Alibaba pulls dust covers off its new London cloud presence | 10/22/2018 | Staff
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Alibaba Cloud has launched in the UK, the Chinese cloud purveyor has declared, as it prepares to take on dominant player AWS and the other also-rans.

Yeming Wang, GM of Alibaba Cloud’s EMEA outpost, who spoke to journalists at a briefing last week, noted that Britain’s “public cloud market is the largest in Europe.”

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Alibaba’s London data centre supports all the usual cloudy features, something which prompted Freeform Dynamics analyst Tony Lock to say “nobody thinks one solution is going to fit everything”.

Building on Alibaba’s theme that the UK is a rich market for companies that can’t wait to offload their business-critical IT onto everyone else’s computers, Lock said that even firms which responded to surveys by stating they didn’t use the cloud at all were generally using some kind of software-as-a-service,...
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