Alibaba Cuts off Cloud services for Taiwan Users

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  • 07:52 AM, July 13, 2022
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Alibaba Cuts off Cloud services for Taiwan Users

In a sign of China flexing its economic muscle against Taiwan, mainland tech giant, Alibaba stopped cloud services to the renegade island.

"Dear customers of Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN), due to Alibaba Cloud's business adjustment, Alibaba Cloud will cease the operation of China (Taiwan) region for CEN starting from June 30, 2022,” the company said in a release May 19.

Customers in the country would no longer be able to use the platform to establish network communication to connect to other regions after Alibaba cuts its cloud services. The cloud network in Taiwan would be cut off from other networks, including those in use outside the country.

The company advised its customers migrate their services from Taiwan to a region nearby where the service is still available before June 30 to avoid service disruptions.

Alibaba claims to have more than 2,800 content delivery network (CDN) nodes of which 2,300 nodes are in 31 Chinese provinces inside China. More than 500 nodes distributed over 70 regions and nations outside the country.

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