Alibaba Cloud (Chinese: 阿里云; pinyin: Ālǐ yún; literally: Ali Cloud; formerly: Aliyun), a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, is a cloud computing company. Alibaba Cloud provides cloud computing services to online businesses and Alibaba Group's own e-commerce ecosystem. Alibaba Cloud's international operations are registered and headquartered in Singapore, and the company has regional headquarters in Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, San Mateo, Seoul, Africa, Sydney and Tokyo.
Alibaba Cloud offers cloud services. Services are available on a pay-as-you-go basis and include data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, Anti-DDoS protection and content delivery networks (CDN).
Outside of the status as the largest cloud computing company in China, Alibaba Cloud operates in 18 data center regions and 42 availability zones around the globe. As of June 2017, Alibaba Cloud is placed in the Visionaries' quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide.