Showing posts with label Alibaba Cloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alibaba Cloud. Show all posts

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Alibaba Cloud to open first data center in the Philippines

Alibaba Cloud announced plans to build its first data center in the Philippines by the end of this year. 

The new data center will extend the reach of Alibaba Cloud’s offerings in the Philippines, ranging from elastic compute, database, security and network services to machine learning and data analytics capabilities. Local businesses across sectors such as financial technology (FinTech), e-commerce, education and media will be able to adopt and implement cloud technologies more efficiently and better position themselves to capture the emerging opportunities in the country. The facility will be located in Manila.

“Cloud computing has become central to the digitalization of businesses in the Philippines and around Asia. With our first data center in the country, we will be able to better support Philippine enterprises in adopting cloud technologies and preparing for a digital-first future. We look forward to building out the cloud ecosystem in the Philippines and contributing to the digital economy in Asia, leveraging the synergy with other hubs in the region,” said Leo Liu, General Manager for Hong Kong, Macau, and Philippines, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

“Alibaba Cloud’s upcoming data center launch underscores our commitment to equipping Philippine customers with secure, reliable and scalable cloud solutions. It is important for local enterprises to have access to reliable cloud architecture to efficiently meet the evolving needs of Filipino consumers. We are glad to be in a position to provide local enterprises with the tools they need to succeed,” said Allen Guo, Country Manager for the Philippines, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

https://ph.alibabacloud.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Equinix to offer direct access to Alibaba Cloud in 17 markets

Equinix will extend access to Alibaba Cloud from 17 metros globally, including Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, as well as US metros such as Chicago, Dallas, Denver. This expansion, along with its API integration with Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), will help enterprises from these global markets easily and privately connect to Alibaba Cloud on Platform Equinix.

Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, which include Elastic Compute Service, Storage, Relational Databases, Big Data Solution and CDN. Its rich and diverse ecosystem ranges from e-commerce and payments, to logistics and supply chain management solutions.

Alibaba Group's market share in the global IaaS market climbed to 9.1% in 2019, up from 7.7% in 2018, according to Gartner.

Shunmin Zhu, Researcher of Network Products, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, states: "Equinix’s global platform and ever-expanding footprint has made it easy for Alibaba Cloud to grow into new markets and offer our customers access to a rich ecosystem of cloud service providers via Platform Equinix and Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. This valuable and growing collaboration enables us to deliver further flexibility and security, while also bringing our services closer to businesses, without having to compromise on speed or performance.”

Monday, May 25, 2020

Alibaba Cloud grew 58% YoY in March quarter

Alibaba's cloud division recorded sales of RMB 12.217 billion (US$1.725 billion) for its most recent quarter, up 58% YoY.  The growth was primarily driven by increased revenue contributions from both its public cloud and hybrid cloud businesses. Adjusted EBITA was a loss of RMB179 million (US$25 million).



https://www.alibabagroup.com/en/ir/presentations/pre200522.pdf

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Alibaba Cloud continues to soar in Q3 - up 64% yoy to US$1.3B

Alibaba reported cloud computing revenue of RMB9,291 million (US$1,300 million) during the September 2019 quarter, primarily driven by an increase in average revenue per customer.

As of August 2019, 59% of companies listed in China are customers of Alibaba Cloud.

Alibaba said the adoption of cloud services in China’s public sector and traditional industries is driven not only by demand for cost-effective IT solutions, but also by transformation of business models and processes through digitization of customer insight, inventory, work flow, resource planning and other aspects.


AWS generated Q3 sales of $9 billion, 35% growth


Amazon Web Services generated Q3 revenue of $8.995 billion, up 35% compared to last year.

Trailing 12 months (TTM) revenue was $32.5 billion.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Alibaba Cloud scales with Intel

Alibaba Cloud has achieved a new performance benchmark using Intel Xeon Scalable processors: the industry’s first 100,000 scale factor on Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute cluster running on Intel Xeon Scalable processors, demonstrating Alibaba Cloud’s ability to deliver high-performance, cost-effective cloud services.

Intel said Alibaba Cloud is the first cloud service provider to release benchmark results on 100TB data; previous records were on 10TB and 30TB data performances. Benchmark results released by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) are an important reference standard enabling customers to choose the best software and hardware platforms. TPC benchmarks comprehensively measure system performance through the most commonly used big data application scenarios.

On the TPCx-BigBench benchmark tests, Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute reached 25,641 BBQpm (Big Bench Query-per-minute) with price/performance ratio of up to $224.49/BBQpm. TPCx-BB measures the performance of hardware and software components of Hadoop-based big data systems.
On TPC-DS benchmark tests, Alibaba Cloud’s Elastic MapReduce (EMR) reached 14,861,137 QphDS (queries per hour) and a price/performance ratio of up to $0.18/QphDS.

“Alibaba Cloud has been investing in Big Data analytic technology for about 10 years, and we’re very excited to see our core products, MaxCompute and PAI, represented so well in the international big data performance benchmark, TPCx-BigBench,” said Yangqing Jia, VP of Alibaba Group and President and Senior Fellow of Data Platform, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “One of the keys to this achievement is the close collaboration between Alibaba and Intel, which allowed both sides to give full attention to the technology and ecosystem advantages to make this happen. Together, we will continue to deepen innovation and cooperation, to make leading products and technologies, to create more value for the industry, and to drive the development of the digital economy.”

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

ThousandEyes adds support for Alibaba Cloud to its global monitoring

ThousandEyes is boosting its Asia-Pacific monitoring capabilities with support for Alibaba Cloud. Specifically, ThousandEyes added 19 Alibaba Cloud regions worldwide, plus 13 new Cloud Agent locations across Asia-Pacific, including four new locations in India, bringing ThousandEyes Asia-Pacific vantage points to a total of 53 cities and global vantage points to a total of more than 180 cities. This latest expansion adds to ThousandEyes' existing Cloud Agent locations in IaaS providers, which currently includes 15 AWS regions, 15 GCP regions and 25 Azure regions.

"Global organizations today run on the Internet, connecting applications and services to end-users everywhere, and making deep Internet visibility non-negotiable, which is especially relevant for companies operating in Asia-Pacific where heavy sovereign controls impact Internet performance and digital experience," said ThousandEyes vice president of product Joe Vaccaro."

https://www.thousandeyes.com/press-releases/expanding-global-multi-cloud-monitoring-alibaba-cloud

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Alibaba Cloud claims No.1 spot for IaaS in Asia Pacific

Alibaba Cloud is claiming the lead market position in Asia Pacific for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and IUS (Infrastructure Utility Services), according to the latest figures from Gartner's Market Share: IT Services, 2018 report.

According to this Market Share conducted by global analyst firm Gartner, Alibaba Cloud led the Asia Pacific market for IaaS and IUS with 19.6% market share (+4.7% market share gain from 2017). The technology innovator is followed by 11.0% and 8.0% market shares of the second (AWS) and third player (Microsoft) respectively in Asia Pacific in 2018.

Alibaba Cloud has a strong network in Asia Pacific, with 15 availability zones in the region outside mainland China, covering Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Japan markets. It is the only global cloud provider that has set up local data centers in Indonesia and Malaysia, offering a wide range of cloud and data analytics products.

“It is very encouraging that our continued dedication to enabling cloud development across industries in both Asia Pacific and globally has been recognized by world’s leading research and advisory company. As the only global cloud provider originated from Asia, we will continue to champion millions of businesses through our world-class infrastructure, advanced analytics tools and thriving ecosystem,” said Lancelot Guo, Vice President of Alibaba Group and Head of Strategy and Marketing at Alibaba Cloud.