Inflexible IT infrastructure
Flexible, large-scale and low cost
Business growth means that OTA customers require large numbers of servers and network resources, whether to support a greater number of users or to collect greater volumes of data from the Internet. If either self-built machine rooms or hosting machine rooms are used, it is very difficult to expand IT resources in line with business growth.
Alibaba Cloud ECS offers flexible hourly/monthly/annual charging modes. The scale of ECS servers can be readily re-sized based on business demands. Compared with the traditional IDC procurement and deployment models, Alibaba Cloud ECS can reduce costs by 50%, and shorten the deployment cycle by 90%. At the same time, Alibaba Cloud also offers low cost mini-sized single-core servers with memory of 512MB and 1MB bandwidth (with public IP address). The mini-sized servers are well suited for establishing large-scale data-collecting server clusters for OTA customers.
Insufficient storage and processing capabilities for large quantities of images
Reliable and speedy image storage and processing
OTA customers often need to store large quantities of images, such as room photos and scenic spot photos. As businesses grow, there will be a surge in the number of images. The high cost, long cycles and difficulties in terms of maintenance are issues which affect self-built large-scale storage systems. In addition, with the development of mobile Internet, OTA customers need to adapt to various terminals by resizing, cropping and watermarking images.
Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service boasts a 99.99999999% reliability rate and offers image processing features to meet the needs of OTA customers, supporting adaptation to various mobile Internet terminals.
Inadequate processing capabilities for massive logs
Big data analysis
OTA customers usually need to engage in business with a large number of hotels, airlines, and ticketing companies. The business chain is long, and errors of various types can easily occur. As a result, error locating must be carried out with the help of log analysis. However, many OTA customers lack the capability to store, query and analyze large volumes of logs.
Alibaba Cloud's SLS log collection and analysis service is based on Alibaba Cloud big data platforms, enabling the storage and analysis of large amounts of log data. The service provides an interface for the speedy collection and formatting of data, greatly easing the effort of analyzing large amounts of log data.
Difficult to guarantee network experience
Optimal network experience
An increasing number of users are accessing OTA applications using the mobile Internet. This places higher requirements on network quality. With traditional IDC, it is difficult to adequately guarantee the network experience of users due to lacking multi-line access capabilities. In addition, OTA customers are often vulnerable to Internet-based attacks (such as DDoS attacks).
Big data analysis Alibaba Cloud's SLS log collection and analysis service is based on Alibaba Cloud big data platforms, enabling the storage and analysis of large amounts of log data. The service provides an interface for the speedy collection and formatting of data, greatly easing the effort of analyzing large amounts of log data. Optimal network experience Alibaba Cloud data centers in every region support multi-line BGP network access to ensure the optimal network experience of OTA users either with PCs or mobile clients. Alibaba Cloud is gradually rolling out more overseas data centers to support the global business expansion of OTA customers. Alibaba Cloud Security can provide an effective defense against a wide range of network attacks, such as DDoS attacks, ensuring the security of OTA customers.