Amidst the trade war between the U.S. and China dominating the headlines these days came a bit of a heartwarming news: Partnering of Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing entity under Alibaba Group and Palo Alto Networks, the cybersecurity giant based out of the U.S.
The two behemoths on last Friday announced a partnership in the domain of technology at the Computing Conference 2018 in Hangzhou, China. It was hosted by Alibaba.
To elaborate it, Palo Alto Networks has offered its highly sophisticated security services for the organizations switching their business critical applications to Alibaba Cloud. It would help them protect their crucial data and other applications from cyber attacks and hacking.
Alibaba Cloud, under Alibaba Group, offers a clutch of cloud computing services to support its customers’ online businesses worldwide. It leverages the same to support its own ecommerce ecosystem, which is the largest in China.
This is an important development as Alibaba, which currently dominates the private sector is also trying to capture the government sector.
Alibaba Cloud is headquartered in Singapore and has offices worldwide in the following places – Bengaluru, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, London, Jakarta, Paris, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney, San Mateo, New York, and Hong Kong.
The collaboration between the two companies comes at a crucial juncture when the trade ware between the U.S. and China intensifying with each side threatening to slap more tariffs on each other, after already having gone ahead with the first round which has roiled the economy worldwide.