Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group's (NYSE: BABA) cloud computing and data management platform developer unit Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud) recently announced that it will publicly offer IPv6 services in partnership with China's big three telecom companies. AliCloud plans to provide IPv6 services to 10 mln companies and 10 bln devices within the next five years, according to Jiang Jiangwei, head of AliCloud Technology R&D.
AliCloud will partner closely with China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom to achieve full connection between "cloud, pipes, and device" so that the user's device, the telecom company's network, and cloud-based application can all simultaneously support IPv6.
AliCloud will provide companies with one-stop convenient IPv6 upgrade solutions, capable of upgrading business systems in as little as a few minutes while also guaranteeing uninterrupted service.
Alibaba Group online video site operator Youku Tudou is using AliCloud for IPv6-based high-definition live streaming of World Cup games.