Signifying an important move to serve clients globally, Ali Baba Announced the opening of its first overseas data center in Silicon Valley. with the plan to gradually expand its products and services to international clients in the second half of this year, the center will initially target Chinese enterprises based in the United States.
The Silicon Valley data center initially will provide a variety of cloud computing services that are expected to attract overseas Chinese businesses as they develop various kinds of applications. U.S. businesses will also be sought as Aliyun learns more about the needs of overseas companies.
During Alibaba Group’s 11.11 Shopping Festival, Aliyun handled peak order creation volumes of 80,000 orders per second. The high volume of data processed and the stability of the system during the Shopping Festival underscores the reliability of Aliyun’s network. Aliyun also provides a high level of data security. An Aliyun cloud security service called YunDun last year successfully fended off a hacker attack on a Chinese gaming app company that is believed to be the largest DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack ever recorded on the mainland. Occurring on Dec. 20, this incident lasted 14 hours and peak attacking traffic reached 453.8 gigabytes per second.
A survey from North Bridge shows that 75% of the companies in America use some form of cloud services. In 2014, the global cloud computing industry is predicted to be worth more than $150 billion.