15 May Alibaba Cloud and TAS unite to set new benchmark in cloud computing technology

15 May 2018. Sydney, Australia. TAS, a leading technology provider for the financial services industry (FSI), has today announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud that marks a new era of cloud services to the FSI market and broader industries in Australia.

The partnership will solidify a new opportunity for businesses to access premium managed and self-managed cloud services in Australia that will enhance customer offerings like no other.

With a mutual dedication to being at the forefront of cloud technology solutions, the exciting partnership will see TAS and Alibaba Cloud provide a managed, compliant and secure cloud offering that will primarily span the APAC region – under the company name of TAS Cloud Pty Limited (TAScloud).

TAS Chief Executive Officer, Shane Baker, says the collaboration will be a game changer for the company.

“It broadens TAS’ technology solutions while enhancing our 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 holds cutting edge services at its core.”

TAS Chief Technology Officer, Stephen Bebb, says, “The growing concern around securely innovating in a scalable manner is prompting the financial services industry to invest more heavily in cloud-based services to engage with customers and suppliers in ways not imaginable only a few years ago while addressing sophisticated cyber security threats as a core architecture foundation.

“The TAS and Alibaba partnership places the utmost importance on ground-breaking innovative services, scale, security, and customer engagement and supplier service interoperability.”

The partnership reflects TAS’s commitment to delivering exceptional performance and driving optimal results for its customers, with Alibaba’s eWTP (Electronic World Trade Platform) set to provide a key competitive differentiator.

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

“Emerging technology along the lines of blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are changing the cloud computing landscape, with the sector advancing at lightning speed. TAS is proud to be at the forefront of this ground-breaking technology as a result of our new partnership with Alibaba Cloud,” Mr. Baker added.

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.

Being aligned with APRA financial services requirements and ITIL aligned with a focus on security and compliance, TAS is well-positioned to deliver a secure cloud platform to financial institutions wanting scalable and sophisticated innovative solutions. For 30 years, TAS has managed and serviced the most business-critical systems for over 60 financial institutions in the most regulated sector in the Australian market. ~ENDS

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.

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.

Media Contacts

Prue Roberts
Manning & Co (on behalf of TAS)
+61 (02) 9555 5233

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