Alibaba’s Ali Center to House Company’s Headquarters for Cloud Computing Business
Buildings built to house Alibaba’s southern headquarters for its cloud computing business is now open in Shenzhen and the district government has plans to make it into a regional Internet industry base. Ali Center has four buildings and the first batch of the newly constructed buildings completed on the Houhai land that faces Shenzhen Bay. Now a vast construction site is for the local government that hopes to turn it into a headquarters base for big firms and a future technology center that copies Silicon Valley in the U.S. which will be called the cradle of Shenzhen companies as the area houses nearly 100 local firms.
The Nanshan district government designated Ali Center the Internet industry of the district in which it encourages technology and Internet finance firms to rent floors in the four buildings. Construction of the Alibaba buildings stated in 2011 and the Hangzhou based group obtained the land as they promise to create a regional headquarters there in which two thirds of the building office floors are reserved for Alibaba’s own use. Alibaba decided that the T4 building will be used as a regional headquarters for its cloud computing business, and then the T1 and T3 buildings will be used for its other businesses. The T2 building which is the tallest among the four buildings is set for lease.
Built to be and interactive and smart facility, the Ali Center provides high tech services that makes work and life convenient, with services such as facial recognition access control system and cloud printing, food orders, mail delivery and parking can be used and traced through the system. Neighboring Ali Center will house headquarters of several influential Chinese companies that are planning or is already being constructed.