Alibaba Cloud redefines cloud strategy with new product launches in China

By Laura Mullan
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing unit of Alibaba Group, has unveiled a new strategy which hopes to turn the company into a “more technologically inc...

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing unit of Alibaba Group, has unveiled a new strategy which hopes to turn the company into a “more technologically inclusive platform”.

At the Beijing Alibaba Cloud Summit, the Chinese cloud provider outlined how it has grown to become a key component of the Alibaba Business Operating System.

Cloud computing is important business for Alibaba Group; today Alibaba Cloud stands as one of the world’s top three IaaS providers, according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC.

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Over the past decade, Alibaba Cloud has developed 162 products and activated 4,610 product features and functions, according to the firm.

At the summit in Beijing, the firm announced a suite of new products in China including a super-computing product, a cloud-native database as well as an accelerator to boost the Software as a Service (SaaS) ecosystem.

“Alibaba has championed cloud computing in China over the past 10 years and has been at the forefront of rapid technology development,” said Jeff Zhang, President of Alibaba Cloud and Chief Technology Officer of Alibaba Group.

“Today, Alibaba Cloud not only provides infrastructural support to the entire Alibaba economy but has also developed proven technologies to empower millions of customers in China and worldwide, significantly lowering cloud adoption barriers, ensuring inclusive access, and enabling collaboration throughout the ecosystem."

“In the future, our highly compatible and standards-based platform will allow SaaS partners to onboard easily and thrive," he added.

"The offerings will also be enriched by our continued investment in research through the Damo Academy, that will align data science with the development of our products.

"To empower all participants in our ecosystem, we will boost the integrated development of technology, products and services on our open platform."

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