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Thailand 4.0 picks up speed following Alibaba investment
The strategic partnership between the technology giant and the Government of Thailand seeks to push the development of the nation’s digital economy.
Alibaba Cloud opens first data center in Indonesia with big plans for local startups
The new data center is a part of Alibaba Cloud’s initiative of supporting the Indonesian Government in creating 1000 startups by 2020.
Amazon and Facebook make 2017 the year of hyperscale
“The capex analysis emphasizes the biggest reason why those cloud providers are so difficult to challenge.”
Alibaba Cloud commits to EU with launch of 8 new products at MWC18
The Chinese giant announced the launch of the new products for Europe at MWC 18, stressing its commitment to the region for the future.
Azure nipping at the heels of AWS, new cloud report finds
“As a result, optimising clouds costs is the top initiative for cloud users in 2018.”
Alibaba opens the door to cloud at Olympic Games showcase
Located in Gangneung Olympic Park, the Olympic Showcase will be open to the public from February 11 to 25.
Alibaba gives AWS, Microsoft and Google a run for their cloud money
New data from Synergy Research Group has solidified the world’s most dominant cloud providers as Amazon (AWS), Microsoft, Google – and Alibaba.
Alibaba sets out to eradicate poverty in China through ecommerce
Alibaba has outlined a poverty eradication goal for Jeminay, which will be carried out in two phases.
Fusionex wins data management contract with Malaysia Airlines
The platform aims to address a challenge thousands of MAB employees currently face – to work and communicate efficiently.
Alibaba nabs 33% stake in Alipay operator Ant Financial
Back in 2014, Alibaba affiliate Small and Micro Financial Services Company changed its name to Ant Financial.
Fonterra, Alibaba collaboration ushers in new era of retail experiences in China
Hema utilises the wealth of data it gathers from consumers to provide a tailored and personalised shopping experience for each customer.
Rackspace, Bitcoin, Alibaba and the future of cloud
"Alibaba’s growing presence was a key reason Rackspace acquired Datapipe, our closest competitor, earlier this year."
GDS Holdings and Alibaba China data center development underway
GDS Holdings is partnering with Alibaba to develop a new 5000 square meter data center campus in Hebei Province.
Cisco helps Alibaba build new data center for China's internet economy
The massive amount of data flowing through Alibaba's next-generation data center presents new challenges to a relatively static physical network.
It's local all the way for China's data center and cloud markets
Local companies are dominating China's flourishing data center and cloud markets - and will likely have an increasing impact on countries beyond China
Alibaba's Jack Ma meets with Malaysia's Prime Minister to mark global trade milestone
"This is an opportunity for not just the small businesses and young people in Malaysia but across Asia.”
AWS remains 'in a league of its own' as cloud market booms 40%
Amazon remains ‘in a league of its own’ as a cloud provider, despite the rapid growth of key competitors Microsoft, Google and Alibaba.
Gartner names top 10 APAC digital disruptors now threatening global enterprises
Gartner warns that if CIOs ignore these digital giants in Asia Pacific – they do so at their own risk.
Alibaba Cloud opens new data center in Malaysia
The data center’s network and power strength will stretch beyond Malaysia, reaching enterprises as far away as Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Alibaba to invest more than $15b in new global research program
At its launch, Alibaba will be opening seven research labs in China, the US, Russia, Israel and Singapore with more than $15b invested.
Alibaba to host Aus eCommerce Expo for SMBs eyeing China expansion
In a shift away from traditional seller exhibitions, the Expo will leveraging popular social influencers.
Cloud services growing faster than any IT market today – and tomorrow
The global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) public cloud market surged 31 percent in 2016 to reach US$22.1 billion, up from $16.8 billion in 2015.
VR startup wins Create@Alibaba Cloud startup contest
Inspace XR demonstrated value in enhancing and powering the real estate, design and engineering industries.
Cloud providers & outsourcing driving AU data center demand, report says
Massive-scale cloud providers are driving demand in the Sydney and Melbourne data center market.