Alibaba was started in 1999 as an e-commerce platform for Chinese enterprise, especially small- and medium-sized ones (SMEs). In the past 20 years, it has grown tremendously. It is not just only a big company; it has now became an internet giant. It expands beyond e-commerce, with businesses across internet, technology, entertainment, financial technology as well as online payment.
In technology sector, Alibaba has launched Alibaba Cloud in 2009 providing various enterprise cloud services. It started with opening data centers in China then expanded overseas later.