In China, Alibaba is the 800-pound gorilla in e-commerce. However, the company has a cloud-computing service, too, called Alibaba Cloud, which started to operate since 2009. Though Alibaba Cloud shares certain similarities with the other major cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, it stands out from the crowd due to its Alibaba Cloud Web Hosting, a service that leverages the power and flexibility of Alibaba’s Elastic Compute Service while keeping costs predictable and setup straightforward.
As of now, Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun) is one of Alibaba’s fastest growing business units, and one of the leading cloud computing services in the world. Alibaba Cloud is gearing up the momentum to provide the most cost-effective and sophisticated customized solutions to its clients. The cloud computing services include elastic computing, enhanced cloud security services, and so on.