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AlicloudAliCloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, has announced the opening of its second datacentre in Silicon Valley.

This is the fourth new datacentre opened by AliCloud this year alone, and its ninth in total.Most of them are at various locations around China, but the company plans to extend its international footprint to other parts of Asia, as well as Europe and the Middle East before long.

This new Silicon Valley site will service the needs of west coast US customers, providing a bunch of cloud services such as: Elastic Compute, Analytic Database, Key-Value Store, Open Storage and Virtual Private Cloud.

“Our data centers are typically located in key innovation and commerce hubs around the world, where we expect growing demand for cost-efficient cloud computing and big data analytics services,” said Ethan Sicheng Yu, VP of AliCloud. “Our second U.S. data center is situated in Silicon Valley which is the epicentre for technology innovation world-wide.

“AliCloud is focused on building a comprehensive and holistic global ecosystem that offers world-class cloud computing and a nuanced understanding of local requirements. We expect to welcome more partners and customers onto the AliCloud platform as we extend our global reach and continue to deliver outstanding value for our cloud computing infrastructure services.”

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