Apsara Stack

Apsara Stack is a full-stack cloud solution created by Alibaba Cloud for medium- and large-size enterprise-class customers. Apsara Stack employs a distributed architecture based on Alibaba Cloud to create an open, unified, and reliable cloud environment for enterprise-class customers.

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The technology that powers Aspara Stack is born from years of experience gained through Alibaba Cloud's internal research and deployment. At the core of Aspara Stack is a stable native architecture that has been proven time and again by users all around the world. The architecture allows you to build your own on-premise, hyper-scaled cloud with unrivaled computing power. Apsara Stack instances meet all the requirements in regards to your local regulations regarding safety, data ownership, and user experience.

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Benefits

Hyper-scale

Stack supports hyper-scale clusters with more than 6,000 servers per region. It addresses the requirements of operating large business systems and applications that support a large number of users. You can efficiently operate and manage resources, applications, and data on the Apsara Stack platform using a unified management portal with multi-tenancy support.

Comprehensive

Apsara Stack provides a wide range of cloud services, such as IaaS, big data, shared services, and security, based on the same technology that supports Alibaba Cloud. It can be deployed in your own data center in the form of a hybrid cloud or a private cloud. Whatever the need, scenario or solutions we can support it.

Intelligent

Apsara Stack provides AI platforms and state-of-the-art machine learning frameworks and supports elastic GPU compute services, making Apsara Stack an ideal candidate for the development of smart applications. Apsara Stack also provides a full suite of data mining, analysis and data visualization tools so that sensitive data can generate business value without leaving your data center.

Reliable

Apsara Stack employs a multi-layered security architecture and adopts disaster recovery mechanisms to ensure a high standard of security and reliability. Apsara Stack also meets international information safety standards.

Enterprise Success Stories

The Alibaba Cloud Big Data solution of the General Administration of Customs of China is a cornerstone of the Digital Customs Project. Alibaba Cloud supported us, with their hyper-scale computing capabilities, in our endeavor to live out our vision. With a combination of big data and powerful computing systems, we can now assess the credit condition of an enterprise in real time, and use the results as vital supporting information when evaluating risks of custom claims. Applying these measures, we have vastly improved the opportunities to identify and suppress contraband shipments.

General Administration of Customs, China (GACC) Employs Big Data Applications to Become the Global "Intelligent Customs" Leader

Challenges
  • It is complex to integrate the data sharing platform of the data center with products. Furthermore, the platform has limited storage capacity and is not scalable.
  • GACC has limited big data applications, and development bottlenecks necessitate the need for big data solutions that allow collected data to "operate" independently.
Solution
  • An Apsara Stack-based big data solution capable of processing PB-level data, especially unstructured data, was created for GACC. With 736 servers supporting the cloud services, the platform is capable of storing and computing 750 TB structured data, and 4 PB unstructured data.

  • A multi-application platform that consists of MaxCompute, AnalyticDB, OTS, and BASE was built for GACC that has offline data processing, mining, and analysis capabilities.

  • The GACC Big Data Platform is equipped with highly efficient computing and intelligent modelling capabilities, and performs automated pre-check of customs claims. It helps identify and prevent smuggling attempts, tariff and duty administration, and enterprise credit assessment.

Benefits
  • The centralized cloud system analyzes data, identifies risks, and helps prevent smuggling attempts.
  • Improves the agencies' ability to gain insight from the vast amounts of data collected.
  • Near-instantaneous fuzzy search response times on hundreds of millions of records.
  • Complete digital transformation of a customs agency in Shanghai (pilot), achieving a fivefold increase in contraband seizure rate.

The Henan Consumption Data Collection Cloud is the first cloud-based core production system to be adopted by the State Grid Corporation of China. We adopted this system to improve the efficiency, quality and diversity of our applications. Since the system went online, it has helped us solve a series of long-standing problems caused by inadequate system capacity, and set an example for future systems.

Apsara Stack Provides the Backbone for State Grid Henan Electric Power Company to Collect Power Consumption Data

Challenges
  • The rapid expansion of new services, such as electric vehicle charging, distributed power access, and simultaneous acquisition of data from multiple meters, has driven the demands for data acquisition systems such as data types, acquisition frequency, integrity and timeliness to an all-time high.
  • To keep up with the increasing demands, State Grid Henan Electric Power Company has to rapidly transform their existing data acquisition system. The new system is required to have significant improvements over the existing system in terms of overall system architecture, application performance, and data processing efficiency
Solution
  • The Consumption Data Collection Cloud was created for State Grid Henan Electric Power Company. It is a storage and computing platform that supports PB-level structured and unstructured data. With the capacity to process the AMI data of 60,000,000 households, 700 physical tables, and billions of data entries in real time, the Consumption Data Collection Cloud provides a comprehensive solution for State Grid Henan Electric Power Company.

  • A total of 123 servers were deployed to provide 12 cloud computing, big data and security services, namely, ECS, SLB, VPC, RDS, OSS, OTS, ODPS, BASE, StreamCompute, DRDS, EDAS, and CDP.

