Alibaba Cloud becomes your initial cloud computing company to obtain C5 attestation with added demands (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Alibaba Cloud becomes your initial cloud computing company to obtain C5 attestation with added demands (Photo: Business Wire)

FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, announced today that it had completed its evaluation for the Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5) set from the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany, also known as Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI). Alibaba Cloud is the world cloud provider to achieve this attestation together with the requirements. The attestation covers Elastic Compute Service (“ECS”), Relational Database Service (“RDS”), Object Storage Service (“OSS”), Content Delivery Network (“CDN”), Server Load Balancer (“SLB”), Virtual Private Cloud (“VPC”) and also Alibaba Cloud Security available on Alibaba Cloud’s areas in Singapore and Germany.

Meeting the C5 standard that functions as a reference for institutions throughout Europe, but also as a reference for the market shows Alibaba Cloud’s commitment to using the greatest levels of compliance in security and controls. Together with the attestation, customers in German nations can leverage operate workloads utilizing Alibaba Cloud services and the work done to follow stringent requirements.

C5 is intended primarily for expert cloud service providers, customers and their auditors of those cloud service providers. It has 17 different control demands that the cloud suppliers need to comply with or meet specified standards. It is a required assessment for working with the public sector in Germany and is being increasingly embraced by the private sector. Possess no oversight and the doctrine behind C5 is to unite the certificate of cloud provisions that are measured against no standards.

Arne Schönbohm, president of Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), commented: “Information security is a critical success factor for the digitization. The C5 quality is a well-established and invaluable choice advice in the cloud market for many companies that are looking to utilize cloud services in the span of their digitization.”

Only five cloud service providers have got the C5 under routine requirements up to now, and the improved demands that Alibaba Cloud has fulfilled means that customers can be reassured that the provider’s services achieve the greatest global standards in a broad array of regions, from security to business goodwill and by interoperability to data protection.

Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of both Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud, remarked, “Alibaba Cloud is fully committed to the greatest standards in all facets of our operations no matter in which that might be on earth. We are proud to be the very first business to meet with the C5 additional requirements — a thing that should increase the trust placed in us by our growing client base not only in Germany, but through the whole of Europe.”

In addition to getting the C5, Alibaba Cloud can be a member of the Trusted Cloud organization, a program conducted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). This is a further seal of quality that represents trusted cloud services and underlines the commitment of Alibaba Cloud to developing its presence in the area and making sure it works at market standards.

About Alibaba Cloud

Launched in 2009, ” Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is one of the world’s best three IaaS suppliers according to Gartner, and the biggest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud offers a package of cloud computing services to companies worldwide, including retailers conducting business on corporations, start-ups, Alibaba Group marketplaces and government organisations. Alibaba Cloud is your official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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Alibaba Cloud becomes your cloud computing company to acquire attestation with requirements.

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