Moving in and out of China gets easier
US managed hosting provider Datapipe has been picked to be a global managed service provider (MSP) partner of Alibaba Cloud, also known as AliYun.
The partnership is aimed at helping global businesses enter China, as well as Chinese business looking to expand outside the country.
Alibaba Cloud customers can use Datapipe to plan, build and run their cloud environments, providing migration, management, and security of Alibaba Cloud solutions for computing, storage, database, CDN, and big data.
“As a pioneer in managed cloud services, the addition of Alibaba Cloud to Datapipe’s supported platforms and service capabilities was a natural step,” Colin Chan, Datapipe’s VP of Asia said.
“We look forward to working closely with Alibaba Cloud to help drive the global adoption of best practice enterprise cloud solutions.”
Unique Song, Director of Global Marketplace Alliances Program at Alibaba Cloud added: “We’re pleased to welcome Datapipe as our global managed service provider partner.
“Datapipe’s experience in managing cloud environments for customers around the globe makes them well-positioned to help drive Alibaba Cloud deployments for customers in both China and overseas.”
The team up comes after several other Alibaba announcements designed to strengthen its cloud offerings, including a GPU deal with AMD, and a partnership with Docker that will see Docker Hub come to China through Alibaba Cloud.
For Datapipe, this marks the latest move in its quest to expand globally. In July, the company entered the Russian market, and in August the firm acquired British competitor Adapt as it eyed European growth.