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Alibaba Cloud launches London data centres with promise for further expansion

October 22, 2018 / James Bourne

Alibaba Cloud has opened the doors on its UK data centres, adding to its global footprint and promising 24/7 support as well as real-time monitoring. The move confirms the Chinese provider’s UK move, with the company now operating 52 availability zones in 19 regions worldwide. The others outside Asia Pacific are two regions in the US, and one region each in Frankfurt and Dubai, while outside China Alibaba has representation in Singapore. Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Mumbai and Tokyo. This publication broke the news last month that Alibaba was launching operations in the UK after spotting a new landing page with ‘London is calling’ as its headline. As per September’s specifications, the new facility is set to have 99.99% availability, cooling configured with N+1 redundancy, and dual availability zones for stronger disaster recovery.