“The China digitalisation journey, which was expected to take three to five years, is now likely to accelerate to complete within one year.” Jeff Chang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said in a statement.
The job announcement comes after Alibaba committed in April to spend 200 billion yuan (28 billion dollars) over the next three years to build more data centers. Technology giant’s cloud revenue grew to 40 billion yuan ($ 5.7 billion) in fiscal year 2020, 62% more than the previous year.
Unemployment rose during the epidemic. But there are still companies hiring in the midst of an economic disaster as changing consumer habits forces companies in a variety of industries to store talent.
Microsoft has hundreds of open positions related to the Azure Cloud service, according to LinkedIn ads, the social media platform it acquired in 2016, while Amazon lists thousands of cloud jobs on its website. Google has hundreds of openings in the cloud.
American software company VMware 1350 has jobs around the world, many of which are in cloud services – a priority for the company.
The demand for cloud services is increasing globally as more people work and attend classrooms at home during the coronary virus pandemic. Some universities are preparing to offer online lectures until next year, and many are looking for suppliers to manage data backups.
Google Meet, the company’s video communications service, has seen its use increase 30 times since January, adding about 3 million new users and serving 3 billion video calls daily.