Alibaba Cloud launches EMEA ecosystem partner program

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 start-ups.

"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.

Topics: Alibaba Cloud, EMEA, Alibaba Group, Yeming Wang, Bolloré, Megaport, Intel, Accenture, Hashicorp