Alibaba Cloud has launched in the UK as the Chinese giant takes the fight for cloud supremacy to a new level.
The company opened its first European data centre in Frankfurt in 2016 in partnership with Vodafone, and has been rumoured to be in similar talks with BT for today's launch.
Alibaba Cloud now operates 52 availability zones in 19 regions around the world with more global regions set to follow.
Alibaba Cloud UK launch
To coincide with the launch, TechRadar Pro spoke to Yeming Wang, Alibaba Cloud general manager EMEA, about what the news could mean for the company's growing ambitions.