"Alibaba Cloud services easily met all of Sprint Asia’s requirements- resilience, performance, security, and compliance. Local data centers, strong regional service coverage, and partner ecosystem ensured excellent support for infrastructure modernization."
About Sprint Asia
Sprint Asia is an Indonesia based digital infrastructure and technology services company. It envisions to be at the forefront of Indonesia's digital economy by providing updated technology services and solutions. Sprint Asia empowers businesses to innovate and grow with services such as mobile transactions, digital advertising, integrated digital communication, and e-wallets. It helps integrate online payments to more than 350 merchants in collaboration with large banks such as BCA, BRI, Permata Bank, BNI, Maybank, and others. Currently, the Sprint Asia payment gateway processes over 1.4 Million transactions per month.02
Sprint Asia's payment gateway business and its financial institution clients require top-notch security, auto-scaling capability, and high availability to deliver an unparalleled experience for their customers and merchants and ensure business continuity. Moreover, as Sprint Asia’s customer base consists of major banks in Indonesia, it was challenging to address the specific requirements of each customer, including compliance requirements with local financial service authorities such as Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK). Additionally, managing and monitoring traditional data centers was tedious and time-consuming.03
Why Alibaba Cloud
With a comprehensive suite of computing, storage, and networking products and a strong local presence in Indonesia, Alibaba Cloud was the first choice for Sprint Asia. Alibaba Cloud services easily met all of Sprint Asia’s requirements- resilience, performance, security, and compliance. Local data centers, strong regional service coverage, and partner ecosystem ensured excellent support for infrastructure modernization.
Close collaboration with Alibaba Cloud’s Indonesia Team and Partner (Indonet) effectively helped Sprint Asia throughout the infrastructure planning and resolving issues faster. Alibaba Cloud’s managed services and modern data centers addressed Sprint Asia’s database monitoring challenges and freed their development team from tedious management operations to focus more on their core business. Furthermore, Alibaba Cloud’s global compliance framework was ideal for handling local compliance regulations.04
Alibaba Cloud implemented a customized solution involving various computing, networking, and database services to help Sprint Asia host its payment gateway business on the cloud. To make the platform more scalable, reliable, efficient, and secure, the proposed solution leveraged Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Server Load Balancer (SLB), and ApsaraDB services. With ECS in place, Sprint Asia was able to scale up and scale down automatically to optimize the performance of its payment gateway services. SLB improved the availability of Sprint Asia’s payment gateway during sudden traffic spikes and empowered the platform to prevent single point of failures (SPOFs) to deliver a seamless experience in real-time. Further, with ApsaraDB supporting the platform, Alibaba Cloud’s team of technical experts now takes care of routine maintenance, data backup, and recovery thereby freeing up Sprint Asia’s team to focus on innovation and develop additional functionality for their customers. Also, Alibaba Cloud’s Security Center ensures adherence to security and compliance regulations without any hassles.05
Sprint Asia strives to continuously modernize its IT infrastructure and considers Alibaba Cloud as a key partner in this initiative. With the consistent support from Alibaba Cloud partners, services and support teams, Sprint Asia’s development teams can focus more on innovation and its core business to deliver a highly secure mobile payments platform.