Alibaba Cloud may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of competitors to Amazon Web services (AWS). However, alongside cloud services like Azure and Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud is now trying hard to unseat AWS as the world’s leading cloud computing platform.
If you live outside of Asia and haven’t heard of Alibaba Cloud until recently, you’re not alone. Although Alibaba Cloud was founded in 2009, only a few years after AWS, it focused initially on the China market, then expanded slowly into neighbouring countries.
Today, it is clear that Alibaba Cloud intends to compete globally with AWS and other major cloud providers. That leaves many consumers wondering whether Alibaba Cloud computing can offer better value than AWS. This article explores that question by comparing the Alibaba Cloud computing, storage, API and other services with those of AWS.Continue reading →
For different usage scenarios, Amazon Web Services offers different classes of storage. This also allows to reduce the storage costs for data which are rarely used, and don’t require instant access. All the classes have a high level of reliability and support SSL data encryption during transmission, but differ by their cost. This article will tell you where and which class is recommended for use, and what is the difference between them.