Amazon's cloud service platform, Amazon Web Services, has inked a strategic partnership with international consulting firm Deloitte in China, to help enterprises realize digital transformation and continued innovation.

The two partners will combine AWS' strengths in cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and internet of things with Deloitte's capacities in strategy, operations and technology consulting. As part of the joint effort, Deloitte will expand its services by launching an AWS-dedicated cloud practice. By providing counsel on cloud strategy and planning, Deloitte and AWS will assist enterprises with business model transformation, and cloud-based strategy and technology services, including analysis to support organizational optimization and cloud architecture development.

Both parties will jointly promote enterprises to develop cloud native applications, cloud migration, operations and management support on cloud. Through the alliance, multinational corporations in China and Chinese firms, such as leading State-owned enterprises, will develop skilled workers capable of integrating cloud technology with enterprise business challenges and strengthen global market expansion. With their global brands and customer bases, Deloitte and AWS will also offer additional business development opportunities and channels for marketing and promotion to Chinese companies.

"We are pleased to enter into this new level of collaboration with Deloitte. Through the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co Ltd, Deloitte and AWS will equip enterprises with world-class cloud computing resources, technology and services," said David Yeh, general manager of ecosystem and partners, AWS China.

Amazon Web Services has been the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. So far, domestic tech heavyweights such as Lenovo Group Ltd, TCL Corp, Midea Group and Xiaomi Corp and some fast-growing startups have used AWS cloud services to power their infrastructure and make them more agile with lower costs.