Cloud computing can be defined as the delivery of computing services such as databases, storage, servers, networking and more, over the internet, or otherwise known as the cloud. Cloud computing has taken the IT industry by a storm, with its various benefits such as low cost, high speed, efficient performance and high reliability. It helps a company not only create new apps and services but also helps store, backup and recover data, host websites and blogs and deliver softwares on demand.
With this increase in demand, several cloud computing services have come up in the recent times. One such Cloud provider is the Alibaba Cloud, which offers pay-as-you-go services such as data storage, big data processing and content delivery networks. Ranked as the largest cloud service provider in China, and the third largest in the world, Alibaba Cloud has over 23 lakh customers worldwide and over 10 lakh paying customers at the receiving end of high performance and elastic computing power in the cloud.
Alibaba Cloud offers
Alibaba Cloud offers an international network across 60 availability zones, all under one global account. Moreover, this cloud is committed to the safety and protection of the customer’s data through different levels of safety compliance. It offers record breaking performance in data sorting and is globally appreciated by its customers for substantial tech assistance, advanced infrastructure and built in security and automated backup services.
Alibaba Cloud offers a range of products such as Elastic computing, Storage and CDN, Networking, Database, Security, Monitoring and Management, Domains and website, Analytics and Big data, Application Service, Media service, Middleware and Apsara Stack. It also offers a wide variety of cloud computing solutions such as ET Brain which is an efficient AI platform to solve complex business problems. The other solutions include Web application hosting solutions for a smooth customer experience, E-commerce Solutions to help enterprises build their own E-commerce platforms, Digital marketing to help transform the business into a customer centric brand and safe migration of the data to the Alibaba Cloud through the Alibaba Cloud Migration Services.
Alibaba Cloud also provides financial solutions by helping financial institutions build the latest infrastructure with low cost and high availability through services such as data management, security, face recognition, and other financial related scenarios across consumer banks and capital markets.
Further this cloud service also hosts an online market for users to search and use softwares as images. This is called the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace. This marketplace offers a diverse range of software categories such as E-Commerce, CMS, Developer and Infrastructure and Security.
Alibaba Cloud also offers a resource centre which helps the community get started with the basics through the use of various tutorials, QuickStart and product and solution videos. There are blogs which help a customer gain latest cloud insights and there are frequent webinars explaining the latest developments in the cloud infrastructure and the services.
Established in 2009 as a private cloud, Alibaba Cloud Computing has come a long way, with it being the first official cloud services provider for the Olympics, and being placed in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide.