Global Cloud Xchange, Alibaba team up on 'digital economy'

Staff writer
24 May 2017

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, has entered into an agreement with Alibaba Cloud to provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via GCX’s CLOUD X Fusion in Singapore.

The firms said this will allow them to offer enterprise customers robust cloud solutions to drive new business opportunities. The signing ceremony took place today during the Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference in Nanjing, China.

Bill Barney, CEO of Reliance Communications and Global Cloud Xchange, said “As the cloud revolution continues and innovation becomes even more rapid and breath-taking, we see an exponential growth in connectivity requirements and robust infrastructure especially with the rapidly evolving Internet ecosystem in China.”

“We are pleased to provide Alibaba Cloud with secure, low latency solutions across our global subsea network infrastructure which covers major e-commerce hubs worldwide,” Barney said.

Through GCX’s extensive global network and its comprehensive product portfolio, CLOUD X Fusion provides seamless, low latency connectivity across developed and emerging markets in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, which gives enterprises security, reliability and predictability as they connect to Alibaba Cloud services on a dynamic usage-based consumption.

Jiong Sun, VP of Alibaba Group and Alibaba Cloud, said “As we enter a new era of digital transformation, businesses across the globe require new levels of support to tap into the emerging opportunities of data technology and data intelligence.”

“Through the interconnection of Alibaba Cloud Express Connect and GCX’s CLOUD X Fusion, customers will benefit from added flexibility and global reach to improve competitiveness in the new paradigm,” Sun said.

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