CBI member Philips and Alibaba Group announced that both companies had entered into a framework agreement for IT-infrastructure services in China.
Through its Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud) division, Alibaba Group will support Philips with cloud computing services to store and process the data of certain of Philips’ new connected products and solutions in China enabled by Philips’ HealthSuite Digital Platform.
The Smart Air Purifier launched in China in October is Philips’ first connected product supported by Alibaba’s cloud computing services.
The new framework agreement marks an important step in the collaboration between the two companies. Under the terms of the agreement, AliCloud will support Philips with IT-infrastructure services including cloud servers, cloud databases, cloud storage, cloud security, and data processing.
This will help to fulfill Philips’ needs for its cloud-based connected consumer products and solutions in China enabled by Philips’ HealthSuite Digital Platform.
This agreement represents Philips’ first deployment of its HealthSuite Digital Platform into a local cloud outside of Europe and the U.S.
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