Global Cloud Xchange signs interconnection agreement with Alibaba Cloud

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Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, has entered into an agreement with Alibaba Cloud to provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion in Singapore, offering enterprise customers robust cloud solutions.

Cloud X Fusion is part of GCX’s Cloud X portfolio, a proprietary platform designed to seamlessly combine the speed and power of fiber optics with the agility, flexibility and cost-efficiencies of “pay-as-you-go” cloud computing – available globally and controlled by a simple-to-use user portal.

Alibaba Cloud’s Express Connect provides fast, stable and secure network connections between different cloud environments, including VPC intranet intercommunication and dedicated leased line connections across regions and users. With Express Connect, enterprises can increase the flexibility of their network topology and enhance the quality and security of inter-network communication.

GCX says Cloud X Fusion provide seamless, low latency connectivity across developed and emerging markets in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, which will give enterprises security, reliability and predictability as they connect to Alibaba Cloud services on a dynamic usage-based consumption.

“As the cloud revolution continues and innovation becomes even more rapid and breath-taking, we see an exponential growth in connectivity requirements and robust infrastructure especially with the rapidly evolving Internet ecosystem in China,” said Bill Barney, CEO of Reliance Communications and Global Cloud Xchange.

“As we enter a new era of digital transformation, businesses across the globe require new levels of support to tap into the emerging opportunities of data technology and data intelligence,” said Jiong Sun, Vice President of Alibaba Group and Alibaba Cloud. “Through the interconnection of Alibaba Cloud Express Connect and GCX’s Cloud X Fusion, customers will benefit from added flexibility and global reach to improve competitiveness in the new paradigm.”

The signing ceremony took place Wednesday during the Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference in Nanjing, China.

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