July 11, 2018

Alibaba strikes deals with Siemens and Bolloré to boost cloud and IoT

The alliances seek to accelerate the adoption of cloud and IoT products in order to strengthen Alibaba’s position in the global market.

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Cloud giant Alibaba have struck deals with tech giant Siemens and Bolloré logistics to boost IoT (Internet of Things) as well as cloud capabilities. With these partnership deals, Alibaba will be accelerating the adoption of cloud and IoT products to fortify their standing in the global market.

According to Alibaba, the demand for cloud as well as IoT products is on the rise across various industries as a result of its flexible technology. They believe that the myriad applications of both cloud, as well as IoT, make them a perfect fit to cater to different IT needs.

By partnering with Siemens, Alibaba say that they will be leveraging the former’s cloud-based analytics and connectivity portal MindSphere to support China’s manufacturing upgrade, transformation and other industrial internet initiatives. Speaking about this deal, Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG, commented:

This cooperation is a landmark deal for bringing Industrie 4.0-solutions to China as the world’s powerhouse of manufacturing.

Our customers will be able to unlock the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things with MindSphere now also on the leading Chinese cloud platform. Today, we further strengthen our global leadership in automating and digitalising the Industrial world.

As far as their partnership with Bolloré is concerned, Alibaba say that they have agreed to share best practices, market knowledge and collaborate on cloud-based, and data software projects. They say that Alibaba will be leveraging their logistics network Cainiao, to push their e-Commerce goals jointly with Bolloré.

Speaking about this alliance, Simon Hu, senior vice president of Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud, commented:

The sophisticated cloud services provided by Alibaba Cloud and the expertise of Bolloré Group will complement each other and create synergy in servicing our customers more effectively.