Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology arm of Alibaba Group, has just announced the launch of its third data center facility in Japan.

Located in Tokyo, the new data center is expected to provide a range of cloud computing products including storage, network, elastic computing, security, database to developer services as well as  support the growing digital transformation demands from customers in the country.

With the launch of this new data center, Alibaba Cloud now boasts of 86 availability zones in 28 regions across the globe, while supporting customers in different sectors including gaming, manufacturing, retail and automobile.

“The third data center launch underscores our continuous commitment to serving local Japanese customers’ digital transformation demands. With our proven innovations and competitive solutions that meet strict security and compliance requirements, we are determined in our mission to support our customers in the digital era,” said Unique Song, General Manager of Japan, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

As announced, Alibaba Cloud aims to offer its Japanese customers high availability, exceptional resilience and robust disaster recovery capabilities through the new facility, which claimed to be structured in adherence to the high security standards and compliance regulations in Japan.

Since the launch of its first data center in Tokyo in 2016, Alibaba Cloud claims to have introduced a series of ‘cutting-edge’ cloud services to the market, including GPU instances, AI acceleration engines for machine learning tasks, visual AI products in the e-commerce and auto sectors, as well as metaverse space construction technology.

Recently, Alibaba Cloud announced the launch of its third data center in Frankfurt, Germany – a part Alibaba’s $28.26 billion planned investments which was announced in 2020 and expected to run till 2023. After the launch of the first facility in Frankfurt in 2016, the company has since then introduced multiple AI services to the market, such as Intelligent Speech Interaction, a Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI) and GPU clusters.