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Alibaba Group


We provide the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses that provide products, services and digital content to leverage the power of the Internet to engage with their users and customers. Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, innovation initiatives and others. Through investee affiliates, we also participate in the logistics and local services sectors.

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Alibaba Group has recorded cloud revenues of RMB 2,975 million ($342.1m) for its most recent quarter, up 99% year on year, with CEO Daniel Zhang telling analysts its cloud business “continues to defy gravity.”...
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Alibaba has broken the one million mark for paying customers of its cloud computing business with revenues increasing 96% year over year, according to the company’s latest financial statement. Revenues from cloud computing totalled RMB 2,431 million (£278m) in the quarter ending June 30, while the total number of customers was 1,011,000, up 15.7% from 874,000 in the previous quarter....
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Alibaba Cloud has announced plans to expand to data centres in India and Indonesia, as well as a connectivity partnership with Tata Communications.
The move to Mumbai and Jakarta goes alongside the recent expansion to Malaysia, with the company saying in press materials it ‘will significantly increase its computing resources in Asia’. The Indonesian data centre will be the first such development from an international cloud company, according to Alibaba, while the expansion wil...

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Datapipe, a leader in managed cloud services for the enterprise, has been named a global managed service provider (MSP) partner of Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. Global organizations entering China and Chinese organizations venturing abroad can now rely on Datapipe’s expertise in designing, building, and managing best-practice Alibaba Cloud environments....
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Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced strategic partnership with HTC Corporation ('HTC'), the pioneer in innovative smart technologies. Both companies will join hands to explore high scalable and price-competitive virtual reality ("VR") solutions for customers worldwide. Leveraging the advanced cloud computing technology of Alibaba Cloud, the companies will focus on developing breakthrough innovative solutions to tackle bandwidth allocation, d...
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Alibaba Cloud is offering international tech companies easier access to the Chinese market with the launch of its Global Marketplace and AliLaunch programme. AliLaunch uses the company’s cloud computing expertise to assist technology partners in dealing with hurdles that international firms have when expanding into China including scalability and technology compatibility...
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is offering to help international technology firms such as SAP SE to enter China, a market where foreign tech companies face increased government scrutiny...
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Alibaba Cloud and SAP China have recently announced plans to make three SAP cloud-based solutions available to China customers by the end of this year. These cloud-based solutions are SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP Business ByDesign....
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SAP China and Alibaba Cloud have teamed up to launch three cloud-based SAP services to Chinese customers by the end of the year.The companies have revealed plans to launch in-memory computing platform SAP HANA Cloud Platform and two other services in 2016....
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SAP China and Alibaba Cloud have teamed up to launch three cloud-based SAP services to Chinese customers by the end of the year.The companies have revealed plans to launch in-memory computing platform SAP HANA Cloud Platform and two other services in 2016....
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) traded 12.7 Million shares on last trading day with closing price of $93.88. Company gross margin stands at 66.00% whereas its return on investment (ROI) is 7.20%....
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Amazon's biggest competitor is Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in the cloud computing business says Goldman Sachs as Amazon Web Services (AWS) is steadily pacing towards the $10-billion mark....
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Alibaba may have a new competitor in the Chinese market in terms of cloud computing services. Its newest rival is a Beijing-based company named Kingsoft Corp. The software company, whose chairman is Xiaomi Corp. co-founder Lei Jun, is exploring cloud computing....
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HTC and Alibaba Group have signed a cooperation agreement under which HTC's newly established virtual reality unit will use Alibaba's cloud computing services. According to reports in Chinese local media, HTC has been vigorously promoting its head-mounted VR device HTC Vive, aiming to gain new success after the decline of its smartphone business....
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China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has posted a revenue of more than 59 percent for its cloud unit and 119.3 percent for its mobile product. In the quarter ending June of this year, the Chinese company has earned 1.24 billion yuan for the cloud unit and 17.51 billion yuan for the mobile revenue....
