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Alibaba Opens First Global Cloud Platform Available in Indonesia

Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, has opened a data centre in Indonesia. It is the first global cloud platform available in the country.

In a press release the company stated that the data centre offers various products and cloud services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups, including elastic computing, database, networking and security services as well as middleware for data analytics and big data.

The Alibaba Cloud data centre will aslo feature a MaxCompute big data facility, allowing users to store and process large amounts of data.

Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara said SMEs and startups had made significant progress in Indonesia in recent years in terms of cloud adaptation and enthusiam for digital transformation.

The upcoming trend should be supported with the proper infrastructure and technology in order to maximize opportunities afforded by the digital economy.

The data center is part of Alibaba Cloud’s commitment to support the government’s initiative in developing 1,000 startups by 2020.

For SMEs and startups, access to scalable cloud hosting at affordable prices is important to expedite growth.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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