15 May Alibaba Cloud and TAS announce partnership to lead the way in cloud services for Financial Industry in Australia

15 May 2018. Sydney, Australia. TAS, a leading technology partner for the financial services sector and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, have announced a partnership that marks a new era of cloud services to the financial services industry (FSI) in Australia.

In this partnership, TAS and Alibaba Cloud will provide a managed, compliant and secure cloud system to further solidify TAS’s longstanding reputation of being a trusted technology partner for the financial services industry and help to further cement Alibaba’s entry into the Australian market.

With TAS’s 30 years of deep industry experience and an excellent track record of delivering exceptional end-to-end outcomes for 60 financial institutions – together with Alibaba Cloud’s strong reputation as a leading global cloud provider with solutions across Big Data, Security and AI – this partnership will make for an exciting and logical collaboration that will primarily span the APAC region.

The partnership will solidify a new opportunity for businesses to access premium cloud managed and unmanaged services in Australia; focusing on enhancing customer offerings like no other.

Alibaba Cloud, which boasts millions of customers worldwide, has been present in Australia since 2016. As a subsidiary of the Chinese internet and e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, Alibaba Cloud possesses a comprehensive global network of data centre and cloud computing services ranging from data crunching, cloud security to cloud based artificial intelligence solutions.

TAS Chief Executive Officer, Shane Baker, says this will be a game changer for the company, broadening TAS’ portfolio while enhancing the company’s competitive positioning in the growing Australian cloud market.

“As a trusted advisor in FSI, TAS is very pleased to be partnering with a highly regarded global cloud computing company that is cutting edge with its services that will give our clients unparalleled advantages that align with our commitment to provide exceptional tech solutions,” Mr. Baker said.

“We will be able to leverage the huge Alibaba ecosystem across ecommerce, technology and finance arenas and our clients will be well-placed to connect into Asia.”

While TAS will remain Cloud vendor agnostic, customers will be provided with TAS Certified Alibaba engineers and trainers, impressive price points, and access to the latest technologies including facial recognition, AI, and analytics.

Alibaba Cloud’s ASEAN and ANZ General Manager Raymond Ma labelled the partnership with TAS a mutually beneficial tie-up that would add value to both firms and deliver customer outcomes.

“Alibaba Cloud and TAS share the same commitment to customer excellence with a deep knowledge to deliver value through cutting-edge technology,” Mr Ma said.

“We are happy to have found a like-minded business partner in TAS and look forward to setting a new industry benchmark in the way of cloud deliverables for the financial services market.”

TAS is aligned with APRA financial services requirements and ITIL aligned with a focus on security and compliance. The partnership cloud solutions will be delivered under the company name of TAS Cloud Pty Limited (TAScloud). ~ENDS

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

About TAS

TAS (www.tas.business) is a leading provider of technology services to the Australian financial services market. TAS has been in operation since 1989 and is Australian-owned and operated. TAS has gained extensive experience in delivering the highest levels of availability, compliance and quality of service through many years of servicing one on the most highly regulated industries – Banking and Finance. They have delivered high-level services to 60 financial institution customers. Further details on TAScloud can be found at www.tascloud.global.

Media Contacts

Sindy Shi
Alibaba Group
+86 150 2192 5635
rouoyun.sry@alibaba-inc.com

Prue Roberts
Manning & Co (on behalf of TAS)
+61 (02) 9555 5233
prue@manningandco.com.au



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