Gaming Solutions

Fuel gaming businesses with agility, availability, and intelligence

Overview

The two main types of cloud gaming that exist currently are cloud games based on video streaming and cloud games based on file streaming. In both cases, the cloud plays a crucial role in providing a seamless experience and direct playability for gamers across all devices worldwide. Cloud gaming solutions enable enterprises to develop advanced and unique games with a better built-in user experience, high availability, low response time, operational efficiency, and data intelligence.

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Why Alibaba Cloud?

  • Content Acceleration

    Provides accelerated content distribution for content such as textures, UIs, audio, sounds and special effects.

  • Easy Scaling

    Alibaba Cloud provides elastic resources to allow gamers from all over the world to simultaneously access your online games and ensures that you have sufficient capacity to handle traffic peaks.

  • Shortened Time-to-market

    Companies in the cloud gaming industry need to quickly develop and deploy the latest game applications. Alibaba Cloud facilitates continuous integration and deployment, allowing you to quickly launch your latest game features and upgrades.

  • Minimized Operating Costs

    Alibaba Cloud provides a pay-as-you-go mode with clear prices. You can freely switch between billing methods and enjoy low-cost and high-quality cloud services.

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4 Technology Cores of Alibaba Cloud for the Gaming Industry

Cost-Effective Game Development
Secure and Accelerated Global Access
High Performance and Resilient Infrastructure
Personalized Game Service
Cost-Effective Game Development

Help gaming companies accelerate game development and push games to the market

Log Service

Supports collection, consumption, shipping, search, and analysis of logs, and improves the capacity of processing and analyzing large amounts of logs

Elastic Compute Service

Caters all your cloud hosting needs, powers your cloud applications, and achieves faster results with low latency

Object Storage Service

Stores, processes, and accesses massive amounts of data on the cloud from anywhere in the world

Container Service for Kubernetes

Ensures high efficiency for enterprises by running containerized applications on the cloud

Secure and Accelerated Global Access

Help gaming companies roll out new games to the overseas markets quickly and safeguard gaming services

Resource Access Management

Defines fine-grained access permissions for users and groups to secure your cloud resources

Anti-DDoS

Helps you defend against sophisticated DDoS attacks, reduce business loss risks, and mitigate potential security threats

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Monitors your servers in real-time and protects them against intrusions to ensure high availability

GameShield

Defends against TCP CC attacks that typically occur in the gaming industry, prevents Tb-level DDoS attacks, and reduces security protection costs

Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN)

Provides a hybrid and distributed global network ideal for enterprises with high demands on network coverage

Global Accelerator

Provides network acceleration service for your Internet-facing application globally with guaranteed bandwidth and high reliability

High Performance and Resilient Infrastructure

Help gaming companies handle data management challenges such as data burst, data backup, and data restoration

PolarDB

Provide the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases and the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases

Data Transmission Service

Supports data migration and data synchronization between data engines, such as relational database, NoSQL, and OLAP

Personalized Game Service

Help gaming companies gain deeper customer insight and personalize services and offerings

Machine Learning Platform for AI

Provide end-to-end machine learning services, including data processing, feature engineering, model training, model prediction, and model evaluation

AIRec

Provides personalized recommendation services for applications

MaxCompute

Conducts large-scale data warehousing with multiple computational models and reliable security measures

Hologres

Analyzes and processes PB-scale data with high concurrency and low latency

Cost-Effective Game Development
Cost-Effective Game Development

Help gaming companies accelerate game development and push games to the market

Log Service

Supports collection, consumption, shipping, search, and analysis of logs, and improves the capacity of processing and analyzing large amounts of logs

Elastic Compute Service

Caters all your cloud hosting needs, powers your cloud applications, and achieves faster results with low latency

Object Storage Service

Stores, processes, and accesses massive amounts of data on the cloud from anywhere in the world

Container Service for Kubernetes

Ensures high efficiency for enterprises by running containerized applications on the cloud

Secure and Accelerated Global Access
Secure and Accelerated Global Access

Help gaming companies roll out new games to the overseas markets quickly and safeguard gaming services

Resource Access Management

Defines fine-grained access permissions for users and groups to secure your cloud resources

Anti-DDoS

Helps you defend against sophisticated DDoS attacks, reduce business loss risks, and mitigate potential security threats

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Monitors your servers in real-time and protects them against intrusions to ensure high availability

GameShield

Defends against TCP CC attacks that typically occur in the gaming industry, prevents Tb-level DDoS attacks, and reduces security protection costs

Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN)

Provides a hybrid and distributed global network ideal for enterprises with high demands on network coverage

Global Accelerator

Provides network acceleration service for your Internet-facing application globally with guaranteed bandwidth and high reliability

High Performance and Resilient Infrastructure
High Performance and Resilient Infrastructure

Help gaming companies handle data management challenges such as data burst, data backup, and data restoration

PolarDB

Provide the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases and the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases

Data Transmission Service

Supports data migration and data synchronization between data engines, such as relational database, NoSQL, and OLAP

Personalized Game Service
Personalized Game Service

Help gaming companies gain deeper customer insight and personalize services and offerings

Machine Learning Platform for AI

Provide end-to-end machine learning services, including data processing, feature engineering, model training, model prediction, and model evaluation

AIRec

Provides personalized recommendation services for applications

MaxCompute

Conducts large-scale data warehousing with multiple computational models and reliable security measures

Hologres

Analyzes and processes PB-scale data with high concurrency and low latency

Tailored Solutions for the Gaming Industry

Cloud Database Solutions for Gaming

Alibaba Cloud's world-leading database technologies solve all data problems for game companies, bringing you matured and customized architectures with high scalability, reliability, and agility to empower your business endeavors, security, and growth. Alibaba Cloud is the only Asia Pacific brand listed in Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, Alibaba Cloud is ranked first among database management system providers in the Asia Pacific and ranked third in the world in terms of market share.

