How Alibaba Cloud Plans to Disrupt the Cloud Market in EMEA
Created#More Posted time:Mar 8, 2019 12:00 PM
Firstly, the company has access to the enormous Chinese market by providing cloud infrastructure there. But it has also acted as a trusted cloud partner for Chinese companies expanding into Europe through its Frankfurt availability zone.
Stress testing->360,000 tps Alibaba itself processes during 'Singles Day', the equivalent to Black Friday in China.
AWS runs 2 AZs in the China region, one in Beijing run by Chinese company Sinnet, and one in Ningxia, which is operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology (NWCD). Chinese law does not allow foreign companies to run cloud computing infra there.
Similarly Microsoft runs its Chinese Azure regions through 21Vianet. Google currently has no plans to run a China region.
One door is multi-cloud.
Ant Financial is Alibaba's extremely popular fintech app, offering Chinese customers loans, banking, payments, insurance and credit services.
Under its AI brand ET Brain, Alibaba Cloud offers more vertical-specific applications of AI, including solutions for industrial IoT insights (ET Industrial Brain), ET (City ,Medical, environment, Aviation, Financial) Brain.
Alibaba Cloud also has its own version of the popular data science competition site and community Kaggle, which Google acquired last year, called Tianchi.