Alibaba Cloud lays out $283M to boost partner innovations

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Alibaba Cloud is investing about US$283 million during this fiscal year to accelerate joint innovations with global partners and bring them up to speed with digitalisation capabilities to benefit even more customers across all sectors.

The data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, along with its partners, has delivered more than 2,000 hybrid cloud projects last year to help customers expedite their digitalisation processes, saving tens of millions of operation and infrastructure costs.

To equip customers with holistic post migration capabilities, Alibaba Cloud has also curated more than 3,000 online classes with partners across the globe, so that customers can gain insights and learn from the proven business scenarios.

“As Alibaba Cloud continues to expand our product and services offerings, we want to bring even more opportunities to our partners so that we can collaboratively innovate to bring the most up-to-date services to our customers, and generate business success for them,” said Lancelot Guo, VP of Alibaba Group and GM of ecosystem and sales operations at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

Alibaba Cloud is working with close to 10,000 global partners serving more than 350,000  business customers worldwide. The company has invested heavily in research and development, enabling partners to integrate their products and services on Alibaba Cloud’s infrastructure platform, so that customers can benefit from the joint solutions for faster time to market.

In support of the “to-be-integrated” initiative — with partners such as MongoDB, Intel, VMware, Salesforce, SAP, Red Hat and Fortinet — Alibaba Cloud has created more than 500 joint solutions catering to industries such as new retail, fintech, manufacturing, media and entertainment.

With the investment to be carried out in the current fiscal year, Alibaba Cloud aims to introduce new and improved work process with partners to increase communication efficiency, so that the parties can respond quickly to changing customer demands, especially during black swan events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.