Alibaba Cloud Partners with VMware to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Sep 20, 2018

Technology innovators bring best-of-breed hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises

Hangzhou, China – September 20, 2018 – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, and VMware a leading innovator in enterprise softwareannounced at The Computing Conference 2018 a partnership with VMware to deliver hybrid cloud solutions to help organizations with their digital transformation.

Alibaba Cloud will provide enterprises with compelling solutions to meet their cloud computing needs including greater flexibility and data deployment options. Combining VMware's hybrid cloud software portfolio with Alibaba Cloud's scalable cloud infrastructure, enterprises will be able to easily extend their existing workloads from on-premises data centers to the cloud. The solutions will enable enterprises to devote more time and resources to better serve their customers with more innovative products and services.

"This partnership between Alibaba Cloud and VMware will bring great value to enterprises as they seek to transform their operations, leveraging the power of cloud computing in this digital age. We look forward to working closely with VMware to help customers on their journey of scaling workloads to Alibaba Cloud." said Simon Hu, Senior vice-president of Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud.

According to Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations, VMware, "Our partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the first VMware Cloud Verified Partner in China, brings a strong infrastructure and powerful new software-based capabilities that will enable enterprises to run any application on any device on any cloud if they choose to. It will bring the power of VMware's hybrid cloud capabilities to a large number of customers, initially across China and Asia."

VMware software powers complex digital infrastructure around the world. The company's computing, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation. Alibaba Cloud is among the world's top 3 IaaS providers according to Gartner and is China's largest provider of public cloud services. Alibaba Cloud provides industry-leading flexible, cost-effective, and secure solutions. Services are available on a pay-as-you-go basis and include data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, and content delivery networks.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world's top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

About VMware

VMware software powers the world's complex digital infrastructure. The company's compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information, please visit

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