Alibaba Cloud Announces Full Product Range for UK Data Centres

November 21, 2018

Opening of UK availability zones helps extend offering of cutting-edge products and vertical expertise to EMEA businesses

London, United Kingdom, 21 November 2018 – Following the recent opening of its two UK availability zones, Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has today announced the full extent of the products and services now available to businesses within the EMEA region.

Alibaba Cloud's UK data centres now offer a wide range of technology solutions – including Cloud Computing, Data Platforms, and Security. Within these product areas are numerous vertically-focused tools, helping organisations from multiple industries – including retail, financial services, digital media & entertainment, manufacturing and logistics – to extract business value out of data intelligence.

Carefully developed to address key challenges in the EMEA market, Alibaba Cloud's product portfolio speaks to four key areas:

• Online Availability
• Big Data & Analytics
• Security & Privacy
• Cutting-edge Technology

Alongside Alibaba Cloud's comprehensive suite of industry-leading data centre solutions – including Elastic Computing, Storage, Database, Network, Application Services and Big Data Analytics – the new UK data centres have also launched several leading-edge technologies, including:

Global Network Solution

Alibaba's Cloud network technology has now evolved into its third generation – offering the ability to connect to multiple sites on Alibaba Cloud's backbone network. Simple to use and with flexible cost management, organisations can connect multiple regions within one network, aided by automatic route learning for a fully-optimised and efficient set up.

Find out more here.

Data Lake Analytics (DLA)

DLA is a serverless, high performance and interactive query service hosted on the Alibaba Cloud platform and is powered by Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. It turns customers' cloud storage data into insights in Data Lake scenario. In addition, it requires zero infrastructure setup or upfront cost.

The addition of DLA to Alibaba Cloud's international product portfolio is aimed at providing customers seeking cloud-native data analytics capabilities with better solutions.

Find out more here.

The Alibaba Cloud customers in EMEA can also take advantage of the following products and features from its multiple availability zones across the EMEA region.

Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS)

Alibaba Cloud's BaaS provides an enterprise-level platform service based on leading blockchain technologies and helps customers build a secure and stable environment for blockchain implementations.

Alibaba Cloud's BaaS supports enterprise-level blockchain applications on the two platforms of Hyperledger Fabric and Ant Blockchain.

Find out more here.

Anti-DDoS Premium

With robust and speedy network connectivity in place, network security is of paramount importance. DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly common, with organisations fending off thousands of attacks every day. Helping businesses to defend against this threat, Alibaba Cloud now provides a range of techniques to mitigate attacks, including near-source cleansing with five scrubbing centres around the globe, an overall bandwidth capacity of over 2Tbps, guaranteeing businesses have access to their required bandwidth after cleansing.

Find out more here.

"The industry leading technologies we're now able to offer through our two new UK availability zones are yet another demonstration of Alibaba Cloud's continued commitment to delivering the best possible service to our clients within the EMEA region," said Yeming Wang, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud EMEA.

"Through the implementation of these new technologies, customers will benefit from unprecedented levels of security, connectivity and data driven insight – all of which delivers real time benefits to their businesses. This is particularly important to our vertical cloud customers in retail, finance, manufacturing, logistics and broadcast & media."

Alibaba Cloud announced the opening of two availability zones in the UK in October 2018; its third set of availability zones within the EMEA region, after Frankfurt and Dubai. The expansion further enables organisations in the region to accelerate the upgrade of their digital infrastructure and enjoy more efficient digital transformation initiatives.

The new availability zones also boast 24/7 on-site support – including both security and engineering – as well real-time monitoring and a ticketing system with SLA guarantees.

With its latest facility, Alibaba Cloud now operates 52 availability zones in 19 regions around the world with more global regions set to follow.

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About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world's top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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