Alibaba Cloud Expands with New Data Centers in South Korea and Thailand
Alibaba Cloud – which unveiled a slew of new announcements at the Apsara 2021 conference – says data centers will serve as the intelligence backbone to support both countries’ digital economies and businesses “on their journey to transform and innovate “.
According to Alibaba Cloud, local businesses of all sizes in South Korea will be able to deploy mission-critical workloads while benefiting from more reliable and secure cloud services with lower latency.
And for Thailand, Alibaba Cloud says the data center will offer products and solutions that comply with Thailand 4.0 – the Thai government’s 20-year strategy to promote digital innovation and sustainable technology development.
âAs one of the world’s top three cloud service providers, we are committed to bringing our world-class hyper-scale cloud infrastructure to South Korea and Thailand, so that we can help local businesses be at the forefront of digital transformation, âsaid Selina Yuan, Managing Director of International Affairs, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
âWith our business knowledge serving global customers in several key industries, from retail to finance, logistics and manufacturing, we believe we can help local customers in South Korea and Thailand meet their needs. their digitization needs in terms of technology and services. “
To “complement its investment in infrastructure”, Alibaba Cloud also unveiled technologies, products and solutions that it believes make the public cloud more accessible to businesses and developers, by increasing its security, availability and improving his adaptability in cloud native and on-premises environments.
In order to meet customers’ “ever-increasing computing needs in the cloud”, Alibaba Cloud unveiled its fourth generation ApsaraCompute Shenlong architecture, featuring industry-leading capabilities in terms of container elasticity, storage, performance of input / output (IO), latency and chip level. security enhancement functions.
âSelf-developed Shenlong architecture is upgraded to support data-intensive applications, with storage input / output operations per second (IOPS) increased by 300% to 3 million IOPS, packets network per second (PPS) increased by more than 100% to 50 Million PPS, while network storage and I / O latencies are reduced to 30 and 16 microseconds, respectively, âsaid Alibaba Cloud.
In the fourth generation Shenlong architecture, Alibaba Cloud also unveiled the industry’s only large-scale Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networking capability with latency as low as 5 microseconds, to further accelerate power-intensive applications. cloud data. For example, Shenlong architecture updated with RDMA can increase compute performance by 30% in data-intensive AI and big data scenarios compared to general performance of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) network on the cloud.
âTo meet the hybrid cloud needs of enterprises, Alibaba Cloud has launched a new DBStack (Kubernetes-based) database platform that can bring cloud-native database systems to enterprise on-premises environments. With DBStack, organizations that are not ready to fully migrate to the public cloud can still enjoy the benefits of the public cloud securely and conveniently in their on-premises environment, thereby enhancing the digitization process for the finance, transport and telecommunications.
Alibaba Cloud also announced the upgrade of its PolarDB to feature the âleading cloud native databaseâ which marks three levels of separation, with additional decoupling of memory and processor cores.
âThe three independent layers can be scaled up or down independently with increased elasticity and better availability and scalability,â Alibaba said.
Alibaba Cloud has also launched a new energy-saving solution for corporate customers that it believes improves management of their energy consumption and reduces their carbon footprint.
âBy leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s data analytics and machine learning technology, the solution offers tools to help customers track carbon emissions, analyze energy consumption, forecast production. electricity from new energy sources and receive recommendations for carbon reduction plans and associated trading mechanisms.
âTo continue to encourage collaboration, Alibaba Cloud has open source PolarDB-X (MySQL Natively Distributed Database) and AI products, including DeepRec and Proxima, for developers to benefit from creating distributed databases. cloud-native and AI-based search and advertising services.
âIn addition to open source keycodes, Alibaba Cloud also launched Alibaba AI, an integrated digital intelligence and AI platform that provides an out-of-the-box framework for businesses to manage their smart assets in a simple, secure and effective. The one-stop cloud native system offers a suite of AI and digital products, from intelligence production, storage, analysis and development to management, to help businesses capture and capitalize on the new growth opportunities presented by digital transformation.
“Powered by the computing power and artificial intelligence of Alibaba Cloud, companies including fashion design, medical research and media companies are already using the platform to unleash the potential of their digital intelligence.” Alibaba Cloud said.
Alibaba Cloud also unveiled a digital solution aimed at streamlining the organization and communication of large sport events.
The new solution will be used for the 2022 Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou next September, serving more than 100,000 participants from around the world.
Leveraging DingTalk’s cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform, Alibaba Cloud claims new sports solution provides a single collaboration tool to connect stakeholders at all stages of the hosting lifecycle of the event – from organizers and suppliers to volunteers and venue operators – improving the operational efficiency of sporting events.
âAlibaba Cloud’s ambition is to transform the sport experience in the digital age. As part of our ongoing efforts to achieve this goal, our new DingTalk solution is designed to help users manage and operate large-scale sporting events in a more structured way, leveraging DingTalk as an enterprise collaboration tool. as well as using our state-of-the-art cloud. technologies and infrastructure, âsaid Selina Yuan.
âFollowing our success in providing technology solutions and services to digitize the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, we are excited about the opportunity to support the upcoming 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. “
âAt DingTalk, we aim to facilitate the digitalization of organizations and businesses. With the launch of Premium DingTalk for Sports Games and our upcoming cooperation with the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, we are ready to provide the latest digital platform services to the organizers of global sporting events, âsaid Alex Li, vice-president. president of DingTalk.