Rewind 2020: A Look Back at Alibaba Cloud’s Biggest Achievements This Year

№1: Alibaba Cloud Named First Public Cloud Vendor in the World to Obtain Trusted Partner Network (TPN) Certification

Alibaba Cloud announced in January 2020 that it became the first public cloud vendor in the world to obtain the prestigious Trusted Partner Network (TPN) certification. This was an achievement that validated the entertainment industry’s confidence in our robust security and trustworthiness as a cloud service provider. With viewing consumption habits changing rapidly, broadcast platforms constantly evolving, and new production techniques emerging globally, Alibaba Cloud has successfully helped the entertainment industry to revolutionize how it works in order to respond to and embrace these changing dynamics by offering a highly secure, dependable, flexible and scalable cloud-based platform.

№2: Alibaba Cloud Offers E-commerce Solutions and AI Cloud Services to Help Battle Covid-19 Globally

№3: Alibaba Cloud Launches USD 30 Million Global SME Enablement Program

Alibaba Cloud announced the Global SME Enablement Program at its Digital Cloud Day. This program was launched to provide cloud technology relief worth more than USD 30 million to new and existing small and medium-enterprise (SME) customers around the world, and equip them with the solutions needed to maintain business continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

№4: Alibaba Named by Gartner as Third Biggest Global Provider for IaaS and First in Asia Pacific

№5: Alibaba Cloud Launches Free Bi-Monthly e-Magazine

Alibaba Cloud e-Magazine is a free bi-monthly digital publication produced by Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International, with the aim of helping our customers understand our brand better. The magazine features the latest news, stories, and technologies of Alibaba Cloud, which will give you a better insight into how technology is changing the world and shaping the future as exemplified by our endeavors.

№6: The Rise of Livestreaming and Webinars

2020 has been dubbed as “the year of livestreaming” by many due to the rise of interactive video tools and platforms, such as DingTalk, which allow businesses to interact with customers virtually amid COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. In fact, Alibaba Cloud was also quick to adopt various digital channels to continually interact with our customers, hosting hundreds of webinars in the past year. This includes our Academy Day Online Conference, Digital Alibaba Cloud Day, Alibaba Cloud and DingTalk Joint Online Conference, Alibaba Cloud Summit Live!, and the Apsara Conference 2020.

Highlight 7: Apsara Conference Went Fully Digital

Highlight 8: 2020 Double 11 Breaks Multiple Records

Highlight 9: Alibaba Cloud Named Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems (DBMS)

Alibaba Cloud, in November, was named a leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, marking the first time a Chinese provider was able to achieve such a feat. According to Gartner, “Leaders demonstrate the most support for a broad range of DBMS use cases, based on support for a wide range of data types and diversity of development models (such as multicloud, intercloud and hybrid). These vendors demonstrate consistent customer satisfaction and strong customer support…generally represent the lowest risk for customers in the areas for performance, scalability, reliability and support.”

Looking Ahead to an Exciting 2021

These achievements illustrate just some of the many ways Alibaba Cloud has strived to provide only the best for our customers. There are a lot more that you can find on our blog and the official press room. We hope to build on our achievements in the years ahead, and we hope to embark on this journey together with you in 2021.

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