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Alibaba Cloud Revamps its Hybrid Cloud Strategy to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption
HANGZHOU, China, Dec. 3, 2020/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Trusted cloud service provider creates new partner program to bring reliable 
and productive solutions to global customers 

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba 
Group, revamped its hybrid cloud strategy to focus on bringing compatibility, 
security, compliance, scalability and reliability with its newly upgraded 
product offerings and its Hybrid Cloud Partner Program[]. 
To help businesses, especially small medium enterprises(SME) transform 
digitally and take advantage of public cloud's highly elastic, scalable and 
available characteristics, new appliances are also launched to support 
enterprises private cloud utilization needs.


To support timely and cost-effective hybrid cloud backup, Alibaba Cloud 
launched a physical server to integrate with Hybrid Backup 
solution with embedded backup capabilities to public cloud. The appliance acts 
as a bridge between customers on-premise servers and the public cloud without 
compromising network security and efficiency. Its dual power source, network 
ports and hot backup disc also ensures a safe and stable operating environment 
for users without consuming extra computing resources.

The Hybrid Cloud Storage 
Array(HCSA)[] appliance is an 
enterprise level storage. It blends in with the Alibaba Cloud storage service 
thereby connecting the local storage with the elastic, scalable and unlimited 
public cloud storage to create a smooth hybrid cloud environment with ease of 
operation. HCSA supports multiple hybrid cloud modes such as cloud caching, 
replication, tiering and snapshots with its fully redundant hardware design to 
ensure there is no single point of failure during operation. With HCSA, 
customers can easily implement cross team file management and collaboration, 
unified heterogeneous storage management, and storage extension from local 
server to public cloud.

To enable joint innovation and service delivery with hybrid cloud partners, 
Alibaba Cloud launched its Hybrid Cloud Partner Program to provide an ecosystem 
for capable partners to plan, design, and resell services to propel customers' 
hybrid cloud adoption journey. Alibaba Cloud will also offer free technical 
resources to qualified partners under the program including free ZStack 
licenses with unlimited CPU cores.

The program includes current global partners such as DXC Technology, Equinix, 
HPE, NCS, Whale Cloud; European partners Arrow Electronics, Softline Group and 
APAC partners AsiaPac, B&Data, Blue Power Technology, Cloudify, CTC Global, 
DiGiCOR, and Sen Spirit.

Kevin Li, Hybrid Cloud Business General Manager, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, 
said, "A key observation from 2020 is that hybrid cloud deployments will 
accelerate in the time to come as it expedites the digital transformation 
requirements of businesses everywhere. At Alibaba Cloud, we are committed to 
making it easier for enterprises of any scale to accelerate their digital 
transformation requirements. We want to create an ecosystem for hybrid cloud 
partners so that together we can allow businesses to compete in the digital 

Zhenzhong Cao, Chief Digital Consultant, Whale Cloud International, said, 
"Whale Cloud, after partnering with Alibaba Cloud for the last two years, has 
witnessed great progress in our own operations adopting digital technology and 
cloud. We firmly believe the potential cloud can bring and strive to deliver 
best digital tools and telco BSS/OSS to our customers by leveraging Alibaba 
Cloud's Hybrid solutions. Enterprise digital transformation has just begun and, 
together with Alibaba Cloud, we'll help enterprises adopt digital tools and 
cloud infrastructure, actively participate in the digital economy, and create 
better products and services."

James Wong, Vice President, Global Business of NCS, said, "We are excited about 
the partnership and business opportunities with Alibaba Cloud in Singapore, 
China and the Asia Pacific region. Our NEXT Digital Solution and Cloud Service 
Delivery experts are embracing the latest cloud operating model to support and 
enable digital transformation and cloud migration journey of our clients. The 
partnership with Alibaba Cloud can further enhance our ability to harness 
leading technologies in serving our Government and Enterprise clients."

Richard Huang, DiGiCOR Co-founder & CEO, said, "We are excited to partner with 
Alibaba Cloud, APAC's largest cloud service provider to extend their core IT 
infrastructure footprint in Australia and NZ with DiGiCOR's core 
infrastructure. This partnership will allow us to provide robust cloud 
infrastructure such as Alibaba Cloud ZStack, to best match our clients' 
requirements across a broad range of industry sectors. The deliverables from 
this partnership is able to bring cost-effective and class leading services to 
customers across the region."

Christanto Suryadarma, Senior Director and General Manager - APAC Channels, 
Mid-market & SMB, Alibaba Cloud Partnership, Hewlett Packard Enterprise said, 
"Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE) has successfully collaborated with Alibaba 
Cloud since 2018 to deliver the next generation of hybrid cloud and drive 
customer success in sectors such as telecommunications, financial services, 
aviation and the public sector. We are pleased to take our partnership with 
Alibaba Cloud to the next level as an Alibaba Hybrid Cloud Partner. Through our 
Global Channels ecosystem and innovation portfolio, we will accelerate 
collaboration with Alibaba Cloud Solutions and create new synergies to help 
customers accelerate their digital transformations, harness the full power of 
their information, wherever it resides, and benefit from a modern cloud 
experience on-premises through our unique consumption offering and as-a-service 

Michael Tsang, Senior Director, Partner Account Management, Equinix 
Asia-Pacific said, "We have a long history of collaboration with Alibaba Cloud 
to meet digital leaders' evolving needs for hybrid multicloud architecture. 
Through Equinix Fabricâ„¢, enterprises can establish direct and scalable 
connections to Alibaba Cloud in 17 metros across the globe. Combining Alibaba 
Cloud's solutions, including ZStack and Storage Array, with our global network 
and robust ecosystems of 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers, we enable 
enterprises to fast-track their digital advantage with an agile, secure and 
cost-efficient IT infrastructure."

In addition to the hardware appliances, Alibaba Cloud also upgraded its ZStack, 
a light-weight hybrid cloud solution which can be easily deployed to manage 
hardware in data centers, servers on the edge, and hybrid cloud environments 
across on-premises and Alibaba Cloud resources. Compared with traditional 
private and hybrid cloud solutions, Alibaba Cloud ZStack is more cost-efficient 
and scalable, and can be deployed from as few as a single node in 30 minutes 
and easily scale out to hundreds of servers when needed.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud(, the digital technology 
and 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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