Alibaba is one of the world's largest e-commerce companies, offering solutions and products that are easily accessible to the masses.
Alibaba Cloud is the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, which generated sales of $ 3.68 billion in 2019 alone – an 84% increase over 2018.
With COVID-19, they offer SMEs around the world a low-cost cloud package with the Alibaba Cloud Anti COVID-19 program to activate SMEs for a variety of business needs.
Dictionary time: An online company hosts websites on a standard physical server, while a cloud company uses cloud servers for hosting, so the website is less likely to fail.
The Anti-COVID-19 SME Support Program provides solutions that make it as easy as possible for entrepreneurs to move their businesses to the cloud. Here are some of the benefits you can get from using the Alibaba cloud solution for your business.
The Alibaba Cloud Global SME Enablement Program is designed to provide SMEs with urgently needed and timely help so that they can react quickly to the current crisis and at the same time accelerate their digital transformation and emerge from the current pandemic stronger and more resilient.
1. Save hardware costs
If you want to reach a wider audience, you can't settle for a free hosting site. This would lead to slow loading times and you could lose potential customers.
So you need a server to host your website and keep traffic smooth and fast. However, this would mean buying hardware and finding a place to run and save the hardware.
If everything is in the cloud, you don't have to spend money on hardware purchases. This is where the Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) comes in.
Alibaba Cloud's ECS can easily be enlarged or reduced depending on your business needs, and you will be charged the fee you use.
Your cloud services are equipped with 6th generation servers for better performance.
2. Protect and manage your database
In terms of security, the Alibaba Cloud has security measures such as the Object Storage Service (OSS), with which your encrypted data is stored and secured in the cloud. The OSS itself also has multiple backups for data redundancy so that your data is available when needed.
Dictionary time: In this case, redundancy means that the data is stored in different locations. If the first backup fails, you can rely on the second backup.
They also offer a database management system through ApsaraDB MySQL. If you sell a variety of items, you can use the database to manage your inventory. It has also received over 10 security certificates and uses a transparent data encryption tool.
CloudDBA (included in the package) can also be used to monitor the performance of your site. It shows when your customers are most active, and you can improve server performance accordingly so that there is no downtime or revenue loss due to 404 errors.
The database also offers 99.99% availability using a primary / secondary architecture. In simple terms, if the primary instance fails, the secondary instance takes over. The data is also stored in different zones along with redundant power supplies and networks to ensure that your location does not fail.
3. Get a mail service with a large storage and attachment size
On the standard Alibaba Mail package, you have access to 100 GB of mailbox storage with 5 GB of personal storage.
If you send attachments online, you can also use this service to send attachments up to 1 GB in size.
The email can also edit all of your work hours and meetings, and you can even share the calendar with your contacts. If you want, you can also design a custom user interface for the service, e.g. B. adding your company logo above.
4. Secure your own domain name
Alibaba Cloud offers two services for domain names, one with .COM domains and one with .XYZ domains.
An example of the price of a domain name.
Alternatively, Alibaba Cloud also offers three services to prevent your domain from being taken over or your information being disclosed.
Since Alibaba Cloud understands that domain names are becoming scarcer, they can also prevent your domain from being transferred to another account, or your information can be changed without your permission.
5. Reach your customers worldwide
As the name suggests, Alibaba Cloud SMS can send messages to your customers around the world on your behalf. However, it's not just limited to messages, it can also send notifications and confirmation codes.
The service currently covers over 200 countries and regions. With this service, you don't have to personally notify every customer.
Tried and tested
You have hosted 11.11 sales through Alibaba Cloud and the service has worked flawlessly over the years. When it comes to cloud solutions, they want to assure you that their servers can serve an extremely large number of customers even during peak hours.
Alibaba Cloud solutions are not just for companies. As described in their white paper, they have developed technological solutions for various sectors such as education, healthcare and DevOps.
On April 23, Alibaba Cloud hosted an online conference to discuss a variety of new technologies and solutions developed by Alibaba for AI, big data, and cloud computing, to name a few.
You can also prepare for the online conference by clicking here. You have to register, but the conference is free for everyone to see.
- Learn more about the Alibaba Cloud Anti COVID-19 SME Activation Program Here.
- Read the Alibaba Cloud Whitepaper Here.
- Participate in the online conference Here.
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