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Community Blog Alibaba Cloud ACtivate 2019 Online Conference Recap: Day 2

Alibaba Cloud ACtivate 2019 Online Conference Recap: Day 2

Alibaba Cloud ACtivate online conference helps business leaders develop their strategic roadmaps by taking advantage of the rapidly-evolving opportunities of technology.

Watch the replay of this ACtivate Conference session to challenge assumptions and explore what is possible through digital transformation.

Alibaba Cloud ACtivate 2019 online conference kicked off with a blast on March 5th, 2019. With 10 experts from Alibaba Cloud presenting, the conference focused on helping leaders develop strategic roadmaps to drive impact by taking advantage of the rapidly-evolving opportunities of technology. It also provided step-by-step introduction to Alibaba Cloud's core products and solutions to help businesses jump-start their digital transformation.

In the first edition of this conference, we covered strategic insights in digital transformation for CXOs and decision makers, and provided technical readiness and trainings required for IT professionals and developers. Day 2 of ACtivate provided comprehensive product and solution training, as well as readiness assessment and management tips for IT professionals, developers, and tech enthusiasts.

Alibaba Cloud's Big Data and A.I. Products & Solutions

Vladimir Tsaganov, Solution Architect

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, or whatever you might want to call it by, is one of the trendiest topics of today. Merely mentioning it can sometimes strikes fear in the general public as it represents the next stage of automation. Like it or not, the AI age is upon us, and Alibaba Cloud's product capabilities are the first step for many in learning how to and training their AI model.

Alibaba Cloud suite of Data Intelligence products are built out of real "battle-field" experience of Alibaba Group's businesses. Based on this experience, our portfolio of products is designed to address most of the modern enterprise challenges through Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. In this presentation, you can get an up-close look at Alibaba Cloud's products and their AI capabilities for various industries, as well as the accompanying consulting services that we offer.

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Hosting Your Website on the Cloud

Gavin Liu, Solution Architect

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Everything in our daily life is now hosted on the internet. People can complete transactions, consume entertainment, complete payment, communicate through all kinds of web services. From the perspective of an enterprise, e-commerce websites could be their primary business or most important channel. For these enterprises, hosting their websites economically and securely is a challenge. Alibaba Cloud offers different solutions based on the type and size of your sites; from basic static websites to complex sites supporting all kinds of applications, we can host them all in the Alibaba Cloud platform.

In this session, we will talk about how to construct the necessary infrastructure to host your website on Alibaba Cloud. We will also talk about including other features to your infrastructure, including making it highly available, secure, and with high performance and low costs. We will also provide some suggestions on how to optimize your site to be scalable and flexible enough to handle the high volume of requests in the future.

Topics will cover:

  • Hosting a static website in OSS
  • Web hosting service in Alibaba Cloud
  • Using Simple Application Server in Alibaba Cloud
  • Understanding the architecture of complex website
  • Exploring the basic architecture of Taobao
  • Performing data backup and security enhancement

Alibaba Cloud Network Solution Introduction

Jeremy Pedersen, Solution Architect

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With the development of IT infrastructure and cloud computing, cross-region or even global expansion is not a privilege for super large enterprises, all businesses are able to serve global customers by building a global network. Success of cross-region business relies heavily on integration of different offices and branches for companies. From data and file transmission to CRM and ERP system integration, an efficient and reliable network is vital for basic business operations.

For companies that have their own on-premises data center, some type of interconnect is required to access products and services hosted on the cloud. Today, traditional methods of connection through a VPN often cannot meet enterprise speed, stability, security, and compliance requirements.

In this session, you will learn about how Alibaba Cloud deploys our infrastructure, and global network services, which are designed to help you connect multiple regions around world seamlessly and easily.

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Building Next Gen Financial Services with Alibaba Cloud Container Services & Kubernetes

Yao Yang, Alibaba Cloud MVP, CTO at Revenue Monster Sdn. Bhd.

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Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Join this webinar to find out how to accelerate time to market with micro services and learn to build next generation financial services with Alibaba Cloud Container Services and Kubernetes. We will also discuss the important factors to consider when adopting a DevOps solution for your business, including talent development, compliance, and managing expectations.

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Using Terraform and Packer to Deploy Highly Available Architectures

Marc Plouhinec, Senior Project Delivery Manager

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A CI/CD pipeline is pivotal to a well-functioning DevOps environment. A complete CI/CD pipeline offers many advantages: as soon as a developer commits specific changes, the CI part of the pipeline compiles, tests, analyzes the code and immediately sends a notification if there's a problem. The CD part of the pipeline packages and deploys the application in the cloud. There are many advantages in making this part automatic: it saves time for the organization, reduces human mistakes, and allows the team to deploy the application at any time.

This webinar aims to provide an introduction into CI/CD by showing how to build a CI/CD pipeline to deploy a web application to Alibaba Cloud automatically. You will learn how to reduce the deployment complexity by building an immutable infrastructure with Terraform and Packer. As a developer, this helps to create a secure, highly available and auto-scalable architecture.

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Migrating Web Apps from AWS to Alibaba Cloud

Jeremy Pedersen, Solution Architect

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Are you considering the big move? Migrating from AWS to Alibaba Cloud? If you are, learn how to plan and execute a migration from Amazon AWS to Alibaba Cloud. The test environment will be a scalable WordPress site deployed on AWS using S3, RDS, EC2, Elastic Load Balancer, and Route 53. We will learn how to migrate this environment to Alibaba Cloud's OSS, RDS, ECS, and SLB services step-by-step, how to test that the migration has succeeded, and how to effectively cut over to the new environment on Alibaba Cloud.

This webinar should be helpful to Solution Architects who are already familiar with AWS and want to learn more about Alibaba Cloud, and to IT people at small and medium-sized businesses who are considering migrating from AWS but need to know more about what is involved in executing a successful migration.

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Raja_KT March 14, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Could have attended. I feel that rather than downloading , it is better to share through online.