Alibaba Cloud is Seeing Tremendous Growth

Last year, we unveiled a new partnership with Alibaba Cloud, enabling organizations to grow their businesses both inside and outside of China. As a Global Managed Service Provider of Alibaba Cloud, we’ve been able to work with Chinese organizations and global businesses entering China to design, build, and manage their Alibaba Cloud environments. We’ve been working within China for more than 10 years and have the expertise and knowledge to build a secure and compliant platform both in China and internationally.

In fact, Datapipe manages the Alibaba Cloud environment for China-based Joyful Journey Travel, the first company to provide financial services to travelers in China. The company wanted to deploy a completely elastic infrastructure for their services to allow them to quickly expand. Their biggest concern was security, so we worked with them to develop a solution based on high-performing Alibaba Cloud services, including Elastic Computer Service instances, AsparaDB for Relationship Database Systems and Alibaba’s Cloud based CDN. This has allowed Joyful Journey Travel to ensure their customer and financial data is secure – a critical need for any financial services organization.

The past several months have been quite successful for Alibaba Cloud. Earlier this month they announced Q4 fiscal 2017 earnings reporting a 60 percent year-over-year increase in revenues to RMB 38.6 billion. Steadfast improvement has been a constant with Alibaba over the past few quarters. While the company has driven that growth through several strategic acquisitions, we believe its core cloud business – which also has been growing at a strong pace – is a major key to Alibaba’s success.

Alibaba also reported a whopping 103 percent annual increase in Cloud Computing revenues for the March quarter, with revenue reaching RMB 2.2 billion. A major factor in this growth was an increase in the number of customers that are paying for cloud computer and Internet infrastructure offerings – the total number of customers rose 70 percent between March 2016 and March 2017. Because Internet infrastructure is in large demand across Asian markets, the cloud component of Alibaba’s business will only continue to increase. As an Alibaba Cloud partner, we’re looking forward to working with AliCloud clients on their cloud journey.

Alibaba’s core e-commerce business has also been a steady stream of growth, with March quarter revenues rising by 40 percent year-over-year to RMB 27.3 billion. We’ve developed solutions for a number of e-commerce retailers, and it’s exciting to see a surge in this segment, as well. We’re able to provide migration, management, and security of AliCloud solutions for computing, storage, database, CDN, and big data – all vital components of any e-commerce organization.

Alibaba Cloud includes a suite of powerful workflow services to create, implement and deliver digital media through video monitoring, live streaming, and online video. As a pioneer in managed services for public cloud, adding Alibaba Cloud to our list of supported platforms and service capabilities simply made sense. It’s been wonderful seeing the company grow, and we’re only scratching the surface of what we can accomplish together.

Learn more about our partnership with Alibaba Cloud here.

Rich Dolan briefly served as Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Rackspace. Before that he was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Datapipe, where he spent 16 years developing and driving its world class marketing team as the company grew into one of the leading global managed service providers, from the early days as a start up to a global enterprise player. He built and oversaw digital marketing and demand generation, event management, content management, internal communications, brand management, partner marketing and web properties. Rich managed the consolidation of marketing resources from five acquisitions, and led Datapipe to thirteen Gartner Magic Quadrant recognitions across the globe, including four placements in the Leaders quadrant. Before Datapipe, Rich spent four years with web design firm RareMedium, where he designed and architected web presences and client facing applications for Madison Square Garden, JP Morgan, Atlantis, XM Radio and Credit Suisse First Boston. Rich graduated summa cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology with a BA in computer graphics. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.