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China’s Alibaba Cloud has announced a partnership with cloud-first managed SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) provider Aryaka.
Aryaka says the partnership will enable high-performance global connectivity, with unified service-level agreements (SLAs) and a “superior” experience for customers in the Asia Pacific region and internationally.
The partnership is also designed to help Alibaba Cloud customers in China extend their reach abroad, using a global service that integrates SLA-driven connectivity with application acceleration, security, WAN optimisation, SaaS (software as a service) access, last-mile services and global orchestration.
The same advantages are also claimed to apply to enterprises outside the Alibaba Cloud footprint, which can now tap into Aryaka’s end-to-end global WAN for access into China. In effect, Aryaka claims to be providing a global on-ramp to the Alibaba Cloud.
Under the partnership, Alibaba will also offer the Aryaka SmartServices portfolio via the Alibaba Cloud International Marketplace. Alibaba and Aryaka’s joint reseller partner, Netbank, will offer services in China.
Alibaba Cloud is recognised as the largest public cloud provider in China and Asia Pacific, with a 41.7% market share in China and 28.2% across APAC in 2019. It has 21 regions and 63 availability zones around the world, serving millions of customers.
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