Alibaba Cloud launches digital transformation solutions in Europe

By Jonathan Dyble
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of leading Chinese ecommerce firm Alibaba, has launched a range of eight transformative technology solutions acro...

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of leading Chinese ecommerce firm Alibaba, has launched a range of eight transformative technology solutions across Europe.

Announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018) currently taking place in Barcelona, the technology services will include big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and private cloud solutions in the aim of meeting a diverse range of demands within digital transformation initiatives.

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"Alibaba Cloud wants to be an enabler for technology innovation in Europe helping enterprises do business," said Yeming Wang, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Europe. "The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is a great opportunity for us refresh our European strategy and consider how we can make an increasing contribution to the digital transformation of enterprises in this market from different sectors with our offerings and expertise."

The new services will fall into three key products - Image Search solutions, allowing users to search for information using images; Intelligent Services Robot, a business chatbot; and Dataphin, the firm's intelligent big data engine.

Further, in support of this regional expansion, Alibaba Cloud announced the opening of its new availability zone in Frankfurt Germany, whilst also having continued to expand its technology-centric ecosystem with partners including Vodafone, the Met Office and Station F.

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