Taking Lead: ChinaSoft International selected as Primary Promoter for Alibaba Cloud's Yunqi Cloud Alliance

BEIJING and HONG KONG, Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ChinaSoft International Limited ("ChinaSoft" or "the Company") (SEHK: 354), as strategic cooperation partner of Alibaba Cloud Computing Limited ("Alibaba Cloud": a subsidiary of Alibaba Group), participated in the Aliyun Worldwide Developer Conference 2013 ("the Conference") on October 24-25, 2013 in Hangzhou, China.

At the Conference, Alibaba Cloud founded the country's first cloud computing industry alliance - Yunqi Cloud Alliance ("Yunqi" denotes the image of a small cluster of white clouds in a valley). The mission of the alliance is dedicated to the development and enhancement of cloud computing environment, including both service/product providers at IaaS, PaaS and SaaS layers, as well as cloud computing end-users. The alliance has attracted some of the best IT companies in China to join the Alibaba Cloud-Centric cloud computing industry chain, further promoting cloud computing concept, technology and business models in China. 

The first group of members of the alliance comprises of more than 30 leading IT companies in China. ChinaSoft, by virtue of its outstanding contributions to the China IT service industry, was unanimously elected by all members as the primary promoter. In this role, ChinaSoft will lead the alliance jointly with Alibaba Cloud to further the development of China's cloud computing industry through Yunqi Cloud Alliance.

As one of China's most forward looking and large-scale comprehensive software and information service companies, ChinaSoft has focused on developing innovative and emerging services such as cloud computing and mobile. The Company signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Alibaba Cloud in 2012, covering all three main layers of cloud services – IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), and has since worked closely with Alibaba Cloud to break new ground in government services cloud and also in pharmaceutical information cloud. For ChinaSoft, playing a leading role in the Yunqi Cloud Alliance serves to further its own business strategy as well as helping to shape the future of cloud computing industry in China.

ChinaSoft strongly believes that all over the world the IT services business model is changing due to the evolution of information technologies like cloud computing, social networking, mobile communications and big data analytics. As part of its growth strategy set in 2011, ChinaSoft embraced the Professional, Outsourcing and Emerging (POE) structure. The Company will pursue growth in its traditional IT professional consulting & solutions business (P) and outsourcing business (O) while pushing into innovative and emerging technologies (E) such as cloud computing and mobile communications. The Company believes that this transformation is in alignment with the strategies of its customers such as Alibaba, China Mobile, Huawei and Microsoft.

About ChinaSoft International Limited (SEHK:354)

Founded in 2000, ChinaSoft International Limited is a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with its code of 354.HK. It is a large China based comprehensive software and information services provider, ranging from end-to-end services of consulting, solution, outsourcing and talent training. It serves clients in manufacturing, finance, telecommunication, high-tech, transportation, energy and also the government. The Company provides global services to over 100 multinational companies with close to 19,000 employees located worldwide based in 25 cities including mainland China, Hong Kong, Princeton, Seattle, London, Tokyo and etc. For more information, please visit www.chinasofti.com.

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