Esri and Alibaba Cloud to Bring Enhanced Location Intelligence Technology to Cloud Users
REDLANDS, California — Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, announced on today(April 12, 2018) that it has entered into a Collaborative Agreement with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group. This agreement will enable both organisations to deliver enhanced options to customers seeking to implement their Esri technology on Alibaba Cloud.
Esri President and Founder, Jack Dangermond, described the agreement as both a recognition of successful implementations and a shared belief that location intelligence in cloud infrastructure was pivotal to addressing customer needs and solving real-world problems — especially those that need scalable computing, storage, and networking capabilities.
“We’ve seen our users achieve amazing results already with Esri technology in Alibaba Cloud,” said Dangermond. “This has been possible as both organisations have engineered interoperable and compatible technology, based on industry standards. The agreement will now bring our engineers together to collaborate on shared initiatives that deliver the next wave of location intelligence innovation on the cloud.”
Esri’s sole authorized distributor in Mainland China, Esri China, has a proven track record in helping customers implement Esri technology on Alibaba Cloud. The Ningxia Land and Resources Bureau has built their own foundational geospatial data platform using Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise technology on Alibaba Cloud. The customer has consolidated their electronic map data, imagery, survey and 3-dimensional data in to a “one stop” catalogue used by all functions and levels of the Ningxia Autonomous Region government.
Esri China’s President, Frances Ho, has witnessed the rapid migration of location intelligence capabilities to Cloud infrastructure, and believes that this will continue. “Organizations are rapidly adopting geographic information systems (GIS) and combining it with the strong capabilities of cloud technology,” said Ho. “Our users already rely on ArcGIS Enterprise and Alibaba Cloud to do this reliably and efficiently, using world-class innovation from our GIS experts in China, the United States, and around the world.”
About Alibaba Cloud
As the cloud computing arm and the business unit of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of global cloud computing services to power both our international customers’ online businesses and Alibaba Group’s own e-commerce ecosystem. Alibaba Cloud’s International operations are registered and headquartered in Singapore, and the company has international teams stationed in Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, San Mateo, Seoul, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Sydney.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and location analytics to inform the most authoritative maps in the world. Visit us at esri.com.
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