Benefits
  • Calculation time for the power consumption of 40,000,000 users reduced from 4 hours to 30 minutes
  • Service data storage capacity increased from 3 months to 3 years
  • Collection time for daily recorded power consumption data reduced from 1.5 hours to 40 minutes
  • Collection time for daily recorded power consumption data of 150 power meters within a district reduced from 120 seconds to 20 seconds

By partnering with Alibaba Cloud, Bank of Nanjing has experienced a boom like the one we had with the Internet. Alibaba Cloud and Bank of Nanjing are striving to connect the finance business with various industries. With the Finance Cloud Plus (Xinyunjia) platform, we can share our technological success and our business success with a myriad of small and medium sized banking institutions.

Apsara Stack Provides the Cloud Strategy to Help Bank of Nanjing Achieve Digital Transformation in the Age of Internet Finance

Challenges
  • As the Internet finance business develops rapidly, the existing system of Bank of Nanjing cannot meet the requirements for real-time service processing.
  • The old system supports up to a mere few million online accounts, with limited scalability. It is unable to keep up with the growing demands to handle more accounts.
  • Channel partners have moved their businesses online, driving the need to integrate payment functions into partner applications.
  • Traditional IT infrastructures has slow deployment and high maintenance costs.
Solution
  • Connected to FinMall, and intergrated with a wide range of scenarios, building an open ecosystem.

  • Developed a banking industrial cloud platform to serve "Xinhe Club", and a big data-based intelligent financial business platform.

  • Improved Bank of Nanjing's IT efficiency and core competency based on DevOps.

  • Built a distributed core structure for Internet banking, which has been verified by Internet-based banks

Benefits
  • Handling capacity increased tenfold from a mere 100,000 transactions/day to more than 1,000,000 transactions/day.
  • Yearly maintenance cost reduced from 400 million RMB to 40 million RMB, marking a 90% cost reduction.

Apsara Stack has helped us meet strict regulatory compliance and confidentiality requirements. Since its implementation over a year ago, there have been no service interruptions. It has helped us guarantee the stability of upper-layer applications and service continuity.

Apsara Stack Shapes the CITIC Ecosystem, Providing Increased Value for the CITIC Group

Challenges
  • The CITIC group wanted to transform their business from a traditional capital-based, vertical point-to-point and project-to-project business model to a highly-efficient resource platform with resource sharing and business collaboration capabilities.
  • AIM: Reinforce the basic infrastructure platform to provide even more unique SaaS services
Solution
  • The CITIC Industry Cloud Network (comprising of cloud platform architecture, cloud network architecture and cloud security solutions) is a tailored Apsara Stack solution provided to the CITIC Group based on their requirements. The solution also includes various cloud services, such as ECS, RDS, SLB, OSS, VPC, Alibaba Cloud Security, DRDS, ApsaraDB for Redis, and Container Service.

  • A comprehensive collection of northbound interfaces were provided to provide a foundation with multiple options for developing a centralized cloud management platform.

Benefits
  • Apsara Stack extends the elastic scalability and massive expandability of Alibaba Cloud public cloud to the CITIC cloud infrastructure platform. This creates a financial-class hybrid cloud deployment solution that can be expanded seamlessly and flexibly.

Enterprise Success Stories

China Customs

The Alibaba Cloud Big Data solution of the General Administration of Customs of China is a cornerstone of the Digital Customs Project. Alibaba Cloud supported us, with their hyper-scale computing capabilities, in our endeavor to live out our vision. With a combination of big data and powerful computing systems, we can now assess the credit condition of an enterprise in real time, and use the results as vital supporting information when evaluating risks of custom claims. Applying these measures, we have vastly improved the opportunities to identify and suppress contraband shipments.

General Administration of Customs, China (GACC) Employs Big Data Applications to Become the Global "Intelligent Customs" Leader

Challenges
  • It is complex to integrate the data sharing platform of the data center with products. Furthermore, the platform has limited storage capacity and is not scalable.
  • GACC has limited big data applications, and development bottlenecks necessitate the need for big data solutions that allow collected data to "operate" independently.
Solution
  • An Apsara Stack-based big data solution capable of processing PB-level data, especially unstructured data, was created for GACC. With 736 servers supporting the cloud services, the platform is capable of storing and computing 750 TB structured data, and 4 PB unstructured data.

  • A multi-application platform that consists of MaxCompute, AnalyticDB, OTS, and BASE was built for GACC that has offline data processing, mining, and analysis capabilities.

  • The GACC Big Data Platform is equipped with highly efficient computing and intelligent modelling capabilities, and performs automated pre-check of customs claims. It helps identify and prevent smuggling attempts, tariff and duty administration, and enterprise credit assessment.

