JAKARTA (Rahnuma): China’s Alibaba Group cloud computing arm, Alibaba Cloud, launched on Wednesday its second data center in Indonesia to cope with the enormously growing demands in the Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Alibaba Cloud has doubled capacity of its second data center set in Indonesia as well as expanding its capability, which was said to have stronger and quicker data recovery system for its clients.
With more enhanced features and higher capabilities, Alibaba Cloud clients would be able to carry out mission-critical workloads from different zones as well as replacing their zones in a matter of seconds.
The opening of Alibaba Cloud second data server in Indonesia makes the firm now operating 55 availability zones located in 19 regions across the world.
Addressing the opening of Alibaba Cloud second data center, Indonesian Communications and Information Technology Minister Rudiantara said the data center opening in Indonesia fits the government’s future vision of a digital economy.
“Our target is to spur creations of new decacorn and unicorn startups, accelerating the growth of at least 1,000 startups, supporting at least eight million ones working in less-advanced agriculture and fishery processing, SMEs sectors to go global,” Rudiantara said in the launching event held here.
Alibaba Cloud’s second data center in Indonesia was opened within ten months after the first one was launched in March last year.
Praising rapid growth of Indonesian digital communities supported by improved Internet connectivity, Alibaba Cloud Singapore and Indonesia General Manager Leon Chen said that Indonesia provides robust potentialities both for foreign and domestic firms.
On the occasion Chen also launched Alibaba Cloud’s Internet Champion Global Accelerator program in Indonesia.
“We expect that we can further develop cloud computing system in Indonesia and honing up deeper Indonesian talents at the same time,” Leon said.
He added that implementation of the program in Indonesia would support the Indonesian government’s “Go Digital 2020” vision.
Some 200 professionals and students have been shortlisted to take part in the initial program scheduled to commence on Jan. 12 in Bali, he said.
The program would be featured with tutoring, training sessions and venture capital provision for those highly capable and potential ones, he added.