Ruangguru is the top online learning platform provider in Indonesia. Similar to Coursera, Brilliant, and Skillshare, Ruangguru specializes in providing enrichment through a bevy of online courses, at a variety of levels, for students of all ages. Ruangguru, with its roots in Indonesia, is the best source for online courses in the Indonesian language. And, as of mid-2019, the number of registered users was 5 million, with 150,000 some teachers and instructors providing courses in more than 100 subject areas, including such core course subjects as English-as-a-Second-Language, Mathematics, Biology, and Economics.02
With the growing number of users and courses offered on the platform, Ruangguru needs a highly capable and reliable solution to be agile in continuing to provide the services that its customers have come to expect. Ruangguru, in particular, wants to build a smarter solution for organizing and managing platform content, starting from the underlying IT infrastructure level. As such, Ruangguru requires a service solution that is both elastic and cost effective and has the local network of support, which can reach Ruangguru's customers throughout the diverse and complex landscape of Indonesia.03
Why Alibaba Cloud
Alibaba Cloud has a strong suite of products and services geared at creating highly scalable, reliable and flexible solutions to meet the demands of its customers, and, by having a strong presence in Southeast Asia, Alibaba Cloud can provide a reliable and sustainable networking solution in Indonesia. Given all of this Alibaba Cloud was a clear choice for Ruangguru. Alibaba Cloud has the technical prowess to provide prompt and local support to ensure the best performance available and the large service and product portfolio to fulfill all of Ruangguru's computing, storage, network requirements.04
The cloud computing architecture implemented for Ruangguru consists of several of Alibaba Cloud's core products and services. Among these are Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Object Storage Service (OSS), and Content Delivery Service (CDN). With ECS, Alibaba Cloud has allowed Ruangguru to better react to traffic spikes having the elasticity and scalability necessary to handle traffic spikes with ease. Next, OSS has been pushed as part of Alibaba's overall solution to help improve the content management and storage systems of the Ruangguru platform. OSS, in particular, is helpful in providing an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution, being billed on a pay-as-you-go basis, for storing content. Last, through CDN, Alibaba Cloud has helped Ruangguru to deliver platform content with lower latency and faster download speeds to customers all across Indonesia, no matter where they may be located, in large cities or remote mountainous regions.05
Besides the rich variety of courses offered on Ruangguru thanks to the several talented teachers and instructors on the platform, Ruangguru also offers a lot of interesting tidbits to users, including learning report cards, smart course recommendations, and social learning activities with other platform users. In the future, in addition to addressing the computing, networking, and storage needs of the platform itself, Ruangguru can leverage the capabilities of the Alibaba Cloud complete service suite to provide even more smart solutions to platform users.