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is extending its cloud computing arm Alibaba Cloud to international firms to help them get into the Chinese market. Alibaba Cloud, which claims to be China's biggest public cloud provider, introduced the so-called AliLaunch on Tuesday to serve as a gateway for international firms for joint ventures, wholesaling and "marketplace partnerships."...
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Here’s one way virtual reality could get a big push in China. HTC has signed a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba that will see HTC use Alibaba’s cloud computing services for its nascent virtual reality unit. The struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker has been trying to make headway into the virtual reality space with its HTC Vive headset as its core smartphone business continues to weaken....
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Alibaba and HTC have formed a partnership to explore virtual reality (VR) solutions for customers worldwide. The partnership is intended to advance VR with cloud computing, focusing on developing solutions to tackle bandwidth allocation and data processing needs in areas such as VR video production and VR broadcasting....
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Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, continues to blaze the trail for technology and innovation with the release of new Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions and a new logo at its cloud computing conference, Beijing Summit today....
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XUZHOU, China, June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XCMG announced on May 7 that it will partner with Aliyun, the cloud computing service provider of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, to build the XCMG-Cloud, a highly inclusive industrial cloud platform based on XCMG's complete data and information systems in the Industry 4.0 revolution. The XCMG-Cloud will be used to share massive data and support further global convergence....
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"Japanese telecom operator SoftBank and Chinese online and mobile commerce company Alibaba Group have created a joint venture dubbed SB Cloud Corporation to launch cloud computing services in Japan. The new company will use technologies and solutions from Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. The agreement between SoftBank and Alibaba stipulates that SB Cloud will open a new data center in Japan and provide public cloud computing services from Alibaba Cloud to meet the vario...
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"Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) American depository shares were lower over 1% on Friday after it and Softbank Corp announced a joint venture to offer cloud computing services in Japan. The joint venture, named SB Cloud Corporation, will open a new data center in Japan and provide and public cloud computing services from Alibaba Cloud to Japanese customers, ranging from startups to multinational companies. BABA trades above the mid-point of the 52-week range between $57.20 and $95.06. The sto...
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"Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. teamed with its largest shareholder SoftBank Group Corp. to form a cloud computing service venture targeting Japanese customers, as the Chinese e-commerce giant expands one of its fastest growing businesses. The venture known as SB Cloud Corp. will open a new data center in Japan to tap SoftBank’s customers ranging from startups to global organizations, extending a battle for customers with Amazon.com Inc. Alibaba will provide services including data storage and proce...
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"If there was one thing that stood out from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s quarterly earnings report, it was a tripling of revenue from its fledgling cloud business. Analysts have highlighted sales from its cloud division, known as Aliyun, which soared 175 percent in the March quarter to more than 1 billion yuan ($154 million). Alibaba now has more than half a million paying customers for its services and Chief Financial Officer Maggie Wu said it’s “getting very close to the break-even point” as i...
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba today announced the debut of 14 new services in its Aliyun public cloud. New servers that pack fast-acting solid-state drives (SSDs) are among the new offerings, alongside servers with graphics processing units (GPUs), according to a statement from the company. Such services can solidify Alibaba’s position in the growing public cloud market, particularly in China....
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Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba today announced plans to spend $1 billion on its Aliyun public cloud. The money will cover the costs of setting up new data center infrastructure in Japan, Singapore, Europe, and the Middle East, according to a statement on the news. The news comes after Alibaba launched its first data center in the U.S. in March. Meanwhile, in China and Hong Kong, Aliyun maintains five data centers, according to today’s statement....
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Alibaba today announced the launch of DT PAI, a new service in its Aliyun public cloud that will be able to handle machine learning processes. Aliyun will launch a free public trial of the service for a select group of early users in the next few weeks, DT PAI product manager Xiao Wei told VentureBeat in an email....
