Gaming Solutions

Fuel gaming businesses with agility, availability, and productivity

Why Alibaba Cloud

Next-generation games are driving game studios to improve network and service performance to provide a high-quality player experience. Alibaba Cloud gaming solutions empower businesses with agile game development, secure and fast global distribution, and cost-effective operations.

  • Cost-Effective Game Development

    Save game development costs and time with highly scalable cloud databases, reliable and high-speed data migration service, agile game data rollbacks, and high-performance remote rendering service

  • Secure and Accelerated Global Access

    Defend your game servers against CC attacks and Db-level DDoS attacks with GameShield on a global transmission network that features nearest-node access, high availability, and low latency

  • High Performance and Resilient Infrastructure

    Provide a smooth gaming experience to global players and scale in/out according to your business needs on Alibaba Cloud’s robust global network that incorporates 180 Tbps of bandwidth and 3,200+ nodes across six continents

  • Personalized Game Service

    Fulfill differentiated player requirements with enriched game-related functions and services (such as real-time in-game voice chat, HD livestreaming, and game finance) based on blockchain technology

Learn more about Alibaba Cloud Gaming Solutions

Accelerate Game Innovations with Alibaba Cloud

Global Game Servers
Alibaba Cloud supports game development and operations at different stages. You can scale with customized deployments based on factors such as the geographical distribution of players in key regions, sensitivity to network latency, and data consistency strategies. The broad selection of ECS provides a wide range of CPU/GPU instance families designed for various scenarios to achieve optimal performance and cost-effectiveness.
High-Concurrency Architecture
Alibaba Cloud Server Load Balancer ensures high availability of games and websites during traffic bursts by distributing network traffic across groups of backend servers at Layer 4 and supporting auto scaling at Layer 7 while maintaining a low network latency. Our flexible Cloud Database Solutions for Gaming support concurrent large-volume data operations with quick database scale-out and low-latency data updates.
Cloud-Native Game Development
Alibaba Cloud Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK), a leading cloud-native solution, provides comprehensive containerized deployment and operation support for game developers. The open-source project OpenKruiseGame (OKG) provides game developers with a series of solutions designed for typical scenarios of game server operations. This includes hot version updates, direct network connections, quick server online/offline switching, etc., significantly improving efficiency and reducing game development and operations costs.
Real-Time 3D Rendering
You can perform complicated rendering tasks for characters, objects, and scenarios in real-time with our Remote Rendering solution that automatically scales in/out scenario-based ECS and EGPU instances based on workloads. The Elastic GPU Service accelerates compute-intensive tasks, including virtual reality (VR) rendering, graphic/video processing, and visualization, with powerful parallel computing capabilities of GPUs.
Content Delivery Network
Alibaba Cloud CDN and Dynamic Route for Content Delivery Network (DCDN) help accelerate content delivery to global users based on a CDN network with 180 Tbps of bandwidth and 3,200+ nodes across six continents. It supports major ISPs worldwide, reduces response time to milliseconds, and leverages an interconnected backbone network so any instances attached can communicate with each other. These instances stay in sync with the network while desensitizing and processing data locally to ensure high efficiency and security compliance.
Game Acceleration
Alibaba Cloud provides network acceleration products for different stages of your gaming business. Anycast EIP provides high-speed access for global ISPs based on 89 high-quality BGP lines worldwide. This reduces network congestion, improves game lagging and reconnecting, and fixes ingresses of games hosted on Alibaba Cloud to players in different regions in and out of China through the nearest access point with a low network latency. You can also use our Global Accelerator to speed up data transmission, stabilize bandwidth, and enable high reliability for global-scale games.
Game Traffic Security
Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS effectively defends your game servers and networks against Tb-level DDoS attacks with an AI-enabled protection system based on big data and machine learning. You can also choose Anti-DDoS editions based on business needs with EIP, which supports Anti-DDoS Origin Basic by default. Web Application Firewall (WAF) automatically detects and defends against the latest web vulnerabilities for games, enables comprehensive disaster recovery for the game network, and provides network-wide threat intelligence accumulated and updated from the real service scenarios of Alibaba Cloud.
Game Server Merging
Our Cloud Database Solutions for Gaming support the server merge of popular databases with data transmission at up to 70Mbit/s and 200,000 TPS during peak hours. You can ensure data integrity and accuracy with throttling, 24/7 data validation, and failover during data migration without affecting business operations and identify possible conflicts between player data to guarantee full conformity with the business logic after a server merge.
Live Game Streaming
You can provide stable Real-Time HD Livestreaming services at low costs for gamers and audiences through advanced media capabilities (such as Narrowband HD ™ Transcoding) that reduce bitrate by up to 30% while maintaining video quality. You can deploy this solution in one stop to speed up your time-to-market.
Digital Marketing
DataWorks is a one-stop data integration, development, scheduling, and governance platform that supports real-time data analysis and rapid model iterations. MaxCompute and Hologres' cross-engine federal query computing, offline analysis, and real-time sharing capabilities are integrated with the distributed machine learning capabilities of Platform for AI to achieve ultra-large-scale offline computing and real-time data query. This lays the technical foundation for intelligent search recommendations and accurate advertisement push services to increase user traffic and ads revenue, enhance customer engagement, and extract insights for more business opportunities from daily operations.
You can transform decentralized financial products into games by integrating finance regulations with game rules and developing game items as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with our Blockchain as a Service. Users can manage their online financial assets as game items and earn benefits or rewards during gameplay.
After-Sales Service
You can provide intelligent 24/7 services to gamers by building AI-powered, human-like conversational chatbots for multiple platforms and channels with Artificial Intelligence Service for Conversational Chatbots. Its algorithms are pre-trained to understand and respond to customer needs in text, voice, or images. You can also set up and customize a knowledge base to improve service consistency and promote sales with an engaging experience.

