As the cloud computing arm and business unit of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of global cloud computing services to power both our international customers’ online businesses and Alibaba Group’s own e-commerce ecosystem. Alibaba Cloud’s international operations are registered and headquartered in Singapore, and the company has international teams stationed in Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, San Mateo, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
Alibaba Cloud offers high-performance, elastic computing power in the cloud. Services are available on a pay-as-you-go basis and include data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, Anti-DDoS protection and content delivery networks (CDN). At the same time Alibaba Cloud is committed to the research and development of large database systems and advanced big data technologies. Our R&D efforts include the advancement of IoT (Internet of Things) technology, virtual reality, smart homes, automotive networking and information systems, and cloud-based mobile-device operating systems.
Outside of our status as the leading cloud provider in China, Alibaba Cloud provides solutions that lead the market in international performance and usability, cloud security, and advanced R&D technology. As of June 2017, Alibaba Cloud is placed in the Visionaries’ quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide. With our world-class infrastructure and ever-expanding global presence, Alibaba Cloud is dedicated to becoming a leading global cloud services provider.
Alibaba Cloud operates 49 availability zones in 18 regions around the world with more global regions set to follow.