Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications Service Provider, has joined the Alibaba Cloud Partner Network to deliver on-demand private connectivity to one of the world’s fastest growing Cloud platforms.
Alibaba Cloud, the Cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, is connected to the Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform across multiple data centre locations in Asia, Europe and North America.
Epsilon’s partners gain a direct link into the world’s largest Cloud ecosystems. With the click-of-a-button, they can directly interconnect with leading Cloud Service Providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and now Alibaba Cloud.
Leased line connections established via Express Connect allows Epsilon customers to activate high-speed, dedicated connectivity to guarantee the stability and reliability of communications and services activated within the platform. It also offers a strong level of security as all data is transmitted via private infrastructure, with no risk of being exposed to the Internet.
“Alibaba Cloud is a massive player in Asia and has one of the fastest growing public Cloud platforms in the world. Our partnership means that we are able to continuously expand our ecosystem of Cloud providers in Infiny, while supporting the rapid adoption of Cloud locally, regionally and across the globe,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “We are truly providing a platform that reduces the procurement and management of global connectivity and private Cloud access from a single source.”
Alibaba Cloud was founded in September 2009 and is now China’s largest public Cloud Service Provider. Alibaba Cloud was also ranked a top three Cloud Services Provider globally in the newly published Market Share Analysis: IaaS and IUS, Worldwide, 2017 report issued by Gartner. Its high performance, elastic Cloud computing platform is supported by an advanced network of 49 availability zones across 18 economic centres globally.
“The global Cloud market is evolving rapidly and on-demand connectivity will drive increased Cloud adoption around the world. Agile networking enables Cloud services to be successful and helps enterprises to scale as and when they need, according to business demand,” said Yeming Wang, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud EMEA. “We are excited to become a partner in Epsilon’s growing ecosystem of providers. We believe Infiny will contribute to simplifying the Cloud ecosystem and accelerate the growth of new services globally.”
Infiny is a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform that gives users on-demand connectivity across Epsilon’s Global Interconnect Fabric which includes more than 600 Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers and Internet Exchanges (IXs). It offers partners a web portal and API-enabled approach to global connectivity that delivers flexible, scalable and high-performance networking from a single unified platform.