New Alibaba Cloud GM shares top objectives for 2020
AliBaba Cloud Malaysia hosted local media to a Chinese New Year lunch at Majestic Hotel, recently. Besides catching up with the global public cloud provider, the media also had the opportunity to meet the new General Manager for Alibaba Cloud in Malaysia and Thailand, JordyCao.
When asked what were his top objectives for the new year, Jordy shared that he had a strategy to grow Alibaba Cloud’s partner ecosystem, as well as further empower them with training and enablement.
For example, Alibaba Cloud Thailand had just signed up its first distributor, just the week before, and this is just a sign of things to come for both the markets that he oversees.
The company recognises that the SME market is a segment that Alibaba Cloud hasn’t fully capitalised on, despite there being big demand from that audience.
Jordy had identified the startup and fintech industries, as market segments that Alibaba Cloud is targetting.
Internal requirements stress test
He also wanted to highlight Alibaba Cloud’s unique advantage, which is that 100-percent of the Alibaba Group’s core business runs on Alibaba Cloud infrastructure.
This is no mean feat, given the scale and velocity of online events Alibaba Group organises and conducts on a global level.
For example, Alibaba annual sales aka Singles’ Day, are legendary and highly anticipated online events, that has begun to surpass Cyber Monday as well as Black Friday events, in terms of sales value.
During the last Singles’ day event, Jordy shared that Alibaba Cloud’s infrastructure was able to handle 544,000 transactions per second, without any glitches.
This is a typical stress test that the cloud provider is used to experiencing when providing infrastructure for Alibaba’s group of companies.
Jordy concluded that the cloud provider would be bringing more valuable cloud solutions to market, giving customers and potential customers something to look forward to in 2020.