Alibaba has unveiled a new operating system for the cloud, with CTO Jeff Zhang likening it to upgrading a computer to use Windows.
Speaking at the Chinese giant’s virtual Apsara Conference 2020 on Thursday, Zhang said this new cloud, Alibaba Cloud 2.0, will allow operations to be more user-friendly and intuitive, enabling more organisations to migrate their workloads and run them without having to understand how to code.
“In short, we want to make cloud technology accessible to everyone … just like water and electricity is,” he said through a translator.
The CTO said Alibaba Cloud 2.0 was an “all-in-one platform augmented with Aspara system and digital native operating system”.
“I believe that Alibaba Cloud 2.0 will change the way we run our workloads on the cloud and the way we implement applications. [This is the] beginning of a ‘digital era’ that will give birth to a smarter society, with