Browser Game Solution

The Cloud Solutions for Browser Gaming leverages tiered architectures, secure network protocols and tailored database design to help enterprises develop advanced and unique games with better user experience and response times at low operational and maintenance costs.

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Mobile Game Solution

The Mobile Game Solution provides mobile gaming companies a high-level approach to collect, store, and analyze massive amounts of player telemetry data with highly scalable and optimized cloud architectures.

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Gaming Security Solution

The Gaming Security solution leverages isolate cloud network design and products such as Anti-DDoS to protect against security incidents and malicious attacks and keep the core data secure and available at all times.

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Secure Content Delivery Solution

This solution accelerates static and dynamic gaming content in a fast, reliable, and safe way using Secure DCDN (Dynamic Route for CDN).

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Global Application Acceleration

This solution accelerates gaming websites and applications within the network with IPv6 conversion services to reduce network latency and jitter, avoid network attacks, and improve players' gaming experience.

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Real-Time Livestreaming

This solution provides high-reliability, low-cost livestreaming services in HD with low latency for online gaming events through advanced media capabilities, such as edge push streaming, Narrowband HD™ transcoding, VOD, backup, and disaster recovery.

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Security and Compliance

We are committed to providing stable, reliable, secure, and compliant cloud computing infrastructure services across major jurisdictions around the world.
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  • CSA STAR
  • ISO 27001
  • SOC2 Type II Report
  • C5
  • MLPS 2.0
  • MTCS

Customer Success Stories

“Management was extremely easy. Compared with conventional cloud platforms, Container Service for Kubernetes reduced the cost of deployment and operation. Users can also easily scale out and scale in their application server.”

enish is a leading mobile game development and publishing company that is based in the heart of Tokyo. Focusing on creating and distributing high quality game products, enish has successfully developed and published multiple games in Japan, including the futuristic action RPG VGAME and Keyaki no Kiseki, which is the official game of Keyakizaka46. With over 10 games released and almost as many more in development, enish aims to be a major global player in the mobile game development and publishing space.

"ApsaraDB for PolarDB provides high read/write performance and is fully compatible with MySQL. It enables seamless business migration, concurrency of over one million players, and fast business recovery when the game server restarts after software or hardware failure."

XD Inc. is a well-known gaming company and a top 100 Internet enterprise in China whose business scope covers game R&D and operation, animation, and entertainment. It builds all business systems based on Alibaba Cloud’s ApsaraDB for PolarDB solution, which provides an excellent game experience for tens of millions of mobile game players.

“Since dynamic migration became possible with DTS and SMC, services were migrated with the shortest downtime for switching DNS and checking operations.”

- Rei Yamashita Director CTO, BIGBANG Inc.

BIGBANG Inc. is the video game production company responsible for the "Sengoku Chronicles" franchise. Empowered by Alibaba Cloud, BIGBANG performed a seamless dynamic migration from the previous cloud environment, built a test environment in about 15 days, migrated their production environment in one month, and achieved a 40% reduction in cloud infrastructure operating costs.

"The performance of Alibaba Cloud's products and services went well beyond our expectations with almost no obstacles. "

- Hari Kurniawan, Indofun IT Manager

Indofun Games is the leading mobile game provider in Indonesia, which prides itself in providing entertaining games and having excellent services for its customers. Alibaba Cloud offers one of the most complete and mature cloud computing service packages for Indofun. With the computing, storage, database and network service solutions from Alibaba Cloud, Indofun can be confident that it can reach its customers throughout Indonesia.

"Overall, the capabilities brought about by Alibaba Cloud's network and auto scaling solutions have allowed Lyto to focus on what it does best, eliminating the worry of installing and maintaining the physical infrastructure needed to support its online services."

- Andi Suryanto, CEO

PT. Lyto Datarindo Fortuna is one of the largest online game publishers in Indonesia with players all across Asia, including in Korea, Japan, China, and Singapore, and a growing number of players in newer markets like the US and UK. Alibaba Cloud is the number one choice in cloud computing in both China and the Asia Pacific region, making it a clear choice as Lyto's cloud service provider. Through using a host of Alibaba Cloud's network and auto scaling service solutions, Lyto was able to expand its online services with greater ease than ever before.

Related Resources

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Alibaba Cloud Summit Solution Launch: Cloud-Native Solutions for Gaming

Watch "Cloud-Native Solutions for Gaming: Best Practices & Case Studies" from the Alibaba Cloud Summit 2021 and gain more insights into the gaming industry

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Alibaba Cloud Summit Industry Solutions Launch: Plenary Session

Watch the Industry Solutions Launch from the Alibaba Cloud Summit 2021 and gain more insights into accelerating business success with Alibaba Cloud gaming solutions

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The Cloud to Drive New-Age Browser Games

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