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Startup
Alibaba Cloud launches initiatives for startups, developers
“The interest of so many cutting-edge startups in our events signals the momentum of technological innovation in Singapore and across the APAC region."
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IaaS / Serverless Infrastructure
Alibaba Cloud launches cloud computer for enterprise in Singapore
Alibaba Cloud has launched its cloud computer in Singapore, with the inclusion of both the pocket-sized Wuying cloud computer and Elastic Desktop Service (EDS).
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Alibaba Cloud
Alibaba Cloud reports 50% revenue year-over-year growth and named a Leader in CDM by Gartner
Alibaba Cloud has been named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, after seeing its revenue for database products rise due to the pandemic.
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PaaS
Gartner recognises Alibaba Cloud for IaaS and PaaS abilities
Alibaba Cloud has been recognised by Gartner among global cloud service providers for its critical cloud abilities in compute, storage, network and security.
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Artificial Intelligence
Alibaba Cloud opens up IoT technology development platform
"This announcement is further proof of our continuous support for the RISC-V software ecosystem and our commitment to the open source community."
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Firewall
Alibaba Cloud recognised as a Challenger among global cybersecurity service providers for network firewalls
The announcement marks the first time that Gartner has recognised Alibaba Cloud as a Challenger in the field of network firewalls.
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Alibaba
The technology behind Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival
Alibaba’s recent 11.11 Global Shopping Festival was greener than usual this year, thanks to a boost in the cloud computing power behind the event.
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Open source
Alibaba unveils new in-house server chips and releases source for IoT processors
Alibaba Cloud has unveiled a new in-house processor designed for use in its data centres. 
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Gartner Magic Quadrant
Alibaba Cloud named a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant
Alibaba Cloud was named a Visionary in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services. 
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Blockchain
GSBN blockchain platform goes live, built in collaboration with Oracle, Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud
Global Shipping Business Network's blockchain platform has officially gone live to accelerate digital transformation in the global trade sector
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Olympic Games
Olympic Broadcasting Services hosted in Alibaba cloud for the first time
"This is perhaps the biggest technological change in the broadcasting industry for more than half a century."
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Cloud Security
Check Point expands cloud platform to support Alibaba Cloud
"As more enterprises move to the cloud, many are looking for the best solutions to manage their security and compliance posture across their entire cloud infrastructure."
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Commerce Systems
Alibaba Cloud 2021: eCommerce live streaming solution unveiled, plus $1b investment in APAC SMBs
The company announced $1b support for Asia Pacific SMBs, as well as a live streaming eCommerce service.
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Forrester Research
Forrester finds Alibaba Cloud a leader in FaaS
“We believe Function Compute’s recognition as a leader in Forrester’s evaluation underscores our ongoing commitment to growing our FaaS offering and empowering our clients."
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IaaS / Serverless Infrastructure
Alibaba Group ranks third in global IaaS market, first in APAC
"We believe the report is also a recognition of our increased efforts in the education sector to help schools continue their lessons during the coronavirus outbreak via leveraging our digital-learning solutions.”
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Cloud infrastructure spending reaches almost $40b in 2020's final quarter
AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud lead the cloud provider market, accounting for 65% of total cloud spend in the quarter.
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Digitisation
Asian cloud providers maintain strong reputation in the region
"With digitalisation so strong a trend, especially on the back of the pandemic, we believe there will be many new opportunities to build on the strong perception of the region’s cloud capabilities.”
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Cybersecurity
Alibaba Cloud and LGMS tackle hybrid and multi-cloud security
Alibaba Cloud and LGMS, a cybersecurity consulting company, are teaming up to tackle the challenge of security around digital transformation and hybrid cloud.
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Enterprise
Alibaba Cloud extends hybrid cloud offerings, aids with digital transformation
The company’s revamped hybrid cloud strategy focuses on bringing compatibility, security, compliance, scalability and reliability with its newly upgraded product offerings and its Hybrid Cloud Partner Program.
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Hybrid Cloud
Alibaba Cloud overhauls its hybrid cloud strategy
The company's Hybrid Cloud Partner Program, Hybrid Backup Recovery solution and Hybrid Cloud Storage Array have all seen significant enhancements.
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Gartner
Alibaba Cloud Leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management
The company’s DBMS has seen a doubling in demand year-over-year as more businesses are adopting database technologies.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Global cloud market grows 33% in Q3 2020 to $36.5 billion
A new surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States and Europe will continue this trend as social distancing measures are put back in place, meaning cloud will remain vital for sustaining business operations, remote working and learning, as well as customer engagement.
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Digital Transformation
Alibaba Cloud launches new cloud database solutions following market growth
"We want our customers to ride on the future trend, and we will continue to innovate and provide our customers with the best database technology so that together, we can build a solid foundation in their digital transformation process."
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Digitisation
Alibaba Cloud backs Singapore SMEs during COVID-19 struggles
As a result of COVID-19 Circuit Break measures, Alibaba Cloud has noted a growing demand for cloud technologies, particularly with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore.