We all know Alibaba and how big a brand it is. Alibaba Cloud is a Alibaba company that was launched in September 2009. This is Alibaba’s step into PAAS market which already has big players. It offers services such as data storage, content delivery networks (CDN), big-data processing, relational databases, and Anti-DDoS protection under Alibaba Cloud. The first quarter of FY ’18-’19 for Alibaba cloud ended with revenues of US $710 million, and this comes riding on almost 1 million paying customers worldwide. The company can also take the credit of being the first Chinese company to be awarded the Information Security Management System certification – ISO 27001:2005. Alibaba Cloud operates through 18 data centers globally across geography including in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Japan, outside of China.
So, next question that pops in our head? So, who are using Alibaba Cloud? Do we know them?
Well as an Indian, we are very used to the e-wallets and one of the very first players in e-wallet was Paytm. Now, Paytm has launched Paytm AI Cloud in the month of August 2018. This cloud-computing platform that leverages the power of artificial intelligence to bring efficiency to platforms that are targeted at the enterprises that want to offer online payments for their products and services in India.
Now with cloud, we really need to know that where is my data stored? Well, that is really a tough question. But rest assured that too has been thought through. Alibaba Cloud already has launched its data center in India in 2017. It also has business partnerships with other Indian companies such as Tata Communications and Reliance’s Global Cloud Xchange, so your data is very near you or you could move it wherever you want.
So, any accolades? Well, no partnership is small for Alibaba and each one of them is important. Some of the recent achievements in 2017 are as follows –
- Became the Official Cloud Services Partner of the Olympic Games.
- Included in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IaaS.
- Became a presenting partner of the FIFA Club World Cup.
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