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Alibaba – the Chinese ecommerce giant – is expanding its IaaS cloud offering named Aliyun into the United States and in doing so will take on America’s largest ecommerce company, Amazon and its cloud computing division Amazon Web Services. Alibaba and Amazon each dominate their countries ecommerce markets, and they both lead the IaaS markets in their respective nations as well. Now, each company is looking to move on to each others’ home turf. Alibaba has embarked on a grand expansion of Aliyun,...
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AliCloud, the cloud computing division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group BABA -1.18% , has built a new data center that has the interesting distinction of being cooled by water from a nearby lake. It’s just the latest in a string of advances and progressive designs for giant computing facilities over the past several years, as Internet titans attempt to conserve costs and energy....
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Aliyun is set to open its latest cloud data center in Singapore next month. The Singapore facility will be the seventh globally for the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. Aliyun said its headquarters for overseas business will be based in Singapore to drive its overseas expansion plan....
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Alibaba Group opened a cloud computing datacentre in Hong Kong Monday, marking its first significant expansion outside of mainland China. The move comes as the company looks set to unleash one of the most highly valued technology IPOs in history.The company said its Hong Kong datacentre, which was built in conjunction with local telecoms company Towngas Telecoms, will host the company’s cloud platform (AliCloud). The move follows plans announced in March this year to expand its cloud computing b...
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will invest $1.0 billion in its cloud computing arm to expand its international presence, the company said Wednesday, as it looks outside its core business and beyond traditional markets. The Aliyun unit will use the funds in part to set up cloud computing centres in Singapore and Japan, as well as in the Middle East and Europe, Alibaba said in a statement. New York-listed Alibaba's Tmall.com site is believed to command more than half the Chinese market for bus...
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Dutch electronics giant Philips has selected Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, AliCloud, to host its healthcare and smart home-focused Internet of Things (IoT) platform in China.The deal will see AliCloud supply Philips with cloud compute, storage, database and security services, and provide the wireless communications infrastructure for Philips’ HealthSuite Digital Platform in China....
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Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud), the cloud computing business within Alibaba Group, announced today it will open its fifth cloud datacentre in Shenzhen in a bid to expand its reach in China.The Shenzhen datacentre will house approximately 10,000 servers and will provide a number of cloud services including infrastructure as a service, load balancing, relational database service, open storage service and open caching service among others....
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Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has tied up with Sinopec, Asia's biggest oil refiner, to provide cloud computing services and 'big data' analysis, the companies said. The link-up was for technical services and did not involve equity cooperation, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp , or Sinopec, said on its official microblog. It did not say how much money was involved....
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The cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding said it would establish a base in Dubai to seek business from companies and governments in the Middle East and North Africa....
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. The new California data center marks the Chinese company's latest measured expansion onto American soil, and into a hotly contested U.S. market now dominated by Amazon.com Inc , Microsoft Corp and Google Inc....
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Alibaba’s cloud computing division has opened its first overseas datacentre in Silicon Valley and a move the Chinese e-commerce giant said will bolster its appeal to Chinese multinational companies.The company, which already operates five cloud datacentres in mainland China and Hong Kong, said its Silicon Valley datacentre will initially target Chinese enterprises based in the US and plans to gradually expand its products and services to international clients in the second half of this year....
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Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud services division is working with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) to roll out a set of cloud-based services and big data technologies to enable the firm to improve is exploration and production operations.In a statement to BCN the companies said they will work together to roll out a “shared platform for building-based business systems, big data analytics” and other IT services tailored to the petroleum industry....
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Alibaba Group may be the underdog of the global cloud computing industry when compared to cloud giants like Amazon Web Services and Google, but it may have an advantage. It’s Chinese....
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Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce company operating international and domestic online marketplaces, announced earlier that they plan to invest $1 billion (on top of investments already made) into its cloud-computing unit Aliyun....
