Bangkok, Thailand – Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has launched its first data centre in Thailand to bolster local businesses’ digital innovation capabilities. The move is also in line with the Thailand government’s 20 year National Strategic Plan to provide security, prosperity and sustainability to the nation.
With Thailand Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) coming into force in June, the launch of Alibaba Cloud’s first data centre in Thailand further reiterates the company’s commitment to comply with Thai regulations when operating locally, and to bring secure and innovative technology to the country. The data centre has secured ISO27001 and ISO20000 certificates and is compliant with Thailand PDPA regulations, as well as the financial regulatory guideline issued by The Bank of Thailand (BOT).
Tyler Qiu, country manager for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Thailand, said, “Data security and protection remains our top priority as we continue to expand. With the establishment of our new data centre, we are committed to being compliant with Thailand’s rules and regulations.
“In addition, we want to bring our best technology offerings, as well as our vertical know-how to Thailand. With Alibaba Cloud’s successful track record supporting global businesses, we hope to create an inclusive digital ecosystem to power Thailand’s vision as ASEAN’s digital hub,” Qiu said.
The security offerings that have been brought to Thailand include anti-DDoS service, WAF, security centre, action trail, and more. These security services can boost platform security protection, proactive defence, threat detection, and investigation and response, such as protecting software, app or websites against ransomware, mining and backdoor, and trojan programs to reduce operational issues. Architecturally, Alibaba Cloud’s security centre is also able to provide compliance assessments for businesses, in order to protect online and offline servers to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
Other key products and solutions that the company have officially launched in Thailand together with the data centre include elastic computing, 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. Since the launch of its Thailand Partner Alliance 100 program last October, more than 40 partners such as National Telecom, Thailand Fintech Association, HiCloud, TMES, to name a few, have embarked on the growth journey with Alibaba Cloud. Besides direct sales, Alibaba Cloud will also work with partners to innovate new solutions to support Thai businesses.
Diego Ma, CEO of HiCloud, shared, “Together with Alibaba Cloud, we are bringing world-leading solutions to Thai customers to increase cloud adoption for their businesses.”