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Canalys: Google, Alibaba Cloud fastest growing providers
The Cloud Wars continue as Alibaba and Google stake claims in a market that will see spending hit US$143 billion next year, driven by the channel.
Alibaba Cloud opening up data centres & services for AU businesses
At its dedicated China Gateway Summit held in Sydney, Alibaba Cloud announced its new programme for Australian business partners and clients.
Alibaba Cloud discusses past and unveils ‘strategic upgrade’
Alibaba Group's Jeff Zhang spoke about the company’s aim to develop into a more technologically inclusive platform.
Alibaba Cloud commits to ‘Tech for Change’ initiative
By providing access to its tech expertise and cloud resources, Alibaba Cloud hopes to promote IT education around the globe.
Alibaba Cloud unveils several new solutions at MWC
The cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group has launched seven new solutions and two new features for its global customers.
A look at some of the big data centre openings in 2019 so far
Alibaba Cloud, Facebook, and Oracle - among others - have already opened major facilities this year, so here's a round-up.
Alibaba Cloud’s growth in Indonesia to bring new opportunities
Last month Alibaba Cloud celebrated the launch of its second data centre in Indonesia, and IDC says this growth will benefit the entire country.
Verizon adds Alibaba Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect ecosystem
Verizon has expanded Secure Cloud Interconnect to allow its customers to privately connect to Alibaba Cloud.
2018 cloud infrastructure spend exceeds US$80b
According to Canalys, spending grew by 46% in 4Q18 and AWS maintained dominance with nearly a third of the total.
Channel partners growing in importance for cloud services
Canalys analysts say the huge growth in cloud services will be of benefit to channel partners with a number of incentives.
Big cloud providers continue to squeeze out smaller players
Last year saw almost manic growth in revenue for cloud providers as businesses continue to seek the benefits the services can provide.
Alibaba Cloud making global moves with new data centre
Opening a second data centre in Indonesia, a relatively small but growing IT economy, shows Alibaba is thinking strategically about its place in APAC.
Alibaba Cloud invests in future Singapore IT talent
The joint programme with the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Alibaba Cloud is the latter company's first of its kind outside of China.
Alibaba Cloud showcases commitment to Hong Kong
The company’s service capability in Hong Kong has doubled since it established its first data centre in the city in 2014.
Haymarket HQ to help Aussie businesses get China-ready
With the help of Alibaba Cloud and other partners, Haymarket HQ will provide guidance for Aussies who want to break into the Chinese market.
Alibaba’s second Indonesia data centre now open for business
A mere ten months after launching its first data centre in Indonesia, Alibaba Cloud has now opened the doors to its second.
How hybrid will shape the cloud battle in 2019
Hyperscale cloud firms will fiercely target on-premises enterprise workloads in 2019, says GlobalData.
The 2018 Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote
There was a lot to unpack at the Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote. This long-form piece tries to cover all the most relevant points for A/NZ.
More pie for me: Alibaba Cloud’s aggressive EMEA expansion
After elbowing its way into the EMEA market last month, the Chinese cloud provider has now unveiled the full extent of its product portfolio for the region.
Alibaba Cloud signs MoU to promote smart city innovation
‘Smart cities’ is one of the hot buzz phrases of 2018, and Alibaba Cloud is taking measures to ensure it’s at the forefront of the movement.
Analysts say AWS dominance forced IBM’s Red Hat acquisition
The largest software acquisition in history "shows how even the biggest beasts in tech are having to adapt to the Cloud computing world."
Tensions between China and US causing cloud war
Ongoing trade tensions between China and the US are having a significant impact on the cloud service providers market.
Big 5 cloud providers tighten stranglehold on market
While the market is seeing strong growth, it's coming at the expense of small-to-medium sized cloud operators.
Alibaba Cloud elbows into EMEA with new UK data centres
Competition is heating up among the major cloud providers, as Alibaba Cloud continues to claim a bigger stake in the market.