Microsoft to expand its business in Asia – to build data centers in China

According to a Bloomberg report, Microsoft plans to build four new data centers in China. The company will complete these projects in the next few months to enhance its cloud service capabilities. The ultimate plan of Microsoft is to expand its cloud service business throughout Asia. The expansion of Microsoft cloud services in China is very fast. In March of this year, Microsoft announced its plan to add data centers. Currently, it has six data centers in China. According to a document cited by Microsoft, China’s cloud computing market is expected to grow to $46 billion in 2023.

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In addition, Bloomberg also stated that the company is cooperating with a local Chinese company to expand its cloud computing capabilities in China. At the same time, the biggest competitors of Microsoft’s cloud service business are Alibaba and Huawei. These two companies are currently the two largest companies in the cloud service field in China.


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Gartner’s data released in May of this year showed that the global cloud computing market will maintain rapid growth in 2020, with the IaaS market reaching $64.286 billion, a year-on-year increase of 40.7%. The 3A pattern of global cloud computing is stable, with Amazon, Microsoft, and Alibaba Cloud ranking the top three in the world. Cloud computing is still a good business, helping the giants to dig money faster.

Alibaba is also expanding its cloud computing business

According to 36Kr reports, Alibaba Cloud now has two new data centers in Indonesia and the Philippines. The company also plans to invest almost a billion dollars in three years to expand infrastructure and support localized ecological development.

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According to Gartner data, the scale of Alibaba Cloud’s overseas markets has increased by more than 10 times in three years. Alibaba Cloud’s share in the Asia-Pacific region ranks first, which is the sum of Amazon and Microsoft.

Alibaba Cloud officially opened the public beta of the seventh-generation cloud server ECS in April this year. It is based on Alibaba Cloud’s self-developed Dragon architecture and equipped with the third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor. The Feitian platform of Alibaba Cloud Server also provides a computing power terminal that extends from the public cloud to the local area – Alibaba Cloud Box. Relying on public cloud services and ecology, public cloud services can be easily used locally. As the number one cloud computing company in China, Alibaba Cloud already has thousands of cloud products. Furthermore, it has become a platform that integrates many cutting-edge technologies.

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