Alibaba's Cloud Service First to Obtain a TPN Certification

Alibaba Cloud points to the certificate as proof of the industry's confidence in its IaaS technology.

Author: Anthony Russo   

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s (NYSE: BABA; HKEX: 9988) data intelligence arm is now the first public cloud provider in the world to acquire a Trusted Partner Network (TPN) certification.

Alibaba Cloud, which was established in 2009, called the certification "significant" and "validating of the entertainment industry confidence in its robust security and trustworthiness as a cloud service provider". 

The TPN is a joint venture between two major entertainment organizations with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA). It aims to ensure content security, prevent leaks, breaches and hacks of movies and TV shows before they are released.

"With such high value and sensitive assets to protect, production houses are naturally drawn to the solutions that offer the highest levels of security. Not only does the TPN certification recognize the effort that Alibaba Cloud has made to deliver industry leading levels of security, it also acknowledges the dependability, flexibility and scalability of our cloud-based platform," Yuanbin Zheng, Head of Security Compliance and Privacy at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said.

He added, "Furthermore, as the first public cloud vendor to be accredited with the TPN certification, the accolade further reinforces Alibaba Cloud's market-leading position as well as its solutions' now proven ability to meet the needs of the entertainment industry."

Alibaba Cloud is among the world's top three IaaS (infrastructure as a service) providers, according to Gartner.  Examples of other IaaS providers are Amazon EC2, Windows Azure, Rackspace and Google Compute Engine.

Based in Hangzhou, Alibaba Cloud is the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to market intelligence from International Data Corp.  Operating in more than 200 countries and regions, Alibaba Cloud has over 1 million paying customers, according to its website.

In New York, shares in Alibaba closed 2% lower on Tuesday, at $222.26 apiece.