Alibaba opened two data centers in the UK on Monday, further expanding its cloud footprint in Europe. The size of its investment and a figure for the amount of jobs that would be created have not yet been identified.
The new London-based facilities are the Chinese tech giant's first in Britain and will provide its business customers in the region with round-the-clock security and engineering support and real-time monitoring.
A spokesperson for Alibaba Cloud said the move was part of the cloud division's expansion into Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Alibaba's existing EMEA cloud operations are in Frankfurt and Dubai.