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ABC Data in deal to provide Alibaba Cloud to CEE

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, now has a strategic partnership with distributor ABC Data.  ABC Data has become its distributor in Poland and other countries of the CEE region, including Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia.

The ABC Data Cloud platform will provide the full range of cloud products and services offered by Alibaba Cloud, including virtual servers, hosting, data backup and storage, network solutions, Internet-of-Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, via ABC Data Cloud, ABC Data’s proprietary e-commerce platform.

Polish companies that want to use the cloud solutions offered by Alibaba Cloud will have access to technical support in Polish. A customer’s data will be stored in the Alibaba Cloud data centre in Frankfurt or, depending on the customer’s preferences, in one of 17 other Alibaba Cloud data centres around the world. Resellers of cloud solutions will also get comprehensive support, as well as the simplified and friendly procedure of communication, from the professionals of ABC Data trained by Alibaba Cloud, it says.

Resources from Alibaba Group to provide tailored solutions to local businesses will be made available to help expand their operations in China and the Asia Pacific region.

Toni Cheng, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Germany and CEE said: “We are very pleased to partner with a well-connected local partner such as ABC Data. The partnership marks an exciting step towards our goal of further advancing our technology and expanding our presence to Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. Alibaba Cloud aims to become the preferred cloud service provider for all size of businesses in the region by providing a full range of cloud solutions and helping them to extend their footprint in China and Asia.”

“We are constantly expanding our cloud portfolio, adding to it solutions offered by the industry’s leading vendors”, says Ilona Weiss, CEO of ABC Data Group. “We will provide access to the cutting-edge solutions offered by Alibaba Cloud via ABC Data Cloud and we predict that more and more CEE companies will decide to move their IT resources to the cloud”.