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A powerful virtual machine for your workload

Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) is a powerful online computing service that offers elastic, scalable and secure cloud servers. ECS provides fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs to help power your cloud applications and achieve faster results with low latency.
 
Tap into highly customizable cloud computing capacity and scale up or down based on real-time demands, and enjoy the flexibility of securing VMs on a yearly subscription or pay on demand. Now you can focus on your business priorities and free yourself from procuring expensive IT infrastructure and hiring large network teams.

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  • + 10 Million

    cores computing capacities simultaneously

  • 1st

    million-level IOPS with ESSD disks providing multi-PB storage*

  • 25 Million

    online viewers live-streaming 11-11 show in 4K

Key Features

Alibaba Cloud delivers a wide range of cloud computing solutions at a lower cost for you.
Why run your cloud servers anywhere else?

5X Higher Computing Performance

The Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2682 v4 and the Intel® Xeon® (Skylake) Platinum 8163 Processor with a CPU clock speed of 2.5 GHz support up to 56 cores and 480 GB of memory.

4X Increase in Packet Handling

Based on the second generation of Apsara VSwitch, a proprietary technology stack by Alibaba Cloud, we provide up to 7 million packets per second (PPS) of packet forwarding capability, reducing latency by 66%.

3X Higher Intranet Bandwidth

Thanks to the second generation of Apsara VSwitch, our virtual machines can provide up to 30Gbps in networking throughput.

Local NVMe SSD Up to 240,000 IOPS

The highest random read and write I/O capability of one instance is 240,000 IOPS, with the access request latency remaining at 200 μs, the maximum sequential read throughput is 4 Gbit/s, and the maximum sequential write throughput is 2.4 Gbit/s.

Up to 8 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs

Provide up to 125.6 TFLOPS in FP32 (single precision floating point) or 62.4 TFLOPS in FP64 (double precision floating point) performance.

Apsara Advantage

Alibaba Cloud is running on Apsara, our proprietary cloud operating system that provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services, such as elastic computing, big data, storage, and security.

Apsara Cloud Platform

The technology that powers Aspara is born from years of experience gained through Alibaba Cloud's research and deployment. A single Apsara cluster can be scaled up to 5,000 servers with 100 petabyte storage capacity and 100,000 CPU cores.

Mass Data Processing Capability

Apsara can handle the the most challenging customer scenario with 1 billion GB data storage and analysis capacity, and 256K transactions per second.

Secure Your Data

Safeguard your ECS with free Anti-DDoS Basic service that protects against up to 5 GB DDoS attack. You can also leverage Server Guard, an easy to use free service that provides real-time monitoring of servers to ensure high availability.

Triple Data Reliability with Triplicate Technology

Our Distributed File System creates and distributes three copies of data onto different server nodes on different racks. Data reliability can be further enhanced by implementing automatic snapshots.

Comprehensive Instance Type Families

Alibaba Cloud ECS features a wide selection of instance type families that can meet different computing needs from large enterprise to small and medium-sized businesses. Our inclusive instance type families fit a comprehensive range of cloud use cases like high-performance computing, database, live video, gaming, deep learning, SAP HANA and many more.

Burstable Type

Designed for websites and web applications, development environments, architecture servers, code repositories, micro-services, test and temporary storage environments, and lightweight enterprise applications.

Network Enhanced Type

Designed for high PPS scenarios, such as real-time on-screen video comments and telecom business forwarding, front-end web servers, data analysis, batch computing, and video encoding.

Big Data Type

Designed for Hadoop (HDFS/MapReduce/Spark/Hive etc.) distributed computing, Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) data warehousing, log and data processing applications, and other big data scenarios.

Local SSD Type

Designed for OLTP and high-performance relational databases, NoSQL databases (such as Cassandra and MongoDB), Elastic Search and other scenarios.

GPU Compute Type

Designed for deep learning, scientific computing, such as computational fluid dynamics, computational finance, genome research, and environmental analysis, and other GPU computing workloads on the server.

More Product Features

Elastic & Flexible

A variety of payment types and payment cycles are available for users to balance their needs between flexible resource utilization and low usage cost, including annual/monthly subscription and pay-as-you-go.

Variety of Image Types

ECS offers multiple release versions for Windows and Linux operating system, a vast number of server running environments, tools and software images through Marketplace, or simply use shared user-defined images.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Build an isolated network environment for free. VPC is created based on a unique tunnel ID including customizing the IP address range, network segment, route table, and gateway.

Monitoring & Alert

Provides statistics-collection, cloud service monitoring, and alert notifications for availability and response time, including site monitoring, cloud service monitoring, alert and contact management.

Grow Your Business Under One Global Account

It's easy to manage all your cloud resources with Alibaba Cloud in one single account, inside and outside of China.

19

Regions Globally

56

Available Zones

No.1

Public Cloud Vendor in China

1

Account to manage resources

Grow Your Business Under One Global Account

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US East
Virginia data center
US West
Silicon Valley data center
India
Mumbai data center
Middle East
Dubai data center
Japan
Effective coverage of Northeast Asia
China South
Shenzhen data center
Hong Kong
Gateway to China and the world
China North
Beijing, Qingdao, Zhangjiakou & Hohhot data centers
China East
Shanghai & Hangzhou data centers
Singapore
Singapore data center
Australia
Sydney data center
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur data center
Indonesia
Jakarta data center
UK
London data center
Germany
Frankfurt data center
No.1

Public cloud vendor in China (IDC 2018)

19

Global data center regions

1,500+

CDN nodes around the globe

56

Availability zones

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Security & Compliance

We are committed to providing stable, reliable, secure, and compliant cloud computing products and services.

