Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba group, announced that it has partnered with the Korea Indie Game Society, a corporation that supports the growth of the domestic game industry, to boost digital transformation of small and medium-sized game companies in Korea and accelerate their entry into the global market.
Under the terms of the partnership, Alibaba Cloud will provide free cloud-related training and professional consultation to Korea’s leading independent game companies. Eligible Korean businesses will benefit from easy access to advanced cloud computing technologies and ecosystem support from Alibaba Cloud.
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Leveraging Alibaba Cloud’s leading technologies and global infrastructure, Korean gaming companies will be able to expand into overseas market – especially Southeast Asia – more smoothly and efficiently. Alibaba Cloud will also assist game companies in engaging with local and global investors to help grow their business internationally.
“We have seen increasing demand from Korean gaming companies for cloud products and services, ranging from resilient global networks to stable computing, security capabilities and real-time data analytics. We are excited about working with the Korea Indie Game Society to help more independent Korean game companies with outstanding flair, creativity, and potential, to gain recognition, grow rapidly and expand overseas,” said Unique Song, general manager of Korea and Japan, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.
“With Alibaba Cloud’s wealth of experience and global capabilities, we are happy to empower independent Korean game companies to build the capabilities necessary to succeed locally and globally,” said Choi Hoon, the president of the Korea Indie Game Society.
With 85 availability zones in 28 regions globally, Alibaba Cloud entered the Korean market in 2016 and established its first data center in Korea in March of this year. It has introduced proven technologies from the Alibaba ecosystem to serve a wide array of Korean customers in various industries including retail, finance, media & entertainment, and internet companies. It also announced plans to continue to invest in Korean businesses by fostering digital talent and expanding local recruitment.
Last year, Alibaba Cloud announced a support program for Korean SMEs in the gaming sector to provides tailored support that addresses pain points for the industry. The program includes regular meetings with Alibaba Cloud technical experts and access to the company’s Asia business expansion services.
About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com) is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. It offers a complete suite of cloud services to customers worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large-scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services. Alibaba maintained its position as the third leading public cloud IaaS service provider globally since 2018, according to IDC. Alibaba is the world’s third leading and Asia Pacific’s leading IaaS provider by revenue in U.S. dollars since 2018, according to Gartner.
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