Architecture Center

Get guidance from Alibaba Cloud experts on infrastructure with high reliability, security and performance.

Alibaba Cloud’s Well-Architectured Framework

Learn the three pillars of architecture on Alibaba Cloud to review, evaluate, and improve the quality of your workload.

  • Reliability

    The reliability pillar focuses on Alibaba Cloud's capabilities of ensuring business continuity from failures. This whitepaper mainly talks about reliability design for core Alibaba Cloud products and solutions from service scalability, O&M, costs, and security perspectives.

  • Security

    The security pillar focuses on information security. This whitepaper mainly talks about shared security responsibilities, security compliance and privacy, Alibaba Cloud infrastructure and security architecture, security capabilities provided by Alibaba Cloud products, security services provided by Alibaba Cloud security, and Alibaba Cloud data security system.

  • Performance

    The performance efficiency pillar focuses on the efficient use of computing resources to meet various requirements and to maintain efficiency as requirements change and technologies evolve. This whitepaper provides in-depth, best practice guidance for you to design performance-efficient architectures on Alibaba Cloud.

Quick Starts

Automatically deploy popular Alibaba Cloud solutions with Quick Start templates.

Database | Gaming
Build and Run an Online Game Leaderboard Application on Redis
This template builds and runs a leaderboard demo application for online gaming on Redis for RDS MySQL with a simple method. You can directly use the Terraform script for a quick start and follow our detailed guides to complete the entire process.
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Database | Web Hosting
Use Marketplace Image to Deploy a WordPress Website on Alibaba Cloud
This template uses a WordPress website image on Alibaba Cloud Marketplace to deploy a WordPress website on ECS. You can directly use the Terraform script for a quick start and follow our detailed guides to complete the entire process.
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Database
Set Up Database Caching with Redis for RDS MySQL
This template sets up database caching with Redis for RDS MySQL with a simple method. You can directly use the Terraform script for a quick start and follow our detailed guides to complete the entire process.
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Best Practices

Learn to deploy complete solutions with step-by-step guides that cover common business scenarios.

Cloud Migration
Migrate Your E-Commerce Website to Alibaba Cloud
This book includes a best practice architecture, and provides a step-by-step guide for migrating small and medium e-commerce applications on the cloud.
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Operations and Maintenance
Getting Started with Terraform for Alibaba Cloud
Alibaba Cloud provides integration with Terraform, which allows you to manage Alibaba Cloud infrastructure with greater efficiency.
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IT Governance
Enabling Operation and Configuration Auditing on Alibaba Cloud
Achieve proactive governance based on effective auditing and automatic monitoring and alerting on all your cloud resources.
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Reference Architectures

Explore more architectures that best suit your business needs

Database
Set Up Database Caching with Redis for RDS MySQL
This template sets up database caching with Redis for RDS MySQL with a simple method. You can directly use the Terraform script for a quick start and follow our detailed guides to complete the entire process.
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Database
Use Kafka and Canal to Set Up Data Synchronization between Redis and MySQL
This template sets up the data synchronization between Redis and MySQL with Message Queue for Apache Kafka and Canal. You can directly use the provided template for a quick start and follow our detailed guide to set up, test, and verify the data synchronization.
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Web Hosting
Building an Auto Scaling WordPress Website on Alibaba Cloud
This template builds an auto scaling WordPress website on Alibaba Cloud, which automatically adjusts the compute capacity in response to traffic fluctuations and helps you maintain a balance between performance and cost with scaling rules. You can directly use the Terraform script for a quick start and follow our detailed guide to complete the entire process.
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