Alibaba Cloud launches $30m Global SME Enablement Program
The company’s aim is to equip its customers with the solutions needed to maintain business continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alibaba Cloud has launched a Global SME Enablement Program to provide cloud technology relief worth more than $30 million to new and existing small and medium-enterprise (SME) customers around the world.
Under the program, the company’s new SME customers worldwide will have the ability to apply for the relief between now and June 22 to start using a portfolio of proven solutions from Alibaba Clouds.
The portfolio consists of a support package with 12 key products, including Elastic Compute Service (ECS), to help with low latency, and Object Storage Service (OSS), an encrypted service for data storage and backup in the cloud, as well as Alibaba Cloud Academy Courses.
“COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges and vulnerabilities to the global economy and especially to SMEs, who are often faced with financial constraints and limited access to technological support,” said Selina Yuan, President of International Business, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
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“Since its inception, Alibaba Cloud has always been committed to helping businesses of all sizes and making it easy to do business anywhere.
“The Alibaba Cloud Global SME Enablement Program aims to provide much needed and timely relief to SMEs so they can rapidly respond to the current crisis while speeding up their digital transformation and emerging from the current pandemic stronger and more resilient.”
The company revealed that its existing customers will be able to apply for product coupons between now and June 22 to help them expand or upgrade their cloud applications.
Alibaba Cloud will reach out to SME associations to help meet their members’ technology needs as they fight the pandemic.
Last month, Alibaba Cloud announced it has offered medical personnel around the world advanced cloud-based technology applications in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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