Tokyo: Alibaba Opens New Data Center in Tokyo

Dec 23, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Alibaba has established a data center in Tokyo, Japan. The company stated in December 2022 that its Alibaba Cloud/Aliyun division had opened a third data center in Japan to "meet the transformation expectations" of clients. Unique Song, General Manager of Japan for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, stated that the inauguration of their third data center demonstrates their ongoing dedication to meeting the digital transformation needs of Japanese clients. Song said that with their proven breakthroughs and innovative solutions that fulfill stringent security and compliance standards, they are committed to supporting their clients in the digital age. 

Alibaba Cloud now provides a worldwide network of 28 countries and 86 availability zones. In 2022, Alibaba also opened a data center in Thailand, Bangkok and a third site in Frankfurt, Germany. According to the corporation, the new facility will offer a variety of cloud computing goods, including storage, bandwidth, elastic computing, encryption, database, and developer solutions. Alibaba Cloud wants to provide Japanese clients with high availability, excellent resilience, and comprehensive disaster recovery capabilities, the firm stated in a blog post. 

In 2016, Alibaba opened its first Tokyo location. Most major cloud providers have a physical presence in Japan. Microsoft introduced two Japanese Azure regions in 2014: Tokyo and Osaka. AWS started a Tokyo area in 2011, followed by an Osaka region in 2016. In 2016, Google established its first Japanese area in Tokyo, followed by Osaka in 2019.  Later in June 2022, Chinese cloud competitor Tencent revealed plans for a third Japanese data center. Tencent presently provides 24 availability zones across 12 non-Chinese locations. The corporation declared its intentions to enter Japan for the first time in 2018 and opened a plant in Tokyo the following year. In 2021, a second plant was established in Japan.

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