Singtel Cloud Access enables faster and safer connectivity to Alibaba Cloud
Singapore, 19 June, 2017 – Singtel today announced a collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, which connects Singtel’s Cloud Access service to Alibaba Cloud, allowing enterprises around the world to access its cloud applications more quickly and securely.
Singtel Cloud Access service is based on Singtel’s extensive Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) with 428 Points-of-Presence (PoP) around the world. The service allows enterprises to access cloud applications through a secure, private network, rather than internet-based connections which are vulnerable to disruptions. With reliable and high-speed connectivity, enterprises can perform business-critical functions more cost-efficiently, wherever they are.
“Riding on Singtel’s extensive IP VPN, enterprises in China and Singapore will find the new connection particularly useful as it eases their operations and business expansion seamlessly,” said Mr Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise at Singtel. “Coupled with Singtel’s network of data centres in the region, Singtel can support Chinese enterprises, including software and cloud service companies, with comprehensive ICT and managed services,” he added.
Singtel will first roll out the cloud access service in Singapore and Hong Kong, before offering it in the United States and Europe.
“We are happy to partner with Singtel to serve customers’ growing need for faster connectivity and more robust cloud infrastructure both in China and worldwide,” said Mr Ethan Yu, Vice President of Alibaba Group and General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Global. “This is a step further in our ongoing commitment to providing best-in-class global cloud infrastructure for our 2.3 million customers."
Alibaba Cloud is one of the world’s leading cloud computing companies and the leading cloud services provider in China. It is the latest addition to Singtel’s partner network which provides secure connections to the world’s leading public cloud providers such as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM SoftLayer and Google across 30 global cities.