Alibaba’s cloud computing arm has announced compliance accreditation with Germany’s federal office for information security, giving the company new bragging rights in the European market as it continues expanding globally.
The C5 accreditation — Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue — set out by the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany is a benchmark of high-level security controls for cloud customers to use as guidance not only in Germany but in other European markets, too.
Alibaba joins five other cloud providers that are C5 accredited, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. But the Chinese tech firm said it is the first company to be accredited with additional requirements to cover its elastic compute service, relational database, object storage, CDN, load balancer, virtual private cloud and security offerings.
“Alibaba Cloud is fully committed to the highest standards in all aspects of our operations no matter where that might be in the world,” Simon Hu, President of Alibaba Cloud, said in a statement. “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.”