Alibaba Cloud opens its data center in Malaysia

Meets growing demand in the region and enables enterprises to run workloads in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today (October 30, 2017) opened its data center in Malaysia. Located strategically for Southeast Asian coverage, the data center will meet the surging demand for scalable and cost-effective cloud computing services among enterprises in the region.

As the first global public cloud platform in Malaysia, the new center will provide Malaysian enterprises a local choice to build their businesses and run their applications on a powerful, reliable and secure cloud platform. Customers with low latency or data sovereignty requirements will be able to store and process huge amounts of data in Malaysia. By migrating IT infrastructure to the cloud, enterprises can leverage Alibaba Cloud’s scalable and cost effective cloud services to scale rapidly, accelerate innovation and expand their geographic reach in minutes.

The power and network strength of the data center reaches beyond Malaysia. It provides flexibility for enterprises as far away as Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand to subscribe to services according to different disaster recovery and network speed requirements. The link to the data centers in Hong Kong and Singapore via Alibaba Cloud’s backbone network will provide fast, stable, secure and private or dedicated connections between different cloud environments, providing customers efficient cross-border hybrid cloud solutions.

The data center will offer a comprehensive suite of cloud products and services ranging from elastic computing, database service, networking, security, middleware, to analytics and big data. This will encompass the full range of Alibaba Cloud’s solutions which will satisfy the needs of governments and large corporations as well as enterprises in the Internet, game, multimedia, mobile Internet and finance industries. The big data service “MaxCompute” (a big data platform that allows users to store and process massive amounts of structural data to levels as high as terabyte or even petabyte) in particular, will bring sophisticated data intelligence services ranging from data processing and analytics to machine learning to Malaysian businesses, driving their technology-enabled business transformation.

Alibaba Cloud has dedicated a local team of solutions architects and professional consultants to provide services from cloud consulting to after-sales support, helping customers of all sizes as they move to the cloud and enabling them to realize their full economic potential.

Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud said: “The Malaysia data center will give us a leading edge to support the growth of SMEs and other businesses in the region. For SMEs and start-ups in particular, access to scalable and cost effective cloud services, as well as a local support team are decisive factors when they choose a cloud service partner. Alibaba Cloud’s powerful and comprehensive solutions will offer smaller companies a level playing field to compete in global trade. Large enterprises, on the other hand, will enjoy the convenience and security of local data storage, helping them to meet applicable regulatory requirements.”

In March this year, Alibaba Group announced the setup of the first overseas e-hub under eWTP or Electronic World Trade Platform in Malaysia. The cloud solutions offered by the data center will facilitate seamless cross-border online businesses for Malaysian enterprises.

“In the near future, cloud computing, data technology and AI will become fundamental tools for all companies and organizations to operate effectively. The newly opened data center will boost Malaysia’s cloud infrastructure and be the digital foundation to realize the eWTP vision in the country,” Hu added.

The new data center in Malaysia will add to Alibaba Cloud’s 14 data centers worldwide, covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. (East and West Coast).

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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 organisations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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Alibaba Group
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Alibaba Group
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NTT Communications Corporation to provide private network, data center, cloud and support services for global retailer Cath Kidston in Asia

NTT Communications delivers technology and support against tight deadlines

London, UK, and Tokyo, Japan, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — NTT Communications Corporation  (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), announced today a new agreement with global retailer Cath Kidston to provide private network, data center, cloud and support services in Asia.

British lifestyle brand’s Japan expansion:
Cath Kidston, which sells home furnishings, bags, and accessories, products for kids and fashion with a distinctly modern vintage  aesthetic, started as a small shop in London and now operates 230 stores in 18 countries. Cath Kidston is looking to expand rapidly in Asia, and today, opened its 28th retail store in Japan, having brought back its Japanese franchise business earlier this year. It chose NTT Com as its partner to deliver all round services in Japan to get its stores launched and offer continued support for expansion.

Karl de Bruijn, IT Director for Cath Kidston, UK said,
“NTT Com’s knowledge of the local market and relationship with vendors there has been critical to the success of a project like this with a tight, four month deadline. We now have access to this regional expertise whilst taking advantage of NTT Com’s global quality of solutions and services–  the worldwide network covering 196 countries and first class project management services in UK.”

To hear more from Karl de Bruijn about this project and about retail expansion in Japan, watch this video.

Local knowledge, global services:

In this solution, NTT Com delivers the IT equipment for Cath Kidston’s 28 refurbished stores in Japan, eliminating the need for Cath Kidston to enter into local contracts with local vendors. With connectivity for the stores provided via NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One (virtual private network) and Enterprise Cloud to store sales data, Cath Kidston has access to a Tier-1 IP backbone network that is connected to major ISPs worldwide and a secure private cloud service that is designed for data sovereignty.

Masaaki Moribayashi, Managing Director, NTT Europe, said:
“We are happy to be a part of Cath Kidston’s growth story in Japan. Our teams in Japan and UK came together in a strong, all-round effort to combine our technology with great service to meet Cath Kidston’s expectations. This ability to deliver complex solutions consistently across geographic  barriers and cultures is a core competence of NTT Com. We look forward to supporting Cath Kidston through their Asia growth as a trusted partner.”

For more information:

Lizzie Godsill / Ellen Spenceley
+44-0207 592 1200

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions and 140 secure data centers worldwide.

NTT Communications solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. | @NTT_Europe |



NTT Communications Corporation to provide private network, data center, cloud and support services for global retailer Cath Kidston in Asia

NTT Communications Corporation to provide private network, data center, cloud and support services for global retailer Cath Kidston in Asia