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Alibaba Cloud Supports Digital Transformation of Hangzhou Asian Games

The Hangzhou Asian Games' core system has been successfully migrated to Alibaba Cloud.

The Hangzhou Asian Games, held from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8, is the first “Asian Games on the Cloud”.

The Games’ core system, including Games Management Systems, Results Distribution Systems and Game Support Systems, have been successfully migrated to Alibaba Cloud.

As a partner of the Hangzhou Asian Games, Alibaba Cloud provides the fundamental architecture that supports the seamless integration of the core systems and intelligent applications such as cloud broadcasting and event organization and communications.

It’s also the first time in the Asian Games history that rights-holding broadcasters (RHBs) will receive live footage through public cloud infrastructure powered by Alibaba Cloud.

“It’s our great honor to have this opportunity. We can provide our service to Hangzhou Asian Games,” said Selina Yuan, Alibaba Cloud’s President of International Business. “Taking advantage of the scalability, reliability and security of the cloud infrastructure, we can support Hangzhou Asian Games to operate more efficiently, sustainably and inclusively.”

Below is a transcript of this video, edited for clarity and brevity

Selina Yuan: Alibaba Cloud, we are the force for digitalization for different industries and customers.

We believe technology innovations play a significant role in driving digital transformation for sports events.

Building on our campaigns during previous global sports events and as a partner of the Asian Games, Alibaba Cloud is committed to driving more efficient, sustainable, and inclusive sports events.

Alibaba Cloud looks after the architecture design and the integration of the core systems of the Asian Games.

It’s really the first time for the Asian Games to host its core system on Alibaba Cloud. The Games’ core system, including Games Management Systems, Results Distribution Systems and Game Support Systems, has been successfully migrated to Alibaba Cloud.

Moving the core system of the Hangzhou Asian Games onto the cloud helps boost the organizer’s efficiency.

The core system of the Games uses cloud-native technologies and runs on Alibaba Cloud’s container services, which enable the Games operation to become more agile, scalable, and efficient.

We are also making live cloud broadcasting signals available for the Asian Games for the first time.

Prior to cloud broadcasting, broadcasters had to rely on dedicated and more costly international telecommunication optical circuits and spend a considerable amount of time to set up the equipment.

Now leveraging Alibaba Cloud, The Games is able to deliver live content in high quality over the public cloud at a fraction of the cost and with minimal time for setup.

Alibaba Cloud’s ApsaraVideo Live Centers in Shanghai and Beijing enable the global Rights Holding Broadcasters of the Hangzhou Asian Games to receive live footage through the public cloud infrastructure for the first time.

It’s our great honor to have this opportunity. We can provide our service to the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Taking advantage of the scalability, reliability and security of the cloud infrastructure, we can support the Hangzhou Asian Games to operate more efficiently, sustainably and inclusively.

This article was originally published on Alizila, written by Di Wu.

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