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Do it yourself migration to Alibaba Cloud

The Alibaba Cloud Migration tool can help migrate data from physical servers, virtual machines, and other cloud platform hosts, e.g. AWS, to Alibaba Cloud ECS for most Windows Server and Linux operating systems.

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Intermediate ECS Instance

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Spend Less, Deploy More

Spend less with Alibaba Cloud to deploy your virtual machines on the cloud.

  • Alibaba Cloud
  • $0.051/hour
  • $274.20/1st Year
  • AWS
  • $0.0928/hour
  • $470.00/year

Featured Cloud Server Offers

Sign up today for Elastic Compute Service (ECS) with unbelievable discounts from Alibaba Cloud.

40% OFF

ECS Offer for Enterprise

40% Off on 1st Instance with Monthly / Yearly Subscription For All Configurations

  • Burstable Type t5
  • A cost-effective instance for developers
  • 1 Core CPU (Intel Xeon)
  • 1 GB memory (DDR4)
  • Linux/Windows system

40% OFF

ECS Offer for Enterprise

40% Off on 1st Instance with Monthly / Yearly Subscription For All Configurations

  • Network Enhanced sn1ne
  • Ideal for high traffic web applications
  • 2 Core CPU (Intel Xeon Skylake)
  • 4 GB memory (DDR4)
  • Linux/Windows system

40% OFF

ECS Offer for Enterprise

40% Off on 1st Instance with Monthly / Yearly Subscription For All Configurations

  • Network Enhanced sn1ne
  • For high concurrency web applications
  • 4 Core CPU (Intel Xeon Skylake)
  • 8 GB memory (DDR4)
  • Linux/Windows system

30% OFF

ECS Offer for Individuals

30% Off on 1st Instance with Monthly / Yearly Subscription For All Configurations

  • Burstable Type t5
  • A cost-effective instance for developers
  • 1 Core CPU (Intel Xeon)
  • 1 GB memory (DDR4)
  • Linux/Windows system

30% OFF

ECS Offer for Individuals

30% Off on 1st Instance with Monthly / Yearly Subscription For All Configurations

  • Network Enhanced sn1ne
  • Ideal for high traffic web applications
  • 2 Core CPU (Intel Xeon Skylake)
  • 4 GB memory (DDR4)
  • Linux/Windows system

30% OFF

ECS Offer for Individuals

30% Off on 1st Instance with Monthly / Yearly Subscription For All Configurations

  • Network Enhanced sn1ne
  • For high concurrency web applications
  • 4 Core CPU (Intel Xeon Skylake)
  • 8 GB memory (DDR4)
  • Linux/Windows system

Student

ECS Offer for Students

Instance type: ecs.sn1ne.large
US West 1 (Silicon Valley) Region

  • 2 Core CPU
  • 4GB Memory
  • 40GB Ultra Disk
  • Linux OS
  • 300,000 PPS

Student

ECS Offer for Students

Instance type: ecs.n4.large
EU Central 1 (Frankfurt) Region

  • 2 Core CPU
  • 4GB Memory
  • 40GB Ultra Disk
  • Linux OS
  • 100,000 PPS

Student

ECS Offer for Students

Instance type: ecs.n4.large
Asia Pacific SE 2 (Sydney) Region

  • 2 Core CPU
  • 4GB Memory
  • 40GB Ultra Disk
  • Linux OS
  • 100,000 PPS

Data Incl.

ECS Starter Package Plan

Tailored to individuals and developers with TBs of data transfer and discounts with our special offer.

  • 1Core CPU
  • 1GB Memory
  • 40GB SSD Cloud Disk
  • 1TB Data Transfer

Data Incl.

ECS Starter Package Plan

Tailored to individuals and developers with TBs of data transfer and discounts with our special offer.

  • 1Core CPU
  • 1GB Memory
  • 40GB SSD Cloud Disk
  • 2TB Data Transfer

Data Incl.

ECS Starter Package Plan

Tailored to individuals and developers with TBs of data transfer and discounts with our special offer.

  • 1Core CPU
  • 2GB Memory
  • 40GB SSD Cloud Disk
  • 3TB Data Transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Details of 40% off ECS for enterprise accounts
The offer is applicable to new enterprise customers on their first purchase of ECS instance. 40% off ECS offer requires approval on enterprise identity verification through Real-name Registration. Enterprise account applications can be submitted under Real-name Registration within Account Management after successfully registering an account on www.alibabacloud.com.
Details of 30% off ECS for for individual accounts
The offer is applicable to new customers on their first purchase of ECS instance. 30% off ECS for new individual accounts or new customers who do not have enterprise account status.
Eligible ECS offer plans for 30% and 40% off 1st ECS instance offers
The discounted instance can be any configuration with a subscription plan up to 12 months.
Exclusions of 30% and 40% off 1st ECS instance offers
The offers excludes Asia Pacific NE 1 (Tokyo) and Middle East 1 (Dubai) regions.
ECS student offer details
Please refer to student offer page for detailed terms and conditions.
ECS Starter Package offer details
Please refer to Starter Package page for offer details.
Disclaimer
Alibaba Cloud reserves the right to end or adjust product offers at any time.