Data Centers Around the World

Regions outside Mainland China

Alibaba Cloud offers an expanding network of CDN nodes and deployment regions, including the first public cloud data center regions in the Middle East (Dubai) and Indonesia, a string of strategic data centers in Asia, and a strong presence in North America, Europe, and Australia.

Regions in Mainland China

Data center regions in China offer BGP backbone network lines providing high-quality coverage country-wide to ensure stable and fast access inside the Mainland. In general, we recommend customers to select the data center closest to their end-users to further speed up online access.

  • Asia Pacific SE 1 (Singapore)
    Availability Zone: 3
    Released in 2015
  • Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2016
  • Asia Pacific SE 3 (Kuala Lumpur)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2017
  • Asia Pacific SE 5 (Jarkata)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2018
  • Asia Pacific SOU 1 (Mumbai)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2018
  • Asia Pacific NE 1 (Tokyo)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2016
  • US East 1 (Virginia)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2015
  • US West 1 (Silicon Valley)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2014
  • EU Central 1 (Frankfurt)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2016
  • UK (London)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2018
  • Middle East 1 (Dubai)
    Availability Zone: 1
    Released in 2016
  • China (Hong Kong)
    Availability Zone: 2+1
    Released in 2014
  • China North 1 (Qingdao)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2012
  • China North 2 (Beijing)
    Availability Zone: 8
    Released in 2013
  • China North 3 (Zhangjiakou)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2014
  • China North 5 (Hohhot)
    Availability Zone: 2
    Released in 2017
  • China East 1 (Hangzhou)
    Availability Zone: 9
    Released in 2011
  • China East 2 (Shanghai)
    Availability Zone: 7
    Released in 2015
  • China South 1 (Shenzhen)
    Availability Zone: 5
    Released in 2014
  • China West 1 (Chengdu)
    Availability Zone: 1
    Released in 2019

Alibaba Cloud Product Regions

Alibaba Cloud's infrastructure is built around regions and zones (availability zones). Region refers to a physical node on a global scale. Each region is composed of multiple zones. A zone is composed of one or multiple scattered data centers, each of which has independent supporting facilities including redundant power supplies, networks, and connections. A zone helps to improve the efficiency of production apps and databases and has higher availability, error tolerance capabilities, and extendibility than a single data center.

Alibaba Cloud's data centers in China share similar attributes in regards to infrastructure, BGP network quality, service quality, ECS operation, and configuration. To ensure optimal coverage, we recommend that you select a data center region closest to your end-users. Please note that access to these regions from Mainland China may experience high latency and are generally not recommended for users inside Mainland China.

  • International
  • China

    Network Nodes

    Alibaba Cloud Content Delivery Network (Alibaba Cloud CDN) is a distributed network built on top of a carrier network that solves Internet congestion and speeds up access to your web applications. Composed of edge node server clusters in different regions, it replaces the traditional data transmission mode centered on web servers and distributes user requests to the most suitable nodes, allowing the fastest possible retrieval of requested content.







    2300+ nodes in China and 500+ nodes outside Mainland China | 120 Tbps of total bandwidth output capacity

    Distribution of Nodes Outside Mainland China

    500+ International Nodes
    • America

      Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, United States

    • Europe

      Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK

    • Middle East


    • Africa

      South Africa

    • Asia/Australia

      Australia, China(Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, China(Macao), Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

    Distribution of Nodes in Mainland China

    2300+ China Nodes
    • Operators

      China Unicom, China Telecom, China Mobile, CERNET, China Tietong, Dr. Peng, and others

    • Geographic Regions

      Full coverage for all 34 provinces in China.

    • North China

      Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia

    • East China

      Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shanghai

    • Central China

      Hubei, Hunan, Henan, Jiangxi

    • South China

      Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan

    • Southwest China

      Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Tibet, Chongqing

    • Northwest China

      Ningxia, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Gansu

    • Northeast China

      Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang

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