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Customer Success Stories

Learn more about the exciting ways Alibaba Cloud transforms gaming business from our customer success stories with enish, JP GAMES and more



JP GAMES focuses its business on gaming and metaverse. They chose Alibaba Cloud not only for product implementation, but also for addressing issues in the development of the metaverse business, and promoting joint development as a technology alliance partner.

"ApsaraDB for PolarDB provides high read/write performance and is fully compatible with MySQL. It enables seamless business migration, concurrency of over one million players, and fast business recovery when the game server restarts after software or hardware failure."

XD Inc. is a well-known gaming company and a top 100 Internet enterprise in China whose business scope covers game R&D and operation, animation, and entertainment. It builds all business systems based on Alibaba Cloud’s ApsaraDB for PolarDB solution, which provides an excellent game experience for tens of millions of mobile game players.

“Since dynamic migration became possible with DTS and SMC, services were migrated with the shortest downtime for switching DNS and checking operations.”

- Rei Yamashita Director CTO, BIGBANG Inc.

BIGBANG Inc. is the video game production company responsible for the "Sengoku Chronicles" franchise. Empowered by Alibaba Cloud, BIGBANG performed a seamless dynamic migration from the previous cloud environment, built a test environment in about 15 days, migrated their production environment in one month, and achieved a 40% reduction in cloud infrastructure operating costs.

"The performance of Alibaba Cloud's products and services went well beyond our expectations with almost no obstacles. "

- Hari Kurniawan, Indofun IT Manager

Indofun Games is the leading mobile game provider in Indonesia, which prides itself in providing entertaining games and having excellent services for its customers. Alibaba Cloud offers one of the most complete and mature cloud computing service packages for Indofun. With the computing, storage, database and network service solutions from Alibaba Cloud, Indofun can be confident that it can reach its customers throughout Indonesia.

"Overall, the capabilities brought about by Alibaba Cloud's network and auto scaling solutions have allowed Lyto to focus on what it does best, eliminating the worry of installing and maintaining the physical infrastructure needed to support its online services."

- Andi Suryanto, CEO

PT. Lyto Datarindo Fortuna is one of the largest online game publishers in Indonesia with players all across Asia, including in Korea, Japan, China, and Singapore, and a growing number of players in newer markets like the US and UK. Alibaba Cloud is the number one choice in cloud computing in both China and the Asia Pacific region, making it a clear choice as Lyto's cloud service provider. Through using a host of Alibaba Cloud's network and auto scaling service solutions, Lyto was able to expand its online services with greater ease than ever before.

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