04 July 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Alibaba Cloud has launched its EMEA ecosystem partner program to encourage collaboration between Alibaba’s Cloud customers and partners in the region.
"Our goal in EMEA is to bring powerful and elastic cloud
services to our customers and create a well-connected,
comprehensive ecosystem with our partners to accelerate cloud
technology development in the regional cloud industry," said
Yeming Wang, general manager of Alibaba Cloud EMEA.
The new program by Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing
division of the Alibaba Group, will be broken into four key
areas of focus: the development of digital transformation in
targeted vertical industries, supporting talent development,
advancing technology innovation and enhancing marketplaces.
"As a global cloud industry leader, Alibaba Cloud brings to
EMEA cutting-edge cloud technologies and experience and
expertise to drive innovations across various verticals. We aim
to empower our customers as they undergo their own digital
transformation which will greatly improve their business
efficiency and ability to provide a positive experience for
their customers," added Wang.
The likes of Intel, Accenture, Hashicorp, Ecritel, Altran,
Micropole and Linkbynet are among the first to take part in the
new program. In addition, Station F, the start-up campus, has
included the program into their exclusive perks for their 1,000
"We are committed to fostering innovation and nurture local
talent, which is why we are excited to have held our Summit
today at Station F, a campus which gathers a whole start-up
ecosystem under one roof here in Paris. We hope that the Summit
has inspired companies of all sizes and demonstrated Alibaba
Cloud’s belief in working together for the future
of the industry," said Wang.
In related news, Alibaba Cloud and Bolloré Group, the
French transportation company, announced a global partnership,
under which Alibaba Cloud will work with Bolloré to
provide a suite of solutions that include cloud computing
capabilities, big data, artificial intelligence, content
delivery network and security solutions.
In May of last year Alibaba Cloud partnered with Megaport to
deliver greater cloud connectivity options with direct access
to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect. The partnership has given
enterprises direct and scalable access to Alibaba Cloud via the
Megaport global SDN.