By Rupal Shirpurkar, Alibaba Cloud MVP and Business Head (Cloud BU - APAC) Click2Cloud Inc.
Alibaba Cloud is the largest cloud service provider in China and the third largest in the world because of its products, services, and cloud solutions. They have been featured in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for their contribution to Cloud IaaS. As Alibaba Cloud has developed its international business, Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) has become a service that can be adapted by anyone worldwide.
Elastic Compute Service (ECS) is a highly productive, reliable, and scalable service developed by Alibaba Cloud to empower business application. It relies on an Apsara Distributed Operating System. Alibaba Cloud has independently developed this smart product to achieve seamless management of millions of servers. ECS was developed to overcome serious infrastructure-related computing challenges, such as infrastructure performance optimization, resource amplification, automated tasks, and maintenance of customers across different industries (e-commerce, finance, education, manufacturing, scientific computing, and ISPs).
Alibaba Cloud ECS is scalable enough to support high elasticity that can meet your business demands from the website hosting to large scale calculation cluster with ease. It can provide hundreds of thousands of vCPUs in minutes for a single customer in a single region because of its sophisticated placement algorithm, dynamic planning, and hardware/software optimization.
Elastic Compute Service is comprised of the following major components:
Network: It facilitates networking for hosts and virtual machines. It is distributed as a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) or classic network, with respect to ECS.
The following figure shows the assembly of major components in ECS:
Figure Above: Major ECS Components
To scale-up IT infrastructure and data security for a growing business, Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service is a great choice, due to its elastic, scalable, secure, global, and reliable smart solutions. It helps deploy resources instantly to meet real-time business demands with benefits, such as high-performance network, automation, stability, storage, and much more.
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