoft.

    The cloud computing business arm of giant e-commerce Alibaba Group said the need to expand the data centres came as demand for more secure and scalable computing services in the APAC region booms.

    The hubs in Hong Kong serve a range of customers in the financial services, retail, hospitality and media.

    Ethan Yu, Vice President of Alibaba Group and General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Global, said: “More companies have come to realise the importance of changing their traditional IT mind-set to embrace the new data technology.

    “We are confident that the expanded data centre facility, together with our scalable and secure cloud offering, will better meet the needs of the digital transformation in key local sectors such as hospitality and financial services.”

    Alibaba opened its first data centre in Hong Kong back in May 2014. The facility was built in cooperation with Towngas Telecom, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s largest gas company Towngas.

    The company runs now 14 data centres worldwide, including six in China alone in Beijing, Hangzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong.

    In November, Alibaba Cloud, also known as Aliyun, announced it would be launching four new data centres across the world, in Dubai, Tokyo in Japan, Germany and Sydney, Australia.

    This saw the provider increase its data centre fleet to eight hubs outside China, with the German hub becoming the company’s first in Europe.

    Alibaba Cloud has over 2.3 million customers worldwide, and according to IDC, it ranks amongst the top five cloud infrastructure services providers in the world.

    Daniel Liu, Canalys Research Analyst, said: “Expanding data centre locations across the world and into key economies has been critical in supporting multi-national customers in their digital transformation initiatives.

    “These services are also providing digital platforms for businesses to access new markets and capitalize on new trade opportunities, such as Alibaba’s Tmall Global.”

    https://data-economy.com/alibaba-clo...ntre-capacity/
    Última edição por 5ms; 13-02-2017 às 11:22.

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    Alibaba Follows The 'Build It And They Will Come' Approach

    Jay Somaney
    Feb 13, 2017

    This morning, Alibaba quietly announced that Alibaba Cloud service has already doubled the capacity of its Hong Kong based data center in order to meet fast increasing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The company said that the expansion in Hong Kong is part of its master plan to eventually expand into providing cloud services the world over.

    According to research outfit Gartner, the worldwide cloud services market is projected to grow 16.5 percent in 2016 to total $204 billion, up from $175 billion in 2015. The cloud services market includes Goliaths like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, which currently combine for the lion's share. According to Alibaba, adding capacity in Hong Kong will help Alibaba Cloud increase its ability to meet fast rising demand in disaster recovery cloud services, data storage and analytics, middleware and cloud security services on the continent.

    "The market for public cloud services is continuing to demonstrate high rates of growth across all markets and Gartner expects this to continue through 2017," said Sid Nag, research director at Gartner. "This strong growth continues reflect a shift away from legacy IT services to cloud-based services, due to increased trend of organizations pursuing a digital business strategy."

    In the recently reported December quarter, Alibaba Cloud reported revenues of $254 million, 115% year-on-year but still a drop in the bucket compared top the revenues reported by AWS and Azure. Alibaba Cloud saw its paying customer base increase to 765,000, up 100% YoY.

    Alibaba Cloud has operations in 14 global economic centers including mainland China, Singapore and the U.S, in addition to Hong Kong.

    At present, it looks like Alibaba is going with the "build it and they will come" model and given the recent success (in growth rates albeit off a much smaller base by far compared to AWS and Azure) in Q4:16, it's a strategy that ihas paid big dividends thus far and will pay even bigger in the future.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysoman...come-approach/


    Post #1: "Alibaba Cloud has over 2.3 million customers worldwide, and according to IDC, it ranks amongst the top five cloud infrastructure services providers in the world."

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    Interessante que a voz do dono, South China Morning Post, propriedade do grupo Alibaba, tenha publicado informação dúbia e os artigos acima tenham assumido como fato o que não foi dito:

    Alibaba Group, said on Monday that it has doubled both the data storage and processing capacity of its data centre in Hong Kong to meet the rising demand for secure and scalable computing services in Asia-Pacific, as the city aims to position itself as a regional cloud computing hub.

    The expanded data centre will meet demand for disaster recovery and offer greater access to data storage and analytics, as well as cloud security services.

    http://www.scmp.com/tech/china-tech/...eet-enterprise

    Duplicar capacidade de processamento e armazenamento (ambos é?) vs duplicar capacidade (quais?) de data center não se confunde mesmo querendo. Mesmo assim, sem nenhum dado para suportar, o "Data-Economy" vai além: mais do que dobrou.

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    Cisco's 2017 Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI)


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    Singapore startup AirTrunk gets $400M to build data centers in Sydney and Melbourne

    Singapore start-up gets backing from Goldman Sachs and private equity group TPG, says Australian news report

    Peter Judge
    13 February 2017

    AirTrunk, a start-up based in Singapore, has got US$400 million to help build data centers in Sydney and Melbourne, according to reports.

    The two-year old company, which first broke cover in July 2016, is planning big data centers in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, which will be aimed at big cloud providers and wholesale buyers, rather than colocation customers. Its first flagship projects, in Sydney and Melbourne, have been given $400 million in funding from Goldman Sachs and private equity group TPG, according to a report on the Australian Financial Review (AFR), also picked up by the Australian.

    Cloud landlord

    The two data centers could be among the largest in the APAC region, with up to 70MW in Sydney and 50MW in Melbourne. The Australian reports that AirTrunk plans to have 20MW online between the two sites by the fourth quarter of 2017.

    All told, AirTrunk plans to spend around US$1.7 billion, and bought sites in Sydney and Melbourne in September and October 2016. The site in Huntingwood Sydney cost US$24m and the one in Derriumut Melbourne cost US$11.5m according to the AFR.

    AirTrunk has applied to eight data halls on two levels on the Huntingwood site, and contruction has started - the company has shared pictures of building work in progress.

    The Derrimut site on 176 Swann Drive also has a development application filed by AirTrunk.

    The company was founded by Robin Khuda, formerly CFO at NextDC, an Australian data center firm that specializes in “data center as a service” which has its own business as a cloud landlord: it’s believed to be providing facilities for the Microsoft Azure cloud service launched in Australia in 2014.

    AirTrunk has said little about the technology it will deploy, only promising that these will be hyperscale facilities with levels of efficiency that could attract the likes of Google, Amazon or Microsoft. Khuda has promised the sites will use new and unspecified cooling and electrical delivery systems that will give them an edge over rival facilities, in particular using power distribution systems that minimize the number of electrical components requred.

    http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/co...00.fullarticle

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