Alibaba Cloud has unveiled the next iteration of its cloud computing platform at the company’s Aspara virtual conference in Hangzhou, China.
During the event, Alibaba Group CTO Jeff Zhang introduced Alibaba Cloud 2.0 with the goal of making cloud technology accessible to everyone “just like water and electricity are”.
The company’s updated cloud computing platform allows operations to be more user-friendly and intuitive, while more organizations can move their workloads to the cloud.
According to Zhang, Alibaba Cloud 2.0 is an all-in-one platform supplemented with an Aspara system and a digital native operating system.
Alibaba Cloud 2.0
In his keynote speech, Zhang explained how he thinks Alibaba Cloud 2.0 will change the way businesses run workloads in the cloud, saying:
“I think Alibaba Cloud 2.0 will change the way we run our workloads on the Cloud and the way we deploy applications. It marks the beginning of a ‘digital age’ that will lead to a smarter society, with smarter organizations and companies. ”
The digital native operating system of the cloud computing platform will also be “intelligent, future-proof, mobile and big data driven”, according to Zhang. Alibaba Cloud 2.0 will also be able to provide a mobile and intelligent cloud platform for application development through the DingTalk integration.
While Alibaba has made big claims about its upgraded cloud computing platform, we won’t know how well it will perform until customers start using it for themselves.