Alibaba Cloud to upgrade its Dubai data center with Dubai Holding

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mr. David Jiang & Mr. Boris Rusafov at partnership signing ceremony

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has collaborated with its long-standing partner Dubai Holding in its Dubai-based data center to upgrade the facility with state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure and a wider range of products and services in analytics, databases, industry solutions and AI services.

The collaboration aims to offer customers the best possible digital solutions during their digitalization journey. Through the upgraded data center, Alibaba Cloud will make available to the local customers a series of its proven infrastructure products such as Alibaba Cloud 6th Generation Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance and the latest Elastic Block Storage (EBS) service which offers significantly higher computing capacity, higher bandwidth, lower latency and improved performance.

This range of the latest products aims to provide enterprise customers with a wider scope of cloud services covering network, storage security and computing. Additionally, the upgrade to the data center will include providing best-in-class cloud solutions to meet business needs with the latest analytics tools to improve business operations and performance. The facility will also comprise a revamp of its advanced database to provide faster, more efficient data processing as well as industry-specific solutions and AI-powered services that will address unique challenges of a customer’s industry and drive better results.

The announcement was made during Alibaba Cloud’s Cloud Day summit in Dubai during the launching ceremony in the presence of Dubai Holding’s Chief Technology Officer Mr. Boris Rusafov, and Mr. Daniel Jiang, General Manager of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

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Daniel Jiang
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“We are thrilled to host Alibaba Cloud Day in Dubai for a second consecutive year. Our continued partnership with Dubai Holding is in line with our commitment to continuously investing in the Middle East region and supporting local businesses with their digital journey. By leveraging Dubai Holding’s local expertise and Alibaba Cloud’s trusted cloud-based technology, we believe that our upgraded data center will be able to provide local businesses with more robust, secure and high-performing capabilities to achieve stronger growth and better respond to the evolving digital landscape across the region.”

Alongside the commitment to Dubai Holding, Alibaba Cloud also revealed an enhanced partner strategy with more allocated resources and dedicated initiatives to provide comprehensive support for partners throughout local customers’ digitalization journey in the UAE and the wider Middle East region.

To accelerate partners’ growth, Alibaba Cloud launched an MEA Alliance boosting program to provide the local partners with a customized business collaboration model and incentives in the MEA region including a dedicated partner management channel, extra cloud resources, wider product margin as well as expanded marketing initiatives. Such initiatives also aim to boost partners’ income and strengthen their technical expertise. Alibaba Cloud currently works with more than 40 partners in the Middle East and Africa region.

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