Alibaba Cloud has announced that it has renewed its hybrid cloud strategy to focus on bringing compatibility, security, compliance, scalability and reliability with its newly upgraded product offerings and its Hybrid Cloud Partner Program.
To help SME’s digital transformation
With this renewal, new appliances are also unveiled to support enterprises’ private cloud utilization needs to help the digital transformation of businesses, especially small-medium enterprises (SME).
Richard Huang, Co-founder & CEO of DiGiCOR said,
“We are excited to partner with Alibaba Cloud, APAC’s largest cloud service provider to extend their core IT infrastructure footprint in Australia and NZ with DiGiCOR’s core infrastructure. This partnership will allow us to provide robust cloud infrastructure such as Alibaba Cloud ZStack, to best match our clients’ requirements across a broad range of industry sectors. The deliverables from this partnership is able to bring cost-effectively and class leading services to customers across the region.”
Alibaba Cloud’s upgraded hybrid cloud strategy covers a new physical server to integrate with Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) solution with embedded backup capabilities to the public cloud. This integration aims to support timely and cost-effective hybrid cloud backup. The appliance performs a bridge role between customers on-premise servers and the public cloud without compromising network security and efficiency.
A smooth hybrid cloud environment
The Hybrid Cloud Storage Array (HCSA) appliance is combining with the Alibaba Cloud storage service to create a smooth hybrid cloud environment with ease of operation. HCSA supports multiple hybrid cloud modes like cloud caching, replication, tiering, and snapshots and it also enables customers to easily implement cross-team file management and collaboration, unified heterogeneous storage management, and storage extension from local server to the public cloud.
Kevin Li, Hybrid Cloud Business General Manager, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said,
“A key observation from 2020 is that hybrid cloud deployments will accelerate in the time to come as it expedites the digital transformation requirements of businesses everywhere. At Alibaba Cloud, we are committed to making it easier for enterprises of any scale to accelerate their digital transformation requirements. We want to create an ecosystem for hybrid cloud partners so that together we can allow businesses to compete in the digital era.”
To support this hybrid ecosystem, Alibaba Cloud launched its Hybrid Cloud Partner Program that covers planning, designing, and reselling services to propel customers’ hybrid cloud adoption journey. Alibaba Cloud’s hybrid cloud partners can also benefit from free technical resources under the program including free ZStack licenses with unlimited CPU cores.