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Alibaba Cloud expands cloud footprint and bolsters cloud capacity

Alibaba Cloud has launched its second availability zone in Malaysia, “Availability Zone B”, to “expand its cloud footprint and bolster its cloud capacity, serving increasing customer demand locally and in the region”.

Certified for SAP hosting, Availability Zone B will offer payment hardware security modules (HSM), elastic computing, database, networking and monitoring services.Availability Zone B will look to compliment Availability Zone A, which was launched last year in heightening cloud security and ensuring business continuity through resilient cloud infrastructure.

Gobind Singh Deo, Malaysia’s Minister of Communications and Multimedia said, “I welcome Alibaba Cloud’s effort to further support and enhance Malaysia’s digital economy. The advanced technology afforded by Alibaba Cloud opens new opportunities, which I believe will quite substantially benefit Malaysia in its efforts to raise competition and efficiency in this new industry.”

Kenny Tan, Malaysia general manager, Alibaba Cloud said, “Alibaba Cloud is committed to bringing elastic, scalable and secure cloud products and services to our Malaysian customers. The launch of our Availability Zone B and Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Center will enable us to offer even greater security and choice for our customers. At the same time, the launch will facilitate knowledge sharing with local enterprises and talents on how to use Alibaba Cloud technology to achieve a highly secure and resilient cloud infrastructure.”

Alibaba Cloud also announced the launch of its first cloud-based “Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Center” in Malaysia this August, aiming to mitigate risks and offer customers the highest level of protection against stronger DDoS attacks. The new centre will feature a variety of security functions including Anti-DDoS Pro, a service that defends against all types of DDoS attacks.

These new developments in Malaysia come on the back of a number of initiatives by Alibaba Cloud. Earlier this year, Alibaba Cloud, tied up with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur to unveil the Malaysia City Brain initiative.

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