Singtel connects cloud service to Alibaba Cloud
19 June 2017 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Singtel has connected its Cloud Access service to Alibaba Cloud, allowing enterprises to access its cloud applications more quickly and securely.
The service allows enterprises to access cloud applications through a secure, private network, rather than internet-based connections which are vulnerable to disruptions. Singtel will first roll out the cloud access service in Singapore and Hong Kong, before offering it in the US and Europe.
“Enterprises in China and Singapore will find the new connection particularly useful as it eases their operations and business expansion seamlessly,” said Bill Chang, CEO for group enterprise at Singtel. The move comes only a week after Equinix announced a connection to Alibaba Cloud, and Tata Communications has also partnered with Alibaba.
“Coupled with Singtel’s network of data centres in the region, Singtel can support Chinese enterprises, including software and cloud service companies, with comprehensive ICT and managed services.”
Singtel Cloud Access service is based on Singtel’s extensive internet protocol virtual private network (IP VPN) with 428 points-of-presence (PoPs) around the world.
Ethan Yu, vice president of Alibaba Group and general manager of Alibaba Cloud Global, said: “We are happy to partner with Singtel to serve customers’ growing need for faster connectivity and more robust cloud infrastructure both in China and worldwide.”
Alibaba Cloud is the latest addition to Singtel’s partner network which provides secure connections to public cloud providers such as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM SoftLayer and Google across 30 cities.
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