By Jeremy Pedersen

Welcome back for week 2 of our Alibaba Cloud Q&A blog series.

This week, I’m going to address just one question, because it’s a big one!

Q: Could Alibaba Cloud survive a nuclear war?

I’m paraphrasing a bit here, but I really did have a customer ask me if Alibaba Cloud was “nuclear proof”.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and tackle this one step-by-step.

What do we mean by nuclear war?

Let’s start by ruling out a global nuclear conflict between the major world powers, because that is a literal armageddon from which no living thing is safe. …


To hear more from our customers and access exclusive use cases about leveraging the cloud, download Best Practices of Cloud Adoption in Indonesia whitepaper today.

Cloud adoption rates are soaring as organizations continue to develop and launch new digital initiatives. But how can you find the right cloud provider for your business?

In this post, we introduce some of our customers based in Indonesia, each of which has recently migrated to Alibaba Cloud to find digital success. Here are the reasons they worked (and continue to work) with us.

Reason #1: A Cost-Effective Solution

International airline Garuda Indonesia currently operates 202 aircraft and more than…


By Hujt

Stream output is widely-known in Alibaba as a powerful performance tool to improve business transformation. However, what is still unclear is its definition, technical theories, and application scenarios. This article will introduce these concepts in detail.

1. Interpretation

1.1 Stream

Stream, also known as Reactive, is an R&D framework based on asynchronous data streams and a concept and programming model rather than a technical architecture. Today, responsive technical frameworks are commonly used in technical stacks, such as React.js and RxJs at the frontend and RxJava and Reactor at the server, with RXJava in the Android system. All of these created reactive programming.

1.2 Reactive Programming


Find out more about how the cloud powers The Technologies behind the Biggest Global Shopping Festival in our latest whitepaper.

The Double 11 Global Shopping Festival continues to set new records. The 2020 event recorded more than US$74 billion GMV, with a peak of 583,000 orders created per second.

Events like Double 11 also highlight how technology can boost your business, providing organizations with a blueprint for e-retail success. In this post, we reveal how companies can manage peaks in demand, to provide your customers with a consistent and reliable online experience.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Infrastructure

It’s vital to put the right architecture in…


By Bai Xueyu, R&D engineer of Zhongyuan Bank

This article is written by Bai Xueyu, an R&D engineer of a big data platform for Zhongyuan Bank. It mainly introduces the application of a real-time financial data lake in Zhongyuan Bank, including:

  • Background
  • Real-time financial data lake architecture
  • Scenario practices

Background

Located in Zhengzhou city, Henan province, Zhongyuan Bank is the only provincial corporate bank and the largest city commercial bank. It was successfully listed in Hong Kong on July 19, 2017. Since its establishment, Zhongyuan Bank has taken the strategy of strengthening and developing through technology to be more technology and…


Find out more about how the cloud is driving the logistics and transport industry forward in our Global Industry Best Practices on Alibaba Cloud for Logistics and Transportation whitepaper.

Digitization is advancing across every market, transforming established organizations and providing businesses with new entry points into traditional markets.

Many logistics companies are turning to the cloud to provide these solutions thanks to their inherent scalability, cost-effectiveness and easy-of-use.

For example, our cloud-based solutions helped the logistics arm of the Alibaba Group, Cainiao, save 260 million hours a day in delivery time and meet the massive spikes in demand during the…


Each day, as the school bell rang, students poured out of the school gate, stepped into small canteens in groups, and chose what they like. At that time, some TV series, such as The Legend of White Snake, Journey to the West, and Princess of Pearl, were replayed constantly left deep impressions on audiences. Some TV series, such as Clever Boy, My Own Swordsman, and The Storm Riders, used extravagant costumes and caused a wave of imitation. Trendy dramas, such as Meteor Garden and The Story of Youth, emerged and attracted many students. …


Authors: Bo Teng
Reviewers: Bo Teng, Rosa Wang, Weiwei Jiang

1. Overview

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) is a platform for developing and running containerized applications. It is designed to help developers and operations personnel to easily build, deploy, and manage applications, allowing the supported applications to expand from a small number of machines to thousands of machines that can serve millions of clients. Based on Kubernetes, OCP provides powerful and flexible platform management tools and processes. By using open-source technologies of Red Hat, OCP allows you to deploy containerized applications from a single cloud to multiple clouds.

Compared with other…


By Leijuan

As Java programmers, I believe that you may already be familiar with microkernel architecture design. So how was the idea of microkernel proposed? What is the role of microkernel in the design of the operating system kernel? This article explains the microkernel architecture design from the perspective of plug-in architecture. This article also compares the microkernel architecture with the microservice architecture and shares its reference for microservice design.


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In the past year, we’ve witnessed a major shift by organizations in their IT infrastructure in order to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more enterprises have “gone digital”, with new practices such as remote work and distance education becoming the norm. Although this undoubtedly brings added value to businesses, this rapid adoption, if poorly planned, can inadvertently expose services to more cyber-attacks.

To help you better understand the current trends and statistics of cyber-attacks, we have summarized our latest findings on DDoS attacks in 2020–2021 through the following infographic. …

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