Paris, April 17th, 2019 – InterCloud, the European leader in Cloud connectivity as a Service, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announce a global technology partnership to provide enterprises with private connectivity to the Alibaba Cloud platform.
InterCloud and Alibaba Cloud have built a private and secured access between the Cloud Data Center in Frankfurt and the connectivity platform, through the Alibaba Express Connect offer. The two companies plan to expand interconnections in other locations worldwide.
Leveraging Express Connect with InterCloud and its application centric platform, enterprises will be able to make the most of their cloud applications running on Alibaba Cloud, through high performance, enhanced control and secured dedicated network access. This connectivity, backed by service level agreements and optimized at the application level, is completely isolated from the public internet. Through this collaboration, European enterprises can get a direct route into Mainland China and leverage the Alibaba Cloud infrastructure to get their business up and running.
Benjamin Ryzman, CTO & Co-founder of InterCloud, said: “Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centers and networks to their cloud data centers worldwide. While customers implement multi and hybrid cloud strategies to improve their organisation’s agility, we handle the hidden complexity for them. Alibaba Cloud is one of the world's leading and fastest growing cloud computing companies and the Chinese Cloud leader. In the context of multi-cloud adoption and the opening of new markets in Asia, partnering with Alibaba Cloud is key for our customers.”
Qunkai Liu, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud in France, said: “We are pleased to offer direct cloud access to our European customers through InterCloud and bring our services closer to them. With Express Connect, enterprises can leverage a private connectivity to their resources on Alibaba Cloud and easily scale their growing business demands.”
InterCloud’s end-to-end global connectivity platform eliminates the complexity in deploying the cloud, giving businesses full control over the security, sovereignty and performance of their critical data traffic with complete peace of mind.
Working with organisations to help them transform global connectivity, reduce network complexity and accelerate growth and innovation, InterCloud is a trusted advisor to some of the world's leading brands when it comes to leveraging the cloud for future success
With offices across Europe, the company's platform is underpinned by its team of cloud experts who guide customers to implement effective strategies to leverage the power of the cloud across their organisation – making global connectivity a driver for business performance.