Alibaba Cloud announces strategic partnership with HTC Corporation (HTC) to explore high scalable and price-competitive virtual reality (VR) solutions for customers worldwide.
Integrating advanced cloud computing technology of Alibaba Cloud, the companies are sought to focus on developing breakthrough innovative solutions to tackle bandwidth allocation, data transmission and data processing needs in areas such as VR video production and VR broadcasting.
“Cloud computing has continuously broken the boundaries of what we thought possible, accelerating the rate of innovation. The partnership between Alibaba Cloud and HTC will bring two of the world’s most disruptive technologies together to bring more value to businesses looking to leverage VR and cloud. This partnership will accelerate the development of VR technology in China and encourage widespread, global adoption,” said Ge JIN, Business Architect Director at Alibaba Cloud.
“We are excited to partner with Alibaba Cloud, as we believe it will be landmark collaboration between VR and cloud computing industries. By leveraging computing expertise and the developer ecosystem built on Alibaba Cloud, HTC Vive will provide more reliable, stable services to VR solution developers with better access to China market,” said Alvin Wang Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC.
The partnership will also bring together industry developers to build a VR cloud ecosystem, and extend ‘Viveport’, HTC’s VR app store to Alibaba Cloud’s cloud computing platform.
Cloud computing and VR technology are said to complement each other on commercial applications.