Skykiwi, formerly known as Skykiwi Forum (a New Zealand-based forum established in 2001), is currently a comprehensive Internet company that combines platform and media services to clients across New Zealand. Skykiwi is committed to providing a full range of living services to the Chinese community. Relying on its professional team, Skykiwi has been helping New Zealand Chinese integrate better and faster into local life as well as helping the enterprises boost their businesses by providing multi-angle, in-depth branding services. ‘Help others, help ourselves’ has always been one of Skykiwi’s values and the organisation believes it will be rewarded when striving to help others in all aspects of their integration to New Zealand life.02
As an internet company, a robust and high performing IT system is the foundation of all our services. For the past ten years, Skykiwi has ensured the normal operation of its services by running on an in-house platform. However, as the requirements have grown the business could not manage the massive investment, some performance inefficiencies and poor flexibility. With the continuous expansion of the New Zealand Chinese community, Skykiwi’s business has grown year by year. Skykiwi Forum has nearly 400,000 registered users who post more than 10,000 posts on a daily basis. To handle such huge data, Skykiwi were in desperate need of a better value and more convenient IT technology to better serve the users and customers.03
Why Alibaba Cloud
Alibaba Cloud offers integrated suite of cloud products and services, which can fully meet all of Skykiwi’s needs for the fundamental IT support. Equipped with the experienced professionals, cutting-edge technology, considerate services and the guaranteed quality, Alibaba Cloud is Skykiwi’s first choice. Alibaba Cloud can not only help the business address any immediate difficulties, but also help prepare well for the potential growth challenges in the future.04
All of Skykiwi Forum’s businesses and services have already been moved onto Alibaba Cloud. With the introduction of the Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Skykiwi has since bid farewell to ‘historical problems’ such as server saturation and high traffic crash. Better user experience is now guaranteed in any situation.05
As a close partner of Alibaba in New Zealand, Skykiwi has successfully organized the Alibaba E-Commerce Expo in New Zealand which saw 10,000+ consumers and hundreds of professionals engage the Alibaba ecosystem over a two day event. Skykiwi and Alibaba share similar missions and values in many respects, which serve as the basis for mutual trust between the two organizations. In the future, Skykiwi will be the first truly ‘cloud-based multi-media platform’ among the New Zealand Chinese media. In addition, the organization intends to work closely with Alibaba Cloud at a higher level in the future to help more local businesses and organizations in need of advanced IT technology move onto the cloud ecosystem.