Alibaba Cloud aligns with VMware to accelerate digital transformation; deliver hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises



Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, and VMware announced on Thursday at The Computing Conference 2018 a partnership with VMware to deliver hybrid cloud solutions to help organizations with their digital transformation.

Alibaba Cloud will provide enterprises with compelling solutions to meet their cloud computing needs including greater flexibility and data deployment options. Combining VMware’s hybrid cloud software portfolio with Alibaba Cloud’s scalable cloud infrastructure, enterprises will be able to extend their existing workloads from on-premises data centers to the cloud.

The solutions will enable enterprises to devote more time and resources to better serve their customers with more innovative products and services.

VMware software powers complex digital infrastructure around the world. The company’s computing, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation.

Alibaba Cloud is among key IaaS providers according to Gartner and is China’s largest provider of public cloud services.

Alibaba Cloud provides flexible, cost-effective, and secure solutions. Services are available on a pay-as-you-go basis and include data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, and content delivery networks.

“This partnership between Alibaba Cloud and VMware will bring great value to enterprises as they seek to transform their operations, leveraging the power of cloud computing in this digital age. We look forward to working closely with VMware to help customers on their journey of scaling workloads to Alibaba Cloud.” said Simon Hu, Senior vice-president of Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud.

“Our partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the first VMware Cloud Verified Partner in China, brings a strong infrastructure and powerful new software-based capabilities that will enable enterprises to run any application on any device on any cloud if they choose to,” said According to Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer for customer operations at VMware. “It will bring the power of VMware’s hybrid cloud capabilities to a large number of customers, initially across China and Asia.”

On Wednesday, Alibaba Cloud and MariaDB announced general availability of ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB TX. With this partnership, the two companies will now offer enterprises direct support for MariaDB database deployments in the Alibaba Cloud and provide access to MariaDB’s most secure enterprise solution for transactional workloads.

Alibaba Cloud customers will be able to enjoy the full benefits of MariaDB enterprise for their mission critical workloads with immediate access to essential patches, bug fixes and professional database support.

With Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB TX, customers can feel confident knowing there is a clear path to expert MariaDB support, including an escalation route to the engineering team that contributes the majority of the code to MariaDB.

 

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