Alibaba Cloud has launched its third data centre in Germany, located in Frankfurt.
According to Alibaba, the facility adheres to the security and compliance standards set out in the Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalog (C5) in Germany, and will provide a range of cloud computing products.
The site will provide free cooling operation via dry coolers, using naturally cool ambient air instead of mechanical refrigeration; the full free cooling hours is expected to reach over 7,000 hours a year. Alibaba said that the data centre is also committed to using 100% green electricity to power its operation.
“The third data centre launch underscores our continuous commitment to serving the local German and European markets,” said Raymond Ma, General Manager of Europe, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
“With our proven innovations and competitive solutions that meet strict security and compliance requirements, we are determined in our mission to support our customers with their digital transformation demands.”
With this new site, Alibaba Cloud has a network of 84 availability zones in 27 regions across the globe.