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Alibaba Cloud is reaching out to as many small businesses globally as possible; gives free coupons

Alibaba Cloud is reaching out to as many small businesses globally as possible; gives free coupons

Many tech giants are stepping up to help other small business to keep their businesses up and running in such a time of crisis. Among such tech giants, Cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group — Alibaba Cloud, is tapping into the Covid-19 crisis to reach out to as many small businesses globally as possible for its services. The company is offering its cloud solutions worth over $30 million to small and medium enterpri  reach out to as many small businesses globally as possible ses (SME) to help them sustain Covid-19 crisis.

Alibaba Cloud has recently launched an amazing Global SME Enablement Program to provide new and existing SME customers globally with a package of cloud products such as Elastic Compute Service (ECS), which powers cloud applications with low latency, Object Storage Service (OSS), an encrypted service for data storage and backup in the cloud, and Alibaba Cloud Academy that offers online courses in new technologies. The initiative is likely to ramp up its customer base from the existing over 1 million paying users.

To avail the package for 12 services to adopt or expand their cloud applications, new SMEs can apply for a $300 ‘coupon’ from Thursday onwards till June 22, according to the details available on its website. For existing paying SMEs, the package is worth $500 for eight ‘advanced’ products around database, networking and security such as cloud enterprise network, web application firewall etc. “India has a vision to increase the contribution from its MSME’s to its national GDP to 50 per cent and a large part of that growth will be possible in this day and age through empowering companies with technology,” said Alex Li, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud South Asia.


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