To rival Amazon in the cloud, Alibaba launches new data centre in Singapore

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Alibaba’s cloud computing business, Aliyun, has set up its new international headquarters and data centre in Singapore.

Ethan Yu, Aliyun’s vice president, told CNBC he hoped Singapore’s data centre will help the company “catch up” with top players.

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That competition comes in the form of U.S. cloud players Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft. Amazon already set up its data centre on the island back in 2010, and Microsoft expanded its Azure cloud with a new data centre here in 2014.

Alibaba has five data centres in China and Hong Kong, and added another in Silicon Valley in March. Read more…

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