Beijing (PingWest)- Whale Cloud, a cloud computing subsidiary of Alibaba Group, has inked a three-year contract with Zain Saudi Arabia, a major mobile network operator in Saudi Arabia, to help the operator launch a public cloud service in Saudi Arabia. Whale Cloud will help Zain KSA to deploy, operate and maintain a public cloud platform and further assist the operator with vertical solutions to serve the enterprise markets.
With this public cloud infrastructure, Zain KSA plans to offer its customers vertical solutions such as IoT under the brand "Zain Cloud". Whale Cloud will provide technical support to Zain's customers.
"We believe this partnership will strengthen Zain's capabilities in cloud-based services and help Zain to provide differentiated services to its customers. Whale Cloud will work closely with Zain to ensure Zain's public cloud services stand out among its competitors," said Bao Zhongjun, CEO of Whale Cloud. "We hope this collaboration will be the first step in building a long-term partnership as we aim to be an important strategic asset to drive digital transformation for our customers."