Alibaba Cloud Strengthens Global China Gateway Program with Nine New Partners across APAC and Europe

August 13, 2019

Dedicated program designed to enable public and private organisations to succeed in one of the fastest-growing economies

SHANGHAI, CHINA, August 13, 2019 – Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced that nine additional partners from public and private sectors have joined its global China Gateway Program during the Shanghai Cloud Summit. The Program, which was launched in Australia in March 2019, aims to help Australian companies of all sizes enter the Chinese market and grow their online and offline presence in the country. Its expansion was marked by a signing ceremony between Alibaba Cloud and the partners from around the world, including AustCham Shanghai (The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai).

In addition to AustCham Shanghai, the latest additions to the program include a mix of government and trade bodies such as the British Consulate-General in Shanghai, Business Sweden, Berlin Business Liaison Desk China, and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, alongside notable private sector corporations such as Deloitte, Fujitsu, Hitachi and the pan-Asian Asia Digital Alliance organisation.

“As the leading cloud provider in China, Alibaba Cloud knows what it takes to be successful in the region. From retail to manufacturing, fintech to hospitality, and digital media to e-commerce, not only do we offer technology solutions with world-class reliability and scalability in China, but also access to the hundreds of millions of active users through Alibaba’s ecosystem every day. The partnership covering all sectors spanning from public to private organisations reflects Alibaba’s mission to make it easy to do business anywhere. Our technology empowers customers in all sectors to tap into and scale up in China market,” said Raymond Ma, General Manager of Australia and New Zealand at Alibaba Cloud.

Through the China Gateway initiative, Alibaba Cloud will work closely with global partners to provide market insights, connections to domestic network and technology solutions for businesses to succeed in China under a holistic one-stop approach. Alibaba Cloud’s cross-border network covering 20 regions and 58 availability zones across the globe also means companies can easily operate their business from their home country, lowering the barriers to enter the China market.

Jack Brady, CEO and Executive Director of AustCham Shanghai commented on the announcement and the Chamber’s involvement: “Our mission is to help Australian companies come to China and build great relationships with Chinese clients and customers. The China Gateway program and this partnership with Alibaba Cloud will provide more opportunities for new market entrants to really understand the market and provide them with the technological tools to help their business flourish in China.”

Enterprises of all sizes stand to benefit further with the ability to bring their products and services even closer to their customer-base in China, and explore new business models with more confidence. Alibaba Cloud’s open and innovative platform with inbuilt Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and extensive data analytic capabilities helps businesses to deploy technology faster and at a wider scale. With Alibaba Cloud, businesses are also able to connect with Alibaba Group’s ecosystem encompassing digital commerce, retail, finance, logistics, digital media and entertainment, travel and ticketing for greater opportunities.

The solutions that are available under the China Gateway Program have already been proven as a success to Australian business owners in serving clients in China, demonstrating its real potential. “Australian brands are already major partners with Alibaba and it is great to see the China Gateway program pitched at the next wave of market entrants, providing useful research and tips to help unlock this dynamic market,” added Brady.

Alibaba Cloud is the largest public cloud provider in China according to IDC, the largest cloud provider in Asia Pacific region’s IaaS and IUS market, and one of the top three providers in IaaS market worldwide. Alibaba Cloud also has 70 security and compliance accreditations worldwide and in mainland China. It is the first Cloud provider to fulfil the additional requirements of Germany’s Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalog (C5) and the highest level of Singapore’s Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) standard. Alibaba Cloud is also committed to comply with privacy standards worldwide, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and a founding member of the EU Cloud Code of Conduct.

For details of Alibaba Cloud’s China Gateway Program please visit: https://www.alibabacloud.com/china-gateway.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the data intelligence backbone 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.

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