Benefits
  • The centralized cloud system analyzes data, identifies risks, and helps prevent smuggling attempts.
  • Improves the agencies' ability to gain insight from the vast amounts of data collected.
  • Near-instantaneous fuzzy search response times on hundreds of millions of records.
  • Complete digital transformation of a customs agency in Shanghai (pilot), achieving a fivefold increase in contraband seizure rate.

Henan Electric Power Company

The Henan Consumption Data Collection Cloud is the first cloud-based core production system to be adopted by the State Grid Corporation of China. We adopted this system to improve the efficiency, quality and diversity of our applications. Since the system went online, it has helped us solve a series of long-standing problems caused by inadequate system capacity, and set an example for future systems.

Apsara Stack Provides the Backbone for State Grid Henan Electric Power Company to Collect Power Consumption Data

Challenges
  • The rapid expansion of new services, such as electric vehicle charging, distributed power access, and simultaneous acquisition of data from multiple meters, has driven the demands for data acquisition systems such as data types, acquisition frequency, integrity and timeliness to an all-time high.
  • To keep up with the increasing demands, State Grid Henan Electric Power Company has to rapidly transform their existing data acquisition system. The new system is required to have significant improvements over the existing system in terms of overall system architecture, application performance, and data processing efficiency
Solution
  • The Consumption Data Collection Cloud was created for State Grid Henan Electric Power Company. It is a storage and computing platform that supports PB-level structured and unstructured data. With the capacity to process the AMI data of 60,000,000 households, 700 physical tables, and billions of data entries in real time, the Consumption Data Collection Cloud provides a comprehensive solution for State Grid Henan Electric Power Company.

  • A total of 123 servers were deployed to provide 12 cloud computing, big data and security services, namely, ECS, SLB, VPC, RDS, OSS, OTS, ODPS, BASE, StreamCompute, DRDS, EDAS, and CDP.

Benefits
  • Calculation time for the power consumption of 40,000,000 users reduced from 4 hours to 30 minutes
  • Service data storage capacity increased from 3 months to 3 years
  • Collection time for daily recorded power consumption data reduced from 1.5 hours to 40 minutes
  • Collection time for daily recorded power consumption data of 150 power meters within a district reduced from 120 seconds to 20 seconds

Bank of Nanjing

By partnering with Alibaba Cloud, Bank of Nanjing has experienced a boom like the one we had with the Internet. Alibaba Cloud and Bank of Nanjing are striving to connect the finance business with various industries. With the Finance Cloud Plus (Xinyunjia) platform, we can share our technological success and our business success with a myriad of small and medium sized banking institutions.

Apsara Stack Provides the Cloud Strategy to Help Bank of Nanjing Achieve Digital Transformation in the Age of Internet Finance

Challenges
  • As the Internet finance business develops rapidly, the existing system of Bank of Nanjing cannot meet the requirements for real-time service processing.
  • The old system supports up to a mere few million online accounts, with limited scalability. It is unable to keep up with the growing demands to handle more accounts.
  • Channel partners have moved their businesses online, driving the need to integrate payment functions into partner applications.
  • Traditional IT infrastructures has slow deployment and high maintenance costs.
Solution
  • Connected to FinMall, and intergrated with a wide range of scenarios, building an open ecosystem.

  • Developed a banking industrial cloud platform to serve "Xinhe Club", and a big data-based intelligent financial business platform.

  • Improved Bank of Nanjing's IT efficiency and core competency based on DevOps.

  • Built a distributed core structure for Internet banking, which has been verified by Internet-based banks

Benefits
  • Handling capacity increased tenfold from a mere 100,000 transactions/day to more than 1,000,000 transactions/day.
  • Yearly maintenance cost reduced from 400 million RMB to 40 million RMB, marking a 90% cost reduction.

CITIC Group

Apsara Stack has helped us meet strict regulatory compliance and confidentiality requirements. Since its implementation over a year ago, there have been no service interruptions. It has helped us guarantee the stability of upper-layer applications and service continuity.

Apsara Stack Shapes the CITIC Ecosystem, Providing Increased Value for the CITIC Group

Challenges
  • The CITIC group wanted to transform their business from a traditional capital-based, vertical point-to-point and project-to-project business model to a highly-efficient resource platform with resource sharing and business collaboration capabilities.
  • AIM: Reinforce the basic infrastructure platform to provide even more unique SaaS services
Solution
  • The CITIC Industry Cloud Network (comprising of cloud platform architecture, cloud network architecture and cloud security solutions) is a tailored Apsara Stack solution provided to the CITIC Group based on their requirements. The solution also includes various cloud services, such as ECS, RDS, SLB, OSS, VPC, Alibaba Cloud Security, DRDS, ApsaraDB for Redis, and Container Service.

  • A comprehensive collection of northbound interfaces were provided to provide a foundation with multiple options for developing a centralized cloud management platform.

Benefits
  • Apsara Stack extends the elastic scalability and massive expandability of Alibaba Cloud public cloud to the CITIC cloud infrastructure platform. This creates a financial-class hybrid cloud deployment solution that can be expanded seamlessly and flexibly.

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