Alibaba and SoftBank form cloud computing joint ventureStaff writer ▼ | May 16, 2016
Alibaba Group and SoftBank jointly announced the establishment of SB Cloud Corporation (SB Cloud).
Technology To meet the various needs of Japanese customers
SB Cloud will open a new data center in Japan and provide competitive and enhanced public cloud computing services from Alibaba Cloud to meet the various needs of Japanese customers, ranging from startups to multinational companies.
The joint venture will enable Alibaba Cloud to further expand its cloud computing service platform with SoftBank's extensive business customer base in Japan, which comprises numerous global organizations.
SB Cloud will play a key role in supporting Alibaba Cloud's business presence in the Japan market where the demand for public cloud computing services is growing rapidly.
It will provide Japanese enterprises with Alibaba Cloud's diverse offerings, including data storage and processing services, enterprise-level middleware as well as cloud security services. ■