Alibaba Group’s innovation and digital tech wing, Alibaba cloud, announced the launch of their latest data centre located in Germany. This is their third data centre in the country, and it is established with the view of facilitating the growing need for digitisation in the continent.
This new data centre is situated in Frankfurt and offers a variety of products related to cloud computing and complies with the strict German compliance and standards for security prescribed according to the Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalog (C5).
Working with the existing data centres, Alibaba promoted wide availability, outstanding resilience, and reliable recovery during disasters.
Alibaba Cloud now has 84 zones, spread across 27 areas around the world, providing highly sustainable, robust, scalable, and secure cloud computing infrastructure to support innovation in digital technology.
GM of Europe, Raymond Ma, pins this new data centre as a commitment to providing exceptional service to European and German markets. He also believes that Alibaba’s competitive and innovative solution will satisfy the customer’s demand for digital transformation.
Another highlight feature of this data centre is the use of free operational cooling using dry coolers. This means that the data centre will use ambient natural cool air instead of artificial cooling and can cool for 7000 hours every year.
Furthermore, it uses 100% green power for its daily operation. This is coupled with a smart cloud-based system to daily optimise and check its carbon footprint.
Alibaba, being the first to receive C5 certification and other compliance certificates, has been working extensively with other companies like SAP and Siemens. They’ve also introduced many products such as GPU clusters, Machine Learning Platform for AI, and Intelligent Speech Interaction since coming to European Markets.