Global Application Acceleration

This solution accelerates your network and applications. It helps you improve and secure network and application access performance. Alibaba Cloud's intelligent wide-area-network (WAN) infrastructure, deployed globally, enables centralized IT management to control network connectivity across enterprises and accelerate applications over any network.


Enterprises are rapidly migrating business-critical applications to cloud-based SaaS consumption models. They move the compute workloads onto the cloud by optimizing or transforming their legacy network infrastructure to a simple, agile, and secure model. Enterprises that require fast and smooth access to their applications on or off the cloud are typically faced with three main challenges. First, having a poor cross-regional network experience can hinder effective collaboration and slow down internet application access. Second, enterprises need to continually secure their application endpoints while making them accessible worldwide. Third, legacy network infrastructures are difficult to deploy, manage, and scale for the rapid iteration of services demanded in the Internet era.

Alibaba Cloud Global Application Acceleration Solution can help you effectively solve these challenges. This solution provides superior network connectivity with global network coverage and smart traffic steering to ensure low latency transmission, optimal route selection, and congestion avoidance. This solution provides you with comprehensive cybersecurity protection by protecting your applications against sophisticated DDoS attacks and malicious traffic. In addition, Alibaba Cloud's centralized IT management platform simplifies initial network setup and ongoing management.

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Solution Highlights

  • Latency-Sensitive Applications Acceleration

    This solution offers you 10x faster speeds than regular networks across the world. Your application will be accelerated from the nearest access node. Alibaba Cloud's network automatically calculates the optimal transmission path for your service traffic to reach your applications based on smart dynamic routing selection and smart traffic steering.

  • Enterprise-Grade Reliability

    This solution offers you enterprise-grade reliability and high service availability, based on Alibaba Cloud's global network infrastructure resources and intelligent traffic steering. This solution's protocol-based health checks run DNS failover to meet your disaster recovery requirements.

  • Enhanced Cybersecurity Protection

    This solution provides a dedicated network transmission pathway with data encryption to safeguard your business data. It automatically associates with Anti-DDoS and WAF with instant upgrades to protect your cloud environment and web applications from malicious attacks, even the TB-level DDoS attacks.

  • Easy Operations & Maintenance

    You can deploy this solution with a few simple clicks in a matter of minutes. Alibaba Cloud's centralized operations and maintenance system provides you with an intuitive experience to access a unified view of your cloud products and associated resources.

Solution Special Offer

You can enjoy the package discount if you purchase Global Accelerator (GA) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) (or more products).
For promotion details, see Terms and Conditions.
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25% off if you purchase one-year Additional discounts are available for the following spec

GA instance Small I only 192.06 USD/year

GA bandwidth packages above 20Mb are 35% Off

15% off if you purchase on a monthly basis Additional discounts are available for the following spec

GA instance Small I only 16 USD/month

GA instance Small II 25% Off

Package Products
Global Accelerator (GA)
Global Accelerator is a network acceleration service, benefiting from the high-quality bandwidth and global transmission networks that are provided by Alibaba Cloud. Global Accelerator enables nearby access to the Internet and cross-region deployment of applications, improving the user experience of Internet services.
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Protects against malicious activities and attacks, such as SQL intrusions, XSS cross-site script, and malicious bot access. Mitigates HTTP flood attacks and guarantees the security and availability of your website.
Alibaba Cloud DNS
Provides a stable, fast, secure, and smart DNS resolution management service for all types of domain names.
Global Traffic Manager (GTM)
Uses the DNS smart resolution and the application service's running status health check to direct the user access request to the most appropriate IP address, to implement the server load balance, failover, and disaster recovery deployment.

Accelerate Your Applications Without Borders

Organizations and business units have different maturities in adopting data technologies. It will be always helpful to understand where you are to take the right appropriate action. Alibaba Cloud’s “6 STAGE” data technology maturity framework could quickly help you perform a self-assessment on it.

How It Works

Your Challenge

A smooth and friendly user experience for your website, mobile apps, and applications are the key to customer satisfaction — particularly with latency-sensitive services across industries like e-commerce, finance, aviation, hospitality, media, and education. Delays can lead to a dramatic bounce rate increase.

Our Solution

  • This solution allows you quick and secure access to multiple VPCs and regions. It accelerates your global network by deploying acceleration nodes around the world regardless of domain name location. To improve video network experience, this solution can accelerate services with Alibaba Cloud CDN. In addition, this solution can secure your cybersecurity and application security by using Anti-DDoS together with WAF to mitigate attacks. The health check mechanism is able to help you visualize backend service availability based on Alibaba Cloud's availability zones.

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Your Challenge

As cloud adoption increases, you may choose to deploy multiple cloud and SaaS solutions, if traditional enterprise network solutions struggle to satisfy the connectivity needs of workforces distributed internationally.

Our Solution

  • This solution offers a network and application acceleration service for leading enterprise applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, SAP, Workday, G-Suit, and Zoom. It uses enterprise-grade reliability and has high service availability. It effectively shortens transmission latency for enterprise internal staff, regardless of location, while visiting web applications. Meanwhile, WAF safeguards your applications through precise traffic recognition to avoid or mitigate malicious attacks or intrusion. In addition, our DNS and GTM help you access your applications quickly, easily, and reliably with comprehensive domain name resolution and smart traffic steering.

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Your Challenge

The rapid development of IPv6 has caused an increasing number of IPv6 clients that need to access your IPv4 applications. The main issue is how to allow communication between IPv6 clients and IPv4 applications to meet your business needs.

Our Solution

  • GA instances support requests from IPv6 clients. You can use GA to convert IPv6 addresses to IPv4 addresses and forward the requests to the IPv4 applications that are deployed on the origin servers. This way, your applications can process requests from IPv6 clients without modifying the applications.

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Alibaba Cloud's Best Practices in China

As the No.1 cloud vendor in China, Alibaba Cloud closely cooperates with China’s Tier 1 operators to provide you with a smooth and fast connection for your worldwide collaboration and application access, helping your business flourish in Mainland China.

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Market Share in
China and Asia

22 Regions

Over the Globe and
17 Regions in Asia

1 Stop

Compliance Services

1 Day

Quick Deploy
Global Network

800 M

Attempted Attacks
Stopped Daily

9 Steps

ICP Filing Fast Track

Alibaba Cloud Ecosystem

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Terms and Conditions

If a user has more than one account, only one account can enjoy the promotions.
Alibaba Cloud reserves the right to cancel or change the clauses of this promotional activity at any time.


1. How can I get a discount?
You can get the package discount if you place an order to purchase a GA product, plus WAF (or more products) on this special offer page for the Global Acceleration solution.
2. If I renew, can I join this promotion?
No, this promotional activity only applies to new purchases. Normal renew, scale-up, and scale-down cannot join this promotion.
3. Is the discount available for monthly and yearly payment? Can all products be paid monthly?
Yes, the discount is available for both monthly and yearly payment, but some products do not offer monthly payments. For example, the WAF overseas version requires 3-months minimum.
If an error message appears when you choose a period, try selecting a longer time.
4. Can a single product offer be used with the package promotion?
No, this promotion does not support multiple discounts at the same time.
5. Can additional discount and solution discount be overlaid?
No, if you choose a specification with an additional discount, the additional discount will be applied instead. For the remaining products/specification in your order list, you can enjoy the Solution Special Offer discount.
6. Can any channel partner customers participate in this promotion?
No, this promotion doesn’t support discounts for channel partner customers.
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