GDS and AliCloud Form Strategic Partnership to Promote the Development of Enterprise-Level Hybrid Cloud Services in China

Dec 23, 2015, 23:22 ET from GDS Services Ltd.

BEIJING, Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GDS(GDS Services Ltd.), China's largest 3rd-party high-level data center service provider and AliCloud, Alibaba Group's cloud computing business unit today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to promote the development of enterprise-level hybrid cloud services in China.

The partnership will combine GDS's extensive high performance data center infrastructure and CloudMiX™ service platform and AliCloud's leading cloud computing technology to provide unique one-stop management solutions in the areas of cloud operation, maintenance and procurement services.

GDS has been at the forefront of the data center industry in China for the past 15 years. It currently operates high performance data centers in major cities nationwide, providing secure and reliable services to over 250 top-tier financial institutions and large enterprises.

William HUANG, CEO and Founder of GDS, said: "This strong partnership between GDS and AliCloud is based on our shared belief to provide the best cloud management services to our enterprise customers. Our combined resources and advantages will enable our customers to enhance their data management capabilities with less IT costs."

"AliCloud's customers range from start-up companies in mobile applications and Internet gaming to established corporations in digital entertainment, consumer electronics, financial services, mobile communications, health care and education." Simon HU, President, AliCloud, said, "Together with GDS, AliCloud aims to provide more reliable and scalable cloud solutions to enterprises and individual developers and enable the realization of inclusive technology.

In the future, GDS and AliCloud will carry out further in-depth cooperation based on industry trends and market changes, including more cloud data center deployment both in China and overseas, as well as more enterprise-level hybrid cloud service offerings to meet the needs of various industry sectors.

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About GDS

Established in 2001, GDS is China's leading high-grade data center service provider and innovative enterprise hybrid cloud service provider. With rich experience in data center operation and management services, GDS is now serving 1/3 leading financial institutions and top internet companies in China. GDS provides data center service, integrated enterprise service and cloud platform services and operates 19 high-grade data centers in major cities nationwide, covering 160,000 m2 building area.

To learn more about GDS, please visit: http://www.gds-services.com

About AliCloud

Established in September 2009, AliCloud (www.alicloud.com), Alibaba Group's cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support the participants of Alibaba Group's online and mobile commerce ecosystem, including sellers, and other third-party customers and businesses. AliCloud is a business within Alibaba Group.

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