Alibaba Cloud – the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, recently announced successful completion of Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5), which is set out by Federal Office for Information Security in Germany also known as BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik).
Reportedly, Alibaba Cloud has now become the first Asian cloud provider to get recognized with this attestation along with the additional requirements.
“Alibaba Cloud is fully committed to the highest standards in all aspects of our operations no matter where that might be in the world. We are proud to be the first company to meet the C5 additional requirements – something that should increase the trust placed in us by our growing client base not only in Germany, but also across the whole of Europe,” said Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud.
The attestation covers Alibaba Cloud Services like Relational Database Service (RDS), Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Object Storage Service (OSS), Server Load Balancer (SLB), Content Delivery Network (CDN), Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and the Alibaba Cloud Security services available in Germany and Singapore regions of Alibaba Cloud.
C5 attestation is related to the professional cloud service providers, their customers and auditors, under which a cloud provider has to either comply with or at least reach minimum standards of 17 different control requirements. It is an important certification across the German and European markets. Now, the customers residing in German states can utilize work performed under the BSI audit to meet the local requirements and securely operate workloads with Alibaba Cloud services.
Alibaba Cloud’s commitment to meet the highest standards of compliance in the cloud controls and security has been further strengthened with this certification. Till now, only five cloud providers have obtained this C5 attestation. Alibaba Cloud is even associated with the Trusted Cloud organization program as a member, which is run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
With this, Alibaba Cloud customers can rest assured of the highest global standards in terms of business continuity, security, data protection and interoperability. The company in another event at Dubai, at the celebration of one year completion of its first datacenter in the country, announced that it is planning to launch another data center, which will be built in Dubai in 2018.