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Alibaba Cloud brings on nine new partners

Alibaba Cloud has welcomed nine new partners from APAC and Europe to its Global China Gateway Program.

The data intelligence arm of Alibaba Group introduced these partners, from both from public and private sectors, during the Shanghai Cloud Summit.

According to Alibaba Cloud, the program is designed to support businesses to enter the Chinese market. The expansion was marked by a signing ceremony between Alibaba Cloud and the partners from around the world.

With the latest additions, the program consists of partners from government and trade bodies including the British Consulate-General in Shanghai, AustCham, 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.

Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International president Selina Yuan says, “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.”

Through the China Gateway initiative, Alibaba Cloud will work with partners to provide market insights, connections to domestic network and technology solutions in order to better help businesses succeed in China.

Alibaba Cloud's network includes 19 regions and 56 availability zones across the globe, which enables companies to operate from their home country.

According to Alibaba Cloud, enterprises can use the gateway program to better bring their products and services to their customer-base in China, and explore new business models.

Alibaba Cloud's platform with inbuilt Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytic capabilities is designed for businesses to deploy technology faster and at a wider scale.

With Alibaba Cloud, businesses are also able to connect with Alibaba Group's ecosystem which spans digital commerce, retail, finance, logistics, digital media and entertainment, travel and ticketing for greater opportunities.

Alibaba Cloud also has 70 security and compliance accreditations worldwide. In addition, Alibaba Cloud is compliant with privacy standards worldwide, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-certified, and a founding member of the European Union's Cloud Conde of Conduct.

Business Sweden head of Beijing office Joakim Abeleen says, “We hope to work with Alibaba Cloud to promote and provide the market insight and technology solutions needed to enable the growth of Swedish business already in China and support those entering China's unique and digitally savvy market for the first time.”

“This is a perfect opportunity to use China Gateway Program to combine the strategic advisory Business Sweden is providing with concrete technological support, expertise, and insights from Alibaba Cloud,” says Abeleen.