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Alibaba Cloud Establishes the Hong Kong and Macau Eco Alliance to Champion Regional Digital Transformation

March 7, 2018

Partnerships throughout cloud network strengthened at first Hong Kong Eco Summit

Hong Kong, March 7, 2018 – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, today hosted the Alibaba Cloud Eco Summit Hong Kong 2018, to advance data technology development and drive new opportunities in the regional cloud ecosystem. This is the first time that this event has been held in Hong Kong, and the company marked the Summit by inaugurating the Alibaba Cloud Hong Kong and Macau Eco Alliance, an open program that provides enterprises across industries with access to Alibaba Cloud’s extensive suite of solutions and international partners.

The one-day Summit, sponsored by Intel, attracted nearly 500 representatives from private enterprises, public institutions, technology developers, channel partners and startups. Speakers shared their insights on the current adoption and trends of cloud technology and the role they each play in the ecosystem ultimately hastening the digital transformation of the economy. Intel demonstrated Turbo Rack with the latest Xeon® Scalable Processors and the disruptive Intel® Optane™ technology which bring significant improvement to rack density, energy efficiency and performance scalability, and help cloud customers to achieve better TCO and user experience.

Leo Liu, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Hong Kong, Macau and Korea said: “Since 2014, when our first data center was established in Hong Kong, the commitment to partners and customers in this market has been driving us in relentlessly advancing technologies and enthusiastically introducing new products and services. In Greater China and North Asia, data technology is transforming the way business is conducted and customers are engaged. We firmly believe a thriving ecosystem will empower the adoption of cloud and data intelligence to a fuller extent. This will enable businesses to access an extensive suite of data solutions, and to foster deeper collaboration between technology partners and our rapidly growing market of local customers.”

The Hong Kong and Macau Eco Alliance will become the largest cloud ecosystem in the region with thousands of Alibaba Cloud’s partners and customers participating in a holistic range of expertise. This will include digital transformation in the vertical industries, academic research, technology innovation and marketplace enhancement.

To assist enterprises by providing the tools needed for business growth and success in the digital era, Alibaba Cloud has invested substantial resources in building out a global cloud services network and digital infrastructure in Hong Kong and Macau. In addition to the two data centers already established in Hong Kong, this new regional Ecosystem Alliance can bring together corporates, distributors, developers, start-ups and training organizations onto one integrated and open platform. This will enable local customers on Alibaba Cloud to easily deploy cloud infrastructure as well as gain access to various technology partners worldwide in a convenient manner.

Alibaba Cloud’s data storage and processing capacity in Hong Kong has doubled in the past four years since the company established its first data center in the city. It is now one of the largest public cloud providers in the region, serving a wide range of clients in aviation, finance, logistics, media and retail, including South China Morning Post, Cathay Pacific Airways, Pacific Coffee, I.T, PCCW Global and Equinix.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), 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.