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To learn more about the many features of a cloud-native architecture and the benefits it can bring to your business, download The Cloud-Native Architecture White Paper today.

A cloud-native architecture can realize many benefits for your business, helping you achieve high availability, scalability, and expedite your release cycles, while streamlining your operation and maintenance. But, under the hood, how does a cloud native architecture achieve this?

First, let’s explain what “cloud native” means. The word “cloud” simply refers to the application residing in the cloud instead of in a traditional, on-premises data center. Businesses have been using the cloud in…

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To learn more about the full range of benefits of a cloud-native architecture for your business, download The Cloud-Native Architecture White Paper today.

The cloud is an established tool for many businesses. However, if your applications go to the cloud without transforming their architecture, your organization may not reap the full range of rewards the cloud can offer.

This is where a cloud-native architecture can help your enterprise make better use of cloud computing to deliver increasingly agile, affordable, scalable and flexible services.

What Is Cloud Native?

Cloud-native is, essentially, the next evolution of cloud computing where every digital solution is designed and developed…

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By Suxing, Senior Engineer at Alibaba

This article shows how to extend the Kubernetes API through the Operator Framework based on current practices and use cases. This article consists of three parts: (1) basics of Operators, (2) basics of the Operator Framework and development process case study, and (3) Operators case study.

1. Operator Overview

Basic Concepts

To start, let’s take a look at the basic concepts involved in this article.

  • CustomResourceDefinition (CRD): a type of custom Kubernetes resource.
  • Custom Resource (CR): a specific CRD instance.
  • Webhook: a type of HTTP callback registered to the Kubernetes API server. …

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By Daonong, Senior Technical Expert at Alibaba Cloud

This article explores the Kubernetes basic network model. This article is divided into the following parts: (1) A review of container network development history and analysis of the origins of the Kubernetes network model; (2) An exploration of the Flannel HostGW implementation, which demonstrates how a packet is converted when being routed from a container to a host(3) An introduction to the mechanisms and usage of services that are closely related to networks and a description of how services work with a simple example.

Evolution of the Kubernetes Network Model

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Liu Weiguang is a Vice President of the Alibaba Group and the General Manager of Intelligent New Finance at Alibaba Cloud. In this blog, we’ll be sharing Liu Weiguang’s insights into the future of, financial technology (Fintech), and discuss how it will be the most important driver of the development of our commercial society.

Fintech is an important tool that can help guide and achieve the high-level integration of business, business optimization, and new business creation. This presentation will explore the differences between Fintech, financial IT, and information-driven finance in the practices of Alibaba and Ant Financial. In addition, it…

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By Meng Wei

Today, more applications are becoming cloud native, and storage solutions are following their lead. Containers are the infrastructure of the cloud-native era, but what is the infrastructure of the container technology?

Preface

“Cloud-native technologies empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments, such as public, private, and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructures, and declarative APIs exemplify this approach. These techniques enable us to build loosely coupled systems that are resilient, manageable, and observable. Combined with robust automation, cloud-native technology allows engineers to make high-impact changes frequently, predictably, and effortlessly.” …

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In the age of artificial intelligence, Alibaba Cloud is redefining next-generation storage for the all-new data infrastructure. Data will undoubtedly continue its exponential growth in the future, so the requirements for storage performance are expected to become more demanding. On July 14, 2020, Alibaba Cloud held its fifth new storage product release conference and unveiled seven new storage features, including Fast Snapshot Availability (FSA), HBR snapshot management, and data processing and delivery. These new capabilities will diversify the company’s storage product line and enrich the best practices for industry application scenarios.

1. The major upgrade to the snapshot service reduces the RTO for data protection to seconds.

The FSA feature is built on the snapshot service…

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On February 2, 2021, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the world’s top open-source community, officially announced its new term of Technical Oversight Committee (TOC). Zhang Lei, a Senior Technical Expert of Alibaba Cloud, was elected as the only representative from a Chinese enterprise among the current nine TOC members.

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