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Alibaba Launches First Data Center in Thailand


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by Krajangwit Johjit

    

BANGKOK (NNT) - Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing division of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group, has launched its first data center in Thailand to capitalize on the country’s cloud market and support the country’s 20-year strategic plan.

 

Tyler Qiu, Thailand country manager for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, stated in a virtual news conference that with a registered capital of over 1 billion baht, Thailand is one of the strategic countries to provide the company’s cloud services.

 

Bangkok is one of the 27 Alibaba Cloud Regions.

 

Alibaba Cloud has 84 availability zones for cloud services that span over 200 countries. In ASEAN, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, and Manila also serve as Alibaba Cloud Regions.

 

The Chinese company has not disclosed the size of its investment in the data center, which includes equipment, technology, business partnerships, and training for local workforces and solutions.

 

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According to Qiu, the cloud market in Thailand was valued at $620 million in 2020, with $430 million allocated to the platform- and software-as-a-service (PaaS and SaaS) system and the remainder to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

 

The market is projected to reach $2.4 billion by 2025, expanding by more than 40 percent annually beginning in 2022. This amount is anticipated to be comprised of $1.1 billion for IaaS and $1.3 billion for PaaS and SaaS.

 

The digital media, finance, retail, and manufacturing industries are among the top cloud customers in the country.

 

Alibaba said it intends to provide services related to environmental, social, and governance issues, in accordance with Thailand’s 20-year national strategic plan, which began in 2018 and aims to improve the country’s security, prosperity, and sustainability.

 

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This of course will be a welcome service to the current government as they all seem to have their heads in the clouds 😂 

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This is good as it provides competition for the few market dominating players who haven't got a data center in Thailand.

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3 minutes ago, humbug said:

True mobile is operated by China Mobile, who are controlled by the Chinese government, same Alibaba, controlled by the Chinese government, same Chinese government that took all of Jack Ma's shares

 

True is just another controlled company by the Chinese, only difference,  it has one of their favourite 'conmunust sons' as the Thai owner 'Dhanin' (CP group) who along with other Chinese controlled companies is into food supply, railroads, airports, construction, banking, all the industries of the chinese 'belt and road',

 

CP and True should be a high national security risk for the nation

completely wrong.

 

https://thediplomat.com/2021/09/the-real-cause-of-chinas-alibaba-crackdown/

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Soon 10,000,000 Chinese companies will be on every corner, and then someone will say, "Why are any of the signs in English?"    Then 5 million Chinese rush over and change all the signs overnight.

 

Welcome to Geography 101

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3 hours ago, humbug said:

True mobile is operated by China Mobile, who are controlled by the Chinese government, same Alibaba, controlled by the Chinese government, same Chinese government that took all of Jack Ma's shares

 

True is just another controlled company by the Chinese, only difference,  it has one of their favourite 'conmunust sons' as the Thai owner 'Dhanin' (CP group) who along with other Chinese controlled companies is into food supply, railroads, airports, construction, banking, all the industries of the chinese 'belt and road',

 

CP and True should be a high national security risk for the nation

Why? they have the same ethos as the Thai government....

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19 hours ago, Troy Tempest said:

"Alibaba Cloud has 84 availability zones for cloud services that span over 200 countries. "

 

So Alibaba is inventing new countries as a marketing ploy?

 

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/how-many-countries-are-there

From your link, I guess if not a member of the UN, you don't count. 

Greenland left out ... really 😳

 

"Then there's Wikipedia's list of sovereign states, which mirrors the U.N.'s list of 193 countries and two observer states, then adds eleven sovereign states, including Taiwan, Kosovo, Northern Cyprus, Cook Islands, and more for a total of 206.

 

Perhaps the most puzzling non-country is Greenland...

 

Other sources use a less rigid definition of country and give dependent and disputed territories such as Greenland and the Gaza Strip their own separate listings. This is the reason the United States' CIA Factbook lists 237 countries."

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19 hours ago, Troy Tempest said:

"Alibaba Cloud has 84 availability zones for cloud services that span over 200 countries. "

 

So Alibaba is inventing new countries as a marketing ploy?

 

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/how-many-countries-are-there

From your own link: "This is the reason the United States' CIA Factbook lists 237 countries."

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