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Alibaba Cloud e-Magazine Issue 5:
Speed Up Your Business

Alibaba Cloud e-Magazine is a free bi-monthly digital publication produced by Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International. The magazine aims to present the latest news, stories, and technologies of Alibaba Cloud to offer insight into how technology is changing the world and shaping the future, as exemplified by our endeavors.

Video has become the mainstream method for information transmission, and Internet users are increasingly demanding rich video content. Video formats, such as livestreaming, short video, and vlogs, are constantly changing various industries, including education, retail, gaming, and entertainment. Scalable, stable, and high-performance content delivery across the globe with high speed and low latency is the key to a better service experience demanded by users, especially mobile users.

The key content featured in this issue:

Opening Remarks from Selina Yuan, President of International Business, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Why Our CDN is Ideal for the Asia Pacific

Alibaba Cloud CDN Best Practices

How Dynamic Route for CDN (DCDN) Supercharges Today’s Gaming Industry

How RTS Transforms Real-Time Interactions in Livestreaming Industry

How Lilith Games Packed a Powerful UX Punch with DCDN

The Technologies Behind the Gaming and Livestreaming

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

You can use Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver content to users from the nodes nearest to them, accelerating the response to user requests and increasing the response rate. CDN also resolves the delivery latency problem caused by distribution, bandwidth, and server performance issues. CDN has been applied in multiple scenarios, including site acceleration, on-demand streaming, and livestreaming.

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Dynamic Content Delivery Network (DCDN)

DCDN is a content delivery acceleration service based on Alibaba Cloud's CDN that accelerates content delivery for hybrid sites, dynamic sites, and applications. It can deliver high-speed network access of 150 Tbps of bandwidth and ultra-low transmission latency with network coverage in 23 regions worldwide, including 110+ POP nodes and 2800+ edge nodes.

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ApsaraVideo Live

ApsaraVideo Live is a livestreaming platform for audio and video based on the leading content hosting and delivery networks and large-scale distributed real-time transcoding technology. ApsaraVideo Live provides convenient, accessible, high-definition, and uninterrupted live audio and video services with low latency and high concurrency.

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The Next Trend: Secure Content Delivery Solution

Rendering personalized web content as soon as users interact with it can offer a smooth user experience. This solution uses DCDN, an acceleration service that optimizes CDN for dynamic content delivery. It fortifies DCDN with a full range of edge security functions, such as DDoS mitigation, WAF, Bot Manager, and precise access control, making it a Secure Content Delivery solution. We recommend adding Alibaba Cloud DNS to the solution for fast and secure DNS service.

CDN Learning Path

Start your Alibaba Cloud CDN journey and discover infinite possibilities with Alibaba Cloud.
You can learn all about Alibaba CDN, including what it is, how it is billed, and how it works in specific application scenarios.
If you are a CDN expert, you can also explore more technical details.

Customer Success Stories

As Indonesia's leading integrated media company, the largest content producer, and largest pay-for-TV operator, the MNC Group holds Indonesia's largest and most extensive multi-platform media portfolio and four national free-to-air channels. MNC also owns meTube.id, a major online video sharing platform in Indonesia.

By offloading network traffic to Alibaba Cloud's Content Delivery Network (CDN), a stable and reliable experience was ensured for MNC's several millions of customers. The network solution can fully support both the average traffic loads of meTube.id and high traffic bursts during major, popular live streaming events. Moreover, Alibaba Cloud's solution has provided optimizations through such changes as improved codecs for platform video players.

Amused Group is a cultural and creative industries company. The group operates in two main areas: creative activities and physical products. A total of four companies operate under the Amused Group banner, including Amused Style, Amused Life, Amused Art, and Amused Touch. The ultimate goal of the Group is to become a cultural business empire comparable to Disney.

Since deploying on Alibaba Cloud, we have solved one of our biggest pain-points in regards to insufficient storage space. The Alibaba Cloud CDN has also proved pivotal in running large-scale events. For a recent event project, we created a video + game interactive experience for user groups across the country and abroad. Load speed was pivotal to the success of this project, and Alibaba Cloud CDN was vital to managing sudden peaks in bandwidth traffic.

AlphaEDU is a teaching company utilizing information technology to enable students to access our platform at any time and place. The breakdown of barriers to time and location lets students perform study more effectively with greater flexibility.

Alibaba Cloud was instrumental in overseeing our entry to the China market. The Alibaba Cloud team provided excellent support to help us start our online business in China. In total it took three months to set up our infrastructure design and deploy on Alibaba Cloud, including the lengthy ICP application process. Alibaba Cloud’s ICP team helped us to complete the ICP application and let our site to connect to China without any difficulty.

Tao Mi, an AR social app created by Redspots Creative, is the first AR pan-entertainment platform in Greater China. The company's self-developed AR engine and platform technology enables mass users to create and publish simple AR content instantly.

Alibaba Cloud has helped us save a lot of time and human resource costs. It is very intuitive and convenient to build a system on Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud can scale easily to fit our needs. Alibaba Cloud has provided us with easy-to-use solutions for server migration and deployment. We can easily choose the area where we need to deploy the servers, which is helpful for our future development. In addition to the products, we have benefited a lot from Alibaba Cloud's technical support, which is part of the reason we have chosen to use Alibaba Cloud.

Sinorbis is a Sydney-based technology startup with offices in Shanghai, China and Colombo, Sri Lanka. The company started operations in 2016 with the goal to make digital marketing in China easy by providing Western businesses with an all-in-one and affordable platform that removes the complexity of creating, measuring and optimizing their Chinese digital presence.

Alibaba Cloud has one of the most sophisticated hosting solutions for mainland in China, which was essential for Sinorbis’s customers. With Alibaba Cloud’s infrastructure and IT technique, they are capable to build an all-in-one digital platform with quick response time and low latency.

Tokopedia is an Indonesian technology company with a mission to democratize commerce through technology. It is the leading marketplace platform in Indonesia, empowering millions of merchants and consumers to participate in the future of commerce.

Tokopedia currently runs 20+ full-stack core applications with close to 1000 VMs and various kinds of managed services in a reliable, scalable, and cost-effective IT infrastructure on Alibaba Cloud. Besides, Tokopedia is also leveraging the end-to-end big data solutions starting from data ingestion, data storage, data processing, data analysis, and data visualization from Alibaba Cloud to get quick insights from its huge offline and incremental data sets. Alibaba Cloud is also bringing the AI capabilities to provide more intelligence and better user experience..