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Epsilon launches direct connectivity to Alibaba Cloud

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Epsilon has added on-demand connectivity to Alibaba Cloud to its partner ecosystem, offering dedicated access across locations in Asia, Europe and North America through its Infiny platform.

By joining the Alibaba Cloud Partner Network, Epsilon can offer its partners a direct link to one of the world’s fastest growing cloud platforms.

Epsilon already offers direct connectivity to a number of leading cloud service providers, including the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and now Alibaba Cloud.

Alibaba Cloud was launched in 2009 as the cloud computing arm of Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group. It has grown to be China’s largest public cloud service provider and is supported by a network of 49 availability zones across 18 economic centres globally.

 “The global Cloud market is evolving rapidly and on-demand connectivity will drive increased Cloud adoption around the world. Agile networking enables Cloud services to be successful and helps enterprises to scale as and when they need, according to business demand,” said Yeming Wang, general manager of Alibaba Cloud EMEA.

“We are excited to become a partner in Epsilon’s growing ecosystem of providers. We believe Infiny will contribute to simplifying the Cloud ecosystem and accelerate the growth of new services globally.”

Epsilon will offer leased line connections established through Express Connect, allowing customers to activate high-speed, dedicated connectivity and more reliability of communications and service within the platform, Epsilon said.

The service will be powered by Epsilon’s software-defined networking (SDN) platform Infiny, which was launched in 2017. Infiny is an on-demand connectivity service that provides enterprises and service providers with connectivity and services “at the click of a button” according to the company. It currently connects more than 100 points of presence in 170 countries.

“Alibaba Cloud is a massive player in Asia and has one of the fastest growing public Cloud platforms in the world. Our partnership means that we are able to continuously expand our ecosystem of Cloud providers in Infiny, while supporting the rapid adoption of Cloud locally, regionally and across the globe,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “We are truly providing a platform that reduces the procurement and management of global connectivity and private Cloud access from a single source.”

Szlosarek recently spoke to Capacity about Infiny and Epsilon’s upcoming plans. Check out that interview HERE

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