Alibaba Cloud launches its first data centre in Thailand

Alibaba Cloud launches its first data centre in Thailand

Alibaba Cloud, described as the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Chinese e-commerce giant the Alibaba Group, has launched its first data centre in Thailand – and has been highlighting the security aspects of the new facility.

Referencing the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which comes into force in June, Alibaba Cloud says its data centre is compliant with Thailand PDPA regulations, as well as the financial regulatory guidelines issued by the Bank of Thailand (BOT). It has also secured ISO27001 and ISO20000 certificates.

The security offerings that have been brought to Thailand include an anti-DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) offering, web application firewall (WAF), security centre, action trail, secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate service, and resource access management. 

These security services, says Alibaba Cloud, can boost platform security protection, proactive defence, threat detection, and investigation and response, including protecting software, apps or websites against ransomware, mining and backdoor, and trojan programs.

Alibaba Cloud’s security centre is also able to provide compliance assessment for businesses, in order to protect online and offline servers to meet regulatory compliance requirements.

Other key products and solutions that the company has officially launched in Thailand together with the data centre include elastic compute, database, network, storage, developer services, content delivery and enterprise applications.

Alibaba Cloud has also been enhancing its local technology implementation and migration capabilities through the support of its partners. Last October it launched the Thailand Partner Alliance 100, an ecosystem initiative designed to provide marketing, sales and technical support to local partners and to promote collaboration.

Alibaba Cloud says it is focusing on several key verticals, including retail and logistics, finance and fintech, digital entertainment and public enterprise services.


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