This week, Alibaba Cloud announced that it has launched its services for the Japan market through a local data center hosted by SB Cloud Corporation, a joint venture between SoftBank and Alibaba.
Alibaba says that the Japan data center is part of Alibaba Cloud’s strategy to expand its global network coverage with new facilities worldwide. The latest additions create its physical presence in 14 economic centers around the world.
According to Alibaba Cloud, after setting up the virtual server service, customers can get started right away since the service boots in 60 seconds. The basic security service, Anti-DDoS, is included in the package and additional security services are available as optional services.
Alibaba also announced that it signed a three-year licensing partnership with Oriental DreamWorks to bring animated movies to Chinese viewers via online streaming sites Youku.com and Tudou.com, two of China’s renowned streaming platforms also owned by Alibaba.