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Alibaba is launching a new artificial intelligence platform, which boasts enhanced data mining and analytics features that could prove useful for enterprise customers, DT PAI uses complex algorithms alongside machine and deep learning techniques in order to analyse client data. Despite its complexity, the platform will present information in a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface....
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Alibaba is opening a second Silicon Valley data centre as it looks to expand its cloud computing business, The Chinese firm, best known for its portfolio of e-commerce services, launched its first data centre in Silicon Valley back in March as part of an ambitious $1 billion cloud investment drive....
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Dubai-based investment company Meeras and Alibaba’s cloud computing plant to set up a joint venture firm specialising in systems integration with a focus on big data and cloud-based services.The joint venture will also see the construction of a local Tier III cloud datacentre to power some of the services the two companies create, as well as at a later point commercial and retail space in the vicinity, in a bid to attract startups and other firms to the region.The yet-to-be named joint venture, ...
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E-commerce giant Alibaba has announced an additional $1 billion (£641,000) investment in Aliyun to expand the international presence of its cloud computing arm, The money will also be used to develop new cloud and big data solutions for its customers, as well as support an “alliance-based global cloud computing ecosystem.”...
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Equinix has signed an agreement with Alibaba that will see the American datacentre incumbent provide direct access to Chinese ecommerce firm’s cloud computing service.The deal will see Equinix add Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing division, to its growing roster of cloud services integrated with its cloud interconnection service, and offer direct access to Aliyun’s IaaS and SaaSs in both Asia and North America....
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About three quarters of utilities see moving their on-premise apps and workloads into the public cloud as a dominant component in their IT strategies, according to a recent IDC survey. But Gaia Gallotti, research manager at IDC Energy Insights told BCN the firms need to first overcome a pretty significant skills gap and an ageing workforce if they are to modernise their systems.According to the survey, which polled 38 international senior utility executives, the vast majority of respondents are ...
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Alibaba’s cloud division Aliyun has launched a global partnership programme aimed at bolstering global access to its cloud services.The company’s Marketplace Alliance Program (MAP) will see it partner with large tech and datacentre operators, initially including Intel, Singtel, Meeras, Equinix and PCCW among others to help localise its cloud computing services and grow its ecosystem....
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Alibaba unveiled a series of performance upgrades to its cloud platform this week in a bid to compete more effectively for big data workloads with other large cloud incumbents, and clarified its position on data protection.The company said it is adding solid state drive (SSD) backed cloud storage, which will massively improve read-write performance over its existing HDD-based offerings, and virtual private cloud services (VPC) for high performance compute and analytics workloads. It’s also boost...
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Alibaba announced plans this week to plough $1bn into its cloud computing division, Aliyun, in a bid to expand the company’s presence and establish new datacentres internationally. The move may give it the scale it needs to compete more effectively with the likes of Amazon and Google.The $1bn in additional investment will go towards setting up new cloud datacentres in the Middle East, Singapore, Japan and in various countries across Europe....
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Alibaba’s cloud computing unit Aliyun has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) that will see the two set up a quantum computing lab to study the technology’s applications in security, networking and cloud computing.The laboratory will combine the technical advantages of Aliyun in classical calculation algorithms, structures and cloud computing with those of CAS in quantum computing, quantum analog computing and quantum artificial intelligence, so as t...
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Alibaba’s cloud computing division Aliyun revealed plans to set up a datacentre in Singapore, where it also plans to base its overseas business headquarters.The cloud datacentre in Singapore is a key milestone in our strategy to help businesses of all sizes innovate and scale, wherever they are based, and however they choose to grow,” said Sicheng Yu, vice president of Aliyun. “Aliyun offers a unique combination of services for success in the cloud, including high-volume cloud-based transaction ...
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Alibaba’s cloud computing division Aliyun has launched what it claims to be China’s first artificial intelligence cloud service.The platform is based on Aliyuns recently update big data cloud infrastructure and its Open Data Processing Service (ODPS)....
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