June 22, 2018

Alibaba unveils cloud data center in Malaysia

The launch aims to focus on small-medium enterprises to help them identify global as well as national business opportunities through the cloud.

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Cloud giant Alibaba have launched a data center in Malaysia to focus on SMBs and help them transform digitally. With this launch, Alibaba aims to help small-medium enterprises identify global cross-border business opportunities along with the ones in Malaysia to support the country’s technology innovation via cloud services.

Alibaba say that Malaysia has huge potential to grow as a technology enabled nation. They say that the number of technology businesses emerging from Malaysia is a preface to the rise it will witness in the next few years.

Holding this vision, Alibaba believe that they need to focus on the SMBs in order to turn the tide in favor of Malaysia’s profitability. They say that in order to do so, Alibaba have also joined hands with the Malaysian government to build an AI (Artificial Intelligence) city.

Speaking about the launch, Jack Ma, Co-founder and Executive Chairman at Alibaba, commented:

Alibaba’s focus is on three areas when we partner with Malaysia as well as other countries – to digitize our local partners and empower small businesses and young people to go global.

Working closely with the Malaysian government, we will support and empower as many small businesses and young people as possible to use technology to become local kings and benefit from globalization.