KPMG International and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, have announced plans to form an alliance to help clients expand into new markets through cloud-based digital services.
The alliance is expected to roll out in Australia over 2019, with Australian clients who are seeking access to the China market to be provided with local cloud services from Alibaba Cloud.
As one of the world’s leading global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers, and China's largest provider of public cloud services, Alibaba Cloud will be the latest global cloud provider to join KPMG’s alliance community.
“We’re very pleased to form an alliance with Alibaba Cloud as this relationship will further our commitment to help Australian clients address key transformation priorities in the areas of growth, innovation and operational efficiency,” said KPMG Australia head of alliances, Simon Benson.
“As Australian and Chinese businesses continue to embark on their cloud transformation strategies to address these challenges, they can feel confident that KPMG Australia and Alibaba Cloud teams together can address their specific needs for global, scalable, cloud-based digital solutions.”
As part of the alliance, KPMG and Alibaba Cloud will form a global joint strategy team comprised of KPMG and Alibaba Cloud software and systems architects and engineers to develop cloud infrastructure services for clients expanding into new markets, with a focus on data security, regulatory compliance and seamless integration.
“Alibaba Cloud is excited to drive innovations across different industries and businesses together with KPMG, and to address the ever-growing needs of high performance and secure cloud infrastructure,” said Alibaba Cloud president Simon Hu.
“Through our alliance, we will help empower KPMG clients with cutting edge cloud technologies and experience to advance digital transformation in various verticals.”
Jotham Lian is the news editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.
Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.