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Alibaba opens first data centres in London

New facilities add to Alibaba's existing EMEA cloud operations in Frankfurt and Dubai

Alibaba has opened its first UK-based data centres in London.

The company says the two new facilities will provide its business customers in EMEA with round-the-clock security and engineering support and real-time monitoring.

Alibaba already operates ENEA data centres in Frankfurt and Dubai.

“Our decision on the location is driven by the rapidly growing customer demand in the UK,” said a company spokesperson.

“The United Kingdom is one of the fastest growing European markets for Alibaba Cloud, and many of our customers are in key verticals such as retail, finance, media, education and research, and logistics.

“We are also working with many global and local partners to make sure we are offering best-in-class technologies, services and consulting to customers.”