Alibaba is planning a brand new construction in Germany, in Frankfurt. This up-and-coming data center will enable the delivery of cloud services enacting AI and database in this region.
An extension of Alibaba’s activities in Germany
Alibaba Cloud keeps expanding its network by opening its third data center in Germany. The first was inaugurated in 2016. This newcomer will offer storage services, AI, networking, database and machine learning technologies.
The data center will strengthen the ranks of corporate customers in Europe for digital transformation purposes. It should be noted that a large part of Alibaba Cloud’s customer base in Europe focuses on a multitude of sectors. These are automotive engineering, manufacturing, gaming and also retail.
You should know that the Chinese supplier is already present in 84 availability zones in 27 regions outside of China. The following countries can be cited for this purpose: Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Australia.
A data center that meets standards and cares about ecology
Alibaba Cloud provides reassurance of local data storage security. As for the safety standards that the regulations in force on German territory require, they are scrupulously followed. Regarding the compliance standards of Artificial Intelligence cloud services, this data center has been audited beforehand. All this was done to reassure about the quality of AI services and applications established in Germany.
From a logistical point of view, the cooling system of this new data center preferred dry coolers. This would save about 7000 hours per year according to Alibaba Cloud.
The company also emphasizes its desire to mobilize all green electricity to supply its data center. The monitoring of the carbon footprint would be done by an intelligent machine installed on the cloud. This instrument would make it possible to monitor the daily carbon emissions of the data center. This outlook aligns with Alibaba cloud’s ambitions to aim for 100% clean energy for all of its data centers by 2030.