A Silver Lining to Your Cloud Application Architecture Design

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To learn more about how Alibaba Cloud can help your organization to manage, maintain, and run applications, servers, data, and data storage in a cost-effective way, download our whitepaper, Alibaba Cloud — A Silver Lining to Your Cloud Application Architecture Design, now.

Alibaba Cloud offers a comprehensive cloud solution with virtual load balancers, security services, and virtual resources for hassle-free deployment on the cloud. This allows you to host, run, and maintain your applications on the cloud through a single global account in a secure and cost-effective manner.

Let’s explore some of the main advantages of Cloud Architectures.

1. Multiple Data Centers in a Region

Within each region, Alibaba Cloud has at least two data centers called Availability Zones. As Elastic Compute Service (ECS) in different Availability Zones is logically and physically separated, Alibaba Cloud provides an easy-to-use model for deploying applications across AZs for higher availability and reliability. In the case of a hardware failure in one zone, an application is still functional, using the resources located in a different zone to prevent loss of service.

2. High Security for Web Applications

More than 90 percent of applications are vulnerable to security attacks, making application security a major concern for organizations. Alibaba Cloud provides a suite of network and application security services that protect applications from such malicious attacks.

3. Anti-DDoS

This cloud-based security service integrates with Alibaba Cloud ECS instances to safeguard your data and applications from DDoS attacks, and provides increased visibility and control over your security measures. Anti-DDoS provides a protected cloud with free comprehensive security protection for all Alibaba Cloud deployments.

4. Web Application Firewall (WAF)

This easy-to-use service protects applications from common web exploits that cause application unavailability, compromised security, or excessive consumption of resources. WAF gives users complete control of applications by letting them define customizable security rules to block malicious traffic from reaching the applications. Users can create custom rules that prevent common attacks, such as SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, and protection against Trojan virus injection.

5. Virtual Firewalls

When compared with traditional application hosting models, ECS offers additional security through virