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By Shantanu Kaushik

Cloud computing and security go hand-in-hand when it comes to a stable and reliable solution. Identity and access management plays an important role in managing different resource access, user groups, and permissions. Granting or denying privileges is the basis of maintaining a hierarchy within an organization.

Why Do You Need Identity and Access Management?

Identity and Access Management is an essential security practice for any organization. User and user group credentials are one of the most important and critical resources for an enterprise. Identity and Access Management plays an important part in day-to-day business productivity and continuity.

Enterprises have to enable identity and access management to safeguard information and resources against compromised access possibilities. Threats like phishing, spyware, ransomware, and other types of malicious attacks can cripple an organization’s productivity and reputation. …


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By Daole, a Wireless Development Expert, and Xinlv, a Test and Development Engineer at Alibaba Digital Media & Entertainment Group

Released by AliENT

1. Background

Video apps are the main consumers of mobile network traffic. Compared with the user experience of other apps, video apps depend more on network environments. The core video experience indicators, such as the success rate, stalling rate, and the HD proportion of video playback, are related to product performance in network environments.

We can find some practices of network analysis and environmental profiling on the market. For example, the popular mobile game “King of Glory” supports the measurement of network quality. This game gives users visual measurement results using the latency of the current router, community, and public network to describe the current network status. For example, a 500 kbps network speed limit is used to simulate the bus model, and a packet loss rate of 20% is used to simulate the subway model. The importance of network profiling can be summarized as personalization and differentiated decision-making. Network environments vary greatly with video viewers. …


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By Wang Jingyao, Wireless Development Expert at Alibaba Entertainment

Released by AliENT

1. Overview

Virtual reality (VR) has an increasing number of application cases in different industries. With 720-degree panoramic cameras, some manufacturers perform multifurcating tree modeling based on multi-view photos. It is a technique that has been widely used in real estate companies, such as Lianjia. In the ticketing industry, similar seat selection products have also been piloted in and outside of China; examples include TicketMaster and StubHub outside China and Moretickets in China. For large venues, the current implementation tends to adopt a 3D modeling + post-rendering approach to output ECB-based panoramic photos. …


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By Lee Li Feng

In the last decade, we’ve moved from Ops to DevOps to DevSecOps, and this trend of expansion is showing no signs of slowing down. In the past year, in fact, we’ve seen another acronym added: AIOps.

For cynical IT operations staff, it would be easy to write off this new development as hype, as we’ve seen many other ideas that promise to revolutionize the way our jobs work, only to fail at the first hurdle. AIOps, however, might be different.


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Project Introduction

Techies 101 is an on-demand tech support service provider. Techies 101 allows you to hire techies as per your requirement, without the hassle!

Target Problems

Nowadays, many businesses have moved from CAPEX-heavy models to OPEX-focused models for cost savings. Generally, we buy IT services through two methods: the first one is through subscription and the second one is through Pay-as-you-Go. This approach is common when it comes to purchasing cloud resources, but it is still relatively new when it comes to procuring services.

If, in your day-to-day work, you don’t get many issues related to IT infrastructure, you can obviously reduce costs by not hiring a dedicated engineer for your business. This is because it is not cost-effective to pay a flat salary even when there is no work. In this case, Techies 101 is best solution for you. You can meet our techies one-on-one and hire them on demand on an hourly basis, and rent their services as you need using a Pay-as-you-Go payment model. …


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By Zhenzi

The experiments in our frontend intelligent framework facilitate the implementation of handwritten digit recognition and image classification tasks. This article approaches the implementation from four aspects: environment setup, quick experiment, best practices, and principle analysis. After reading this article, I hope that you can start your own frontend intelligent project and use machine learning to address programming problems. Please be patient while reading this “lengthy” article.


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At the Apsara Conference 2020, Alibaba Cloud launched new savings plans that help customers optimize their computing costs. Customers can purchase cloud resources in advance and enjoy pay-as-you-go services to improve flexibility and efficiency, as well as reducing costs. This article will introduce the newly launched savings plans in detail.

How to Purchase Cloud Resources in Cloud Native Era?


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To learn more about developing the right cloud-native architecture for your business, download The Cloud-Native Architecture White Paper today.

Cloud computing is an established solution, helping many businesses achieve the performance required to compete in today’s increasingly digitized market. It’s latest evolution, cloud-native, is helping businesses achieve ultimate elasticity. But cloud-native is developing at a fast pace and there are several key, emerging trends every developer must understand to create the right environment for your organization now, and in the years ahead.

Trend 1: Dynamic, Hybrid and Distributed Clouds Are Becoming the New Normal

Many businesses are choosing a hybrid cloud environment and distributed frameworks. These technologies use data center and cloud-based resources in a fine-grained and dynamic manner, allowing applications to make full use of these fragmented systems. …


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By Puling

In the field of cloud computing, OpenAPIs are unambiguously acknowledged as the most vital tools for developers. OpenAPI allows programmers to include instructions in their programming, like sending text messages, organizing resources, and managing permissions. It simply allows performing another OpenAPI call if one is not enough. As more companies are opting for open platforms for flexibility, OpenAPIs are increasingly favored as an indispensable part of the integration infrastructure. However, a question remains as to whether the OpenAPIs are really consumer-friendly. This article explores the crucial challenges related to OpenAPIs and introduces tailored solutions.

Background

Puling is an engineer at Alibaba Cloud. He is an ardent lover of open source technologies and is one of China’s top experts active on GitHub. In his sixth year with the company, he considered quitting his job to join a startup. And while he was deliberating the decision and pondering his work, he felt that Alibaba Cloud had earned its reputation for providing excellent cloud computing services and products, which were popular choices among startups. But even so, since he had written many SDKs for Node.js, he knew that there was still room for improvement in Alibaba Cloud’s developer experience. He decided, out of his passion for programming, that he would stay and try to improve the situation. He then joined Alibaba Cloud Open Platform and dedicated himself to the optimization of SDKs. TeaDSL is a patented solution developed by Puling and his team. The following sections share his thoughts on and understanding of using TeaDSL as a multi-language SDK solution. …


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By Shantanu Kaushik

Cloud computing has brought along a massive shift in how technologies are implemented and utilized. Management, configuration, and delivery models can be implemented to gain productivity in any scenario. Middleware systems were introduced to achieve better collaboration and seamless talk between two counterparts of the same solution.

Loosely coupled solutions, such as microservices, typically prove to be a better-managed solution, as an effect on one counterpart will not affect the others. Alibaba Cloud Application Configuration Management (ACM) has a well-defined architecture to support large amounts of concurrent connections, and just like a well-built enterprise solution, ACM supports almost all of the required features to configure and manage applications in a better way. …

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