Es­tab­lish­ing cloud-like ties

Alibaba signs MoU with MDEC, Alibaba Cloud to es­tab­lish data cen­ter in Malaysia.

HWM (Malaysia) - - REPORT -

Alibaba, the Hangzhou Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment, and the Malaysia Dig­i­tal Econ­omy Cor­po­ra­tion (MDEC) signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) last month, which would al­low the China-based com­pany to in­stall its first e-hubs in the two coun­tries un­der the Elec­tronic World Trade Plat­form (eWTP).

The MoU seeks to en­able the build­ing of in­fra­struc­ture for seam­less cross-border e-com­merce trade be­tween Malaysia and China. The three par­ties agree to work to­gether to ex­plore po­ten­tial strate­gic col­lab­o­ra­tions, a plan that is con­sis­tent with Alibaba’s vi­sion of eWTP.

“Alibaba Cloud is help­ing to re­al­ize the eWTP vi­sion by es­tab­lish­ing cloud in­fra­struc­ture to fa­cil­i­tate seam­less cross-border on­line busi­nesses for Malaysian en­ter­prises. We look for­ward to lay­ing the dig­i­tal foun­da­tion for Malaysia in the new global econ­omy, equip­ping the coun­try with fu­ture-proof on­line mar­ket­places, as well as pay­ment, lo­gis­tics, cloud com­put­ing and big data ser­vices that work seam­lessly in the ecosys­tem. By do­ing so, we can sup­port busi­nesses of all sizes to re­al­ize their full eco­nomic po­ten­tial and ac­cess the global mar­ket for their goods and ser­vices,” Simon Hu, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent of Alibaba Group and Pres­i­dent of Alibaba Cloud said.

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud com­put­ing arm of Alibaba Group, will take part in the Malaysia Mul­ti­me­dia Su­per Cor­ri­dor ini­tia­tives, with a planned data cen­ter in Malaysia later this year and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram for lo­cal tech tal­ents, in or­der to help lo­cal SMEs to suc­ceed in the dig­i­tal age through tech­nol­ogy, such as big data and the In­ter­net of Things (IoT).

Prime Min­is­ter Dato’ Sri Mohd Na­jib Tun Ab­dul Razak (sec­ond from left) pre­sent­ing Jack Ma, Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of Alibaba Group (sec­ond from right), with MSC Malaysia Sta­tus Cer­tifi­cate to Alibaba Group, while be­ing wit­nessed by Dato’ Yasmin Mah­mood, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of MDEC (far left) and Daniel Zhang, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Alibaba Group (far right).

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