Alibaba Cloud Collaborates with Dubai Holding to Upgrade Data Centre to Better Serve Local Customers

Alibaba Cloud March 6, 2023

Global cloud leader announces the partnership at its annual cloud summit in Dubai along with an enhanced partner strategy

Dubai, UAE, March 6, 2023 – Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced its collaboration with its longstanding partner Dubai Holding in its Dubai-based data centre to upgrade the facility with state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure and wider range of products and services in analytics, databases, industry solutions and AI services to offer customers the best possible digital solutions during their digitalisation journey.

Daniel Jiang, General Manager of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence (LEFT) and Dubai Holding Chief Technology Officer Boris Rusafov (RIGHT) announced to upgrade its Dubai Data Centre jointly during the Alibaba Cloud Dubai Summit 2023

Through the upgraded data centre, Alibaba Cloud will make available to the local customers a series of its proven infrastructure products such as Alibaba Cloud 6th Generation Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance and latest Elastic Block Storage (EBS) service which offer significantly higher computing capacity, higher bandwidth, lower latency and improved performance. This range of latest products aims to provide enterprise customers with a wider scope of cloud services covering network, storage security and compute. Additionally, the upgrade to the data centre will include providing best-in-class cloud solutions to meet business needs with the latest analytics tools to improve business operations and performance. The facility will also comprise of a revamp of its advanced database to provide faster, more efficient data processing as well as industry-specific solutions and AI-powered services that will address unique challenges of a customer’s industry and drive better results.

The announcement was made during Alibaba Cloud’s Cloud Day summit in Dubai during the launching ceremony in the presence of Dubai Holding Chief Technology Officer Boris Rusafov, and Daniel Jiang, General Manager of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

Daniel Jiang, General Manager of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence conducted a speech during the Alibaba Cloud Dubai Summit 2023

Commenting on the announcement, Daniel Jiang, General Manager of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence said: “We are thrilled to host Alibaba Cloud Day in Dubai for a second consecutive year. Our continued partnership with Dubai Holding is in line with our commitment to continuously investing in the Middle East region and supporting the local businesses with their digital journey. By leveraging Dubai Holding’s local expertise and Alibaba Cloud’s trusted cloud-based technology, we believe that our upgraded data centre will be able to provide local businesses with more robust, secure and high-performing capabilities to achieve stronger growth and better respond to the evolving digital landscape across the region.”

Alongside the commitment with Dubai Holding, Alibaba Cloud also revealed an enhanced partner strategy with more allocated resources and dedicated initiatives to provide comprehensive support for partners throughout local customers’ digitalization journey in UAE and the wider Middle East region. To accelerate partners’ growth, Alibaba Cloud launched a MEA Alliance boosting program to provide the local partners with customized business collaboration model and incentives in the MEA region including dedicated partner management channel, extra cloud resources, wider product margin as well as expanded marketing initiatives. Such initiatives also aim to boost partners’ income and strengthen their technical expertise. Alibaba Cloud currently works with more than 40 partners in the Middle East and Africa region.

Held at the JW Marriott Marquis, this year’s Alibaba Cloud Day Dubai Summit brought together industry leaders, technology experts and innovators. Under the theme ‘Together for a Shared Future’, the participants shared knowledge, best practices and insights into cloud computing, digital intelligence, cutting-edge technologies and business innovation to better support the digitalization of businesses across the region.

As a global leading IaaS and PaaS provider, Alibaba Cloud boasts a network of 86 availability zones in 28 regions across the globe, offering a highly secure, scalable, and robust cloud infrastructure to support global customers embracing digital innovation. Alibaba Cloud has been a leading provider of cloud services with a data centre locally to serve local private companies and public institutions in the UAE and the wider Middle East region since 2015.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud ( is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. It offers a complete suite of cloud services to customers worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualisation services, large-scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services. Alibaba maintained its position as the third leading public cloud IaaS service provider globally since 2018, according to IDC. Alibaba is the world’s third leading and Asia Pacific’s leading IaaS provider by revenue in U.S. dollars since 2018, according to Gartner.

About Dubai Holding

Dubai Holding is a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries and employing over 20,000 people. Established in 2004, Dubai Holding touches the lives of millions of Dubai residents and visitors through its extensive portfolio of over AED 130 billion worth of assets that support the diversification and sustainable growth of Dubai’s economy across 10 key sectors: Real Estate, Hospitality, Leisure & Entertainment, Media, ICT, Design, Education, Retail, Manufacturing & Logistics and Science.

Our portfolio is comprised of five leading companies: Dubai Holding Real Estate, one of the largest landowners and integrated master developers in Dubai; Dubai Holding Asset Management, which offers a world-class portfolio of 10 business districts, 20 retail destinations and 15 residential communities that collectively enable business and tourism activity as well as an enriched living experience for residents; Dubai Holding Hospitality, which manages leading hospitality assets and a diverse collection of unique F&B concepts as well as top-notch hotel brands including Jumeirah, Dubai Holding’s flagship hospitality brand and global luxury hotel company; Dubai Holding Entertainment, which comprises Dubai’s leading leisure attractions, media and entertainment venues such as Ain Dubai, Global Village, Dubai Parks and Resorts, ARN, and Roxy Cinemas, amongst others; and Dubai Holding Investments, a dedicated vehicle responsible for developing and implementing the Group’s investment strategy, and managing a diverse portfolio of strategic and financial investments across public and private markets in the UAE and internationally. Focused on long-term and sustainable value creation, it has investments in Dubai Waste Management Centre, Du and Azadea, as well as joint ventures and partnerships with Brookfield, Emaar and others.

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