Alibaba Cloud appointed as official cloud service provider to accelerate Malaysia’s digital transformation
By Digital News Asia October 8, 2021
- Will boost cloud adoption, migration & fulfil cloud-first strategy for Malaysian govt
- Commits to upscaling local cloud market, support Malaysia’s digital economy
Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group was recently appointed as a cloud service provider for the government of Malaysia, joining Telekom Malaysia, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, to help accelerate Malaysia’s cloud adoption and digital transformation.
In a statement, it said the appointment was made with the release of the “Guidelines for Information Security Management through Cloud Computing in the Public Service 2021” by the chief government security office (CGSO) of Malaysia earlier this year.
With the appointment announced, Alibaba Cloud will further help boost the cloud adoption and migration as well as fulfilling cloud-first strategy especially among the government and public sectors in Malaysia by providing an advanced and comprehensive suite of cloud products and services ranging from elastic computing, database service, networking, security, middleware, to analytics and digital intelligence services powered by the two local data centres.
These services are part of Alibaba Cloud’s long-standing commitment since its presence in 2017 to strengthen local partnerships and build a sustainable ecosystem while developing technical talents and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Jordy Cao, general manager of Malaysia, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said, “We are honoured to be listed and endorsed by the government of Malaysia to continuously play a key part in the journey of accelerating Malaysia’s digital transformation. Being the only global cloud service provider that has two data centres locally, we are committed to upscaling the local cloud market and supporting the digital economy by bringing advanced, reliable and secure cloud technologies and services to the local region.”
“Over the past few years, we have been supporting local SMEs, enterprises and government agencies to embrace digital transformation and we look forward to continuously supporting the public sectors in their digital transformation endeavours.” he added.
With APAC being a strong focus for Alibaba Cloud services and Malaysia being a priority market, the company is committed to investing into Malaysia’s digital future by launching the first cloud based Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Centre in Malaysia in August 2018 following the first and second data centre established in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Additionally, in June 2021, Alibaba Cloud announced the opening of its first ever innovation centre outside of China in Kuala Lumpur to provide a one-stop innovation enrichment centre for Malaysian SMEs, entrepreneurs, and developers.
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