Nowadays a small to medium enterprise (SME) that could trade and grow globally, facilitated by a web presence and an e-commerce trading platform. If you run a small business and you want to grow, it is better for you to take advantages from these platforms.
Companies, like Alibaba Cloud, may be able to help your businesses. These companies are called Primary Providers and they provide core web hosting, site building, e-commerce, and promotional services to help SMEs reach global markets. You can find products ideal for all enterprise application requirements, like easy-to-use high-performance ssd virtual server to host your business at a low cost with good courses and support for these services.
Achieving success in international trade need not be a function of scale. A small firm can trade globally as easily as a large firm.
The principal drivers for this large-scale empowerment of small firms have been:
• the growth in the reach and capabilities of logistics firms
• the growth in Internet use by small businesses which can now bring the varied functions from marketing and order acceptance to shipment within the capabilities of one or two people
• the emergence of e-commerce trading platforms which provide these linked services
• the growth to near-universal acceptance of online payments, from credit cards to cryptocurrencies
• the rapid decline in the cost of accessing Internet facilities, from data and storage to web design, hosting and platform access
• new attitudes, with owner-managers throwing themselves into it with commitment and treating it as a core skill for the company, at the heart of their business model
In all countries, there is an Internet connectivity gap between small and large firms, and small firms face a host of other issues that rarely have as much impact on larger ones. These range from the access to finance - usually cited as the single most important issue - to regulatory issues such as import tariffs, the implementation of trade facilitation and the enforcement of property rights.
To begin the journey from SME to micro-national there are three things SMEs need to get right: visibility, availability, and trust. A web presence is vital to these three things, and if addressed together they can deliver a step change, not just incremental growth for a small business.
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Microservices help to make application delivery more agile and nimble. Solid-state disk (SSD) technology makes applications faster. This you already know.
But have you thought about how you can leverage microservices and SSD together to double down on speed and agility benefits? If not, this article is for you. It explains how to pair a microservices architecture with SSD storage to optimize application performance, specifically for cloud-based deployments.
SSD, meanwhile, refers to a special type of hard disk in which data is stored using flash memory. This makes SSD different from conventional hard disks, which rely on magnetic storage.
The main advantage of SSD is speed. While SSD data transfer rates vary depending on which specific SSD devices you use and how your software accesses them, you can generally expect I/O rates to be about 20 times faster with SSD than they are on traditional hard disks, while overall data transfer rates are between 8 and 16 times faster.
SSD has been a popular solution for about a decade for personal computers, where SSD devices offer the additional advantage of being more resistant to physical damage. However, SSD is also an increasingly popular storage option for cloud-based applications
Cloud networking simplifies and economizes small to very large network infrastructures. It provides solutions for the most basic requirements to vast network architectures. Alibaba Cloud has everything you need to run your successful online business in the cloud. Alibaba Cloud offers Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) solutions that include flexible network and subnet setups, load balancing, VPN and the NAT Gateway, network security, dedicated support, and much more.
Let’s look at a simple example of an Alibaba Cloud VPC. The image below shows a small company’s VPC infrastructure. They are running a few ECS server instances in the cloud. These are Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances. ‘Elastic’ means the server can be reconfigured at any time and you can have your servers grow or diminish in memory or processing power whenever you like.
Furthermore, Alibaba Cloud offers you the freedom to architect your own cloud solution that can be as big and as detailed as you wish. If you start small and your business grows, scaling up is a matter of just a few clicks inside the Alibaba Cloud user console.
This topic provides general information about Alibaba Cloud enhanced SSD (ESSD) cloud disks, such as performance levels, scenarios, and performance specifications. ESSD cloud disks are based on a 25 GE network and remote direct memory access (RDMA) technology. They deliver a maximum random IOPS of 1 million per disk and low one-way latency.
ApsaraDB RDS provides two types of storage: local SSD and cloud SSD.
Local SSD (recommended)
A local SSD is in the server node where database engine resides. With local SSDs, computing is close to data so that I/O latency is reduced.
A SSD is an elastic block storage device based on the distributed storage architecture. With cloud SSDs, computing is separated from storage.
As technology evolves, Alibaba Cloud will provide enhanced cloud SSDs with better read/write performance. No matter which type of storage you choose, Alibaba Cloud ensures that RDS provides reliability, availability, and read/write performance that meet SLA requirements.
Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) provides fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs to help you to power your cloud applications and achieve faster results with low latency. All ECS instances come with Anti-DDoS protection to safeguard your data and applications from DDoS and Trojan attacks.
Deploy ECS instances with just a few clicks from the easy-to-use console and scale capacity up or down based on real-time demands. This means you only pay for the resources you use and avoid the need to procure expensive IT infrastructure and hire large network teams.
Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) is an encrypted, secure, cost-effective, and easy-to-use object storage service that enables you to store, back up, and archive large amounts of data in the cloud, with a guaranteed reliability of 99.999999999%. RESTful APIs allow storage and access to OSS anywhere on the Internet. You can elastically scale the capacity and processing capability, and choose from a variety of storage types to optimize the storage cost.
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