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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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By Shantanu Kaushik

2021 has started with a sudden change in how IT and computing work. Remote work culture and business assessments based on the changing trends have enabled another paradigm shift in computing. The evolution of cloud computing standards and security associated with the entirety of this evolution is sending ripples in every direction.

I have said it before, and I will say it again; when security systems evolve, the threats evolve too. Alibaba Cloud has made remarkable developments when it comes to providing end-to-end security solutions to enterprises, online businesses, websites, and everything on the cloud. …


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By Lenny Zeng, Middleware Architeture

Yidui is a video matchmaking app founded in 2015 as a sub-brand of Beijing Milian Technology & Trade Co., Ltd, one of the national high-tech enterprises. The Yidui app is ideal for making friends and setting up blind dates by creatively integrating video, live broadcasts, and online matchmaking. The app opens up an independent channel for online dating community, providing a new social experience for single people. After more than five years of rapid development, the number of registered users has reached more than 100 million, and about 10 million online blind dates are held…


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Introduction: On June 6, 2019, a news photo was posted on most websites in China, marking China’s entry into the 5G era. 2019 is also known as the first year of 5G commercialization in the industry. Now, let’s review the progress of 5G in the last year and predict its future.


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Preface

In my previous article, “FAQs about 5G”, I discussed about some of the most frequently asked questions about 5G. Even though this article was authored not long ago, I’m certain that the 5G development in China has achieved many significant breakthroughs since then. After taking the technical seminar “Technology Has Something to Say,” I prepared this article to share some new ideas and best practices about 5G. You can take it as a continuation of my previous article, FAQs about 5G.

This article is split into three sections: understanding 5G based on statistics, understanding 5G from a technical perspective, and…


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By Raghav K.

Collaboration between teams is essential for productivity. Productivity is dependent on several factors, such as tools, delivery cycle, the distribution of teams, security, and policy. Setting up an effective collaboration strategy is one of the most critical factors in a DevOps setup. Working from home has almost become a standard operating policy.

Effective collaboration between peers and innovation is important. Establishing new and efficient ways to communicate and collaborate must be the first priority. …


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5G has been a popular topic this year. Many articles about 5G are emerging, discussing topics from national strategies to protocol fields. 5G+ has become an inevitable topic in many articles. As a Technical Engineer from the infrastructure department, I frequently join the 5G discussion. I will discuss 5G through a series of questions to help understand it from a different perspective.

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