Alibaba Cloud Ranked First in Asia Pacific(*) by Gartner Market Share: IT Services in IaaS and IUS
April 24, 2019
Placed Global top three and APAC number one for the 2nd consecutive year
Hangzhou, China, April 24, 2019 – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and data intelligence arm of Alibaba Group, has been named first in Asia Pacific(*) market share for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and IUS (Infrastructure Utility Services) in two consecutive years as per Gartner’s latest report revealed earlier this month named Market Share: IT Services, 2018. It has also retained its top three global provider position in the same space.(**)
According to this market research conducted by global analyst firm Gartner, Alibaba Cloud led the Asia Pacific market for IaaS and IUS with 19.6% market share (+4.7% market share gain from 2017). The technology innovator was followed by 11.0% and 8.0% market shares of the second (AWS) and third player (Microsoft) respectively in Asia Pacific in 2018.
Alibaba Cloud boasts a strong network in Asia Pacific, with 15 availability zones in the region outside mainland China, covering Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Japan markets. It is the only global cloud provider that has set up local data centers in Indonesia and Malaysia, offering a wide range of cloud and data analytics products.
"It is very encouraging that our continued dedication to enabling cloud development across industries in both Asia Pacific and globally(**) has been recognized by the world's leading research and advisory company. As the only global cloud provider originating from Asia, we will continue to champion millions of businesses through our world-class infrastructure, advanced analytics tools and thriving ecosystem." said Lancelot Guo, Vice President of Alibaba Group and Head of Strategy and Marketing at Alibaba Cloud.
Alibaba Cloud has championed the development of cloud and data intelligence in Asia Pacific since its inception 10 years ago and has helped significantly improve the cost-efficiency and lower other barriers to technology adoption by businesses of all sizes around the globe. The company has been the technology and public cloud platform underpinning the entire Alibaba economy from e-commerce and payment, to logistics and supply chain management.
The scalability, reliability, and security of Alibaba Cloud are paramount to the Alibaba Group business, and the platform has successfully sustained real-world tests on a daily basis, most notably during the Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, supporting USD30.8 billion of transactions within a single day. Businesses of all sizes have leveraged these proven technologies to grow and innovate around the globe.
(**) Appendix – Alibaba Cloud’s Market Share (in US$)
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About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing and data intelligence arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers, according to Gartner. It is also 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 public services. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.