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Bringing Roche to the Chinese Market and adopting the Alibaba Cloud platform

Roche is a Swiss multinational healthcare company, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and the leading provider of cancer treatments globally.

Founded in 1896, with more than 100,000 employees and a total revenue during fiscal year 2020 of 58.32 billion Swiss francs.


Alibaba Cloud


Cloud Migration



The Challenge

Roche needed to implement a scalable, highly available, and cost-efficient cloud infrastructure in China using the Alibaba Cloud platform. For that, Roche required a solution to set up a secure, compliant, centralized billing and multi-account Alibaba Cloud environment. In addition, Roche required a high bandwidth, reliable, secure, and private connection between their data center in China and the Alibaba Cloud platform. Lastly, as Roche organization expands its use cases, they required a solution to provide production-ready accounts automatically in a scalable and efficient manner.

The Solution

Roopu Cloud set up a Landing Zone in China, creating multiple Alibaba Cloud accounts to ensure separation of business processes. In addition, an automation process was implemented to manage the account creation and bootstrapping in an easy and fast way. Roopu Cloud provided as well a secure and compliant cloud environment on Alibaba Cloud, following the CIS benchmark and implementing cloud security services to protect the cloud environment in the network, data security, compliance, and auditing. We also implemented a dedicated private networking connected to their data center in China with high elasticity, enterprise-level data privacy, and high-quality networking.


By working together, Roche adopted the Alibaba Cloud platform delivering significant business advantages such as enterprise-level scalability, increased flexibility, and improved overall performance. Roche reduced dramatically the time-to-market in China as a result of our understanding  of Roche’s business objectives and matching them with bespoke technical solutions.

Our collaboration continues as Roche’s trusted advisor, providing continuous support, fostering guidance, and levering our internal skills to advance their mission.

Technologies used

Some of the tools and technologies used during the project are: Terraform, Jenkins, Bitbucket, and Splunk.

Alibaba Cloud services and products used during the project are: ActionTrail, Cloud Config, Resource Directory, VPC, Security Groups, Express Connect, Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN), VPN Gateway, Cloud Firewall, Security Center, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Log Service, CloudMonitor, Log Service (SLS), Function Compute, Resource Access Management (RAM), SSO, Hardware MFA, Function Compute, and Object Storage Service (OSS).

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Customer Feedback

Time delivery, code quality and development efficiency were key factors in this project. We would recommend working with Roopu Cloud to any organization who need help with Alibaba Cloud. The team was easy to engage with and we were really happy with their depth of knowledge and competence with Alibaba Cloud. They took the time to understand our business objectives and were able to match them with bespoke technical solutions.

Global Head of Cloud Infrastructure Engineering at Roche

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