Alibaba Cloud, the digital intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is planning to build its first data center in the Philippines by the end of this year, opening employment opportunities for Filipino professionals.
The center will cater to the digitalization of businesses in the Philippines and Asia so jobs will abound, the company’s general manager, Leo Liu, said.
“Cloud computing has become central to the digitalization of businesses in the Philippines and around Asia. With our first data center in the country, we will be able to better support Philippine enterprises in adopting cloud technologies and preparing for a digital-first future,” he said.
“We look forward to building out the cloud ecosystem in the Philippines and contributing to the digital economy in Asia, leveraging the synergy with other hubs in the region.”
Liu said the company has kept track of the Philippines’ emerging pool of talents and would like to make use of it.
“We can see that the Philippine economy is performing well amid the pandemic and as it recovers, these opportunities will be of great help to the government because this is a big hit for income generation,” Liu said.