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Alibaba Cloud ranked first in APAC by Gartner for IaaS

29 Apr 2019

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and data intelligence arm of Alibaba Group, has been named first in Asia Pacific market share for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and IUS (Infrastructure Utility Services) in two consecutive years as per Gartner’s latest report revealed earlier this month named Market Share: IT Services, 2018. It has also retained its top three global provider position in the same space.

According to this Market Share conducted by global analyst firm Gartner, Alibaba Cloud led the Asia Pacific market for IaaS and IUS with a 19.6% market share (+4.7% market share gain from 2017). 

The technology innovator is followed by 11.0% and 8.0% market shares of the second (AWS) and third player (Microsoft) respectively in Asia Pacific in 2018.

Alibaba Cloud boasts a strong network in Asia Pacific, with 15 availability zones in the region outside mainland China, covering Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Japan markets. 

It is the only global cloud provider that has set up local data centres in Indonesia and Malaysia, offering a wide range of cloud and data analytics products.

Alibaba Group VP Lancelot Guo says, “It is very encouraging that our continued dedication to enabling cloud development across industries in both Asia Pacific and globally has been recognised by world’s leading research and advisory company. 

“As the only global cloud provider originating from Asia, we will continue to champion millions of businesses through our world-class infrastructure, advanced analytics tools and thriving ecosystem

Alibaba Cloud has championed the development of cloud and data intelligence in Asia Pacific since its inception 10 years ago and has helped significantly improve the cost-efficiency and lower other barriers to technology adoption by businesses of all sizes around the globe. 

The company has been the technology and public cloud platform underpinning the entire Alibaba economy from e-commerce and payment, to logistics and supply chain management.

The scalability, reliability, and security of Alibaba Cloud are paramount to the Alibaba Group business and the platform has successfully sustained real-world tests on a daily basis, most notably during the Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, supporting USD30.8 billion of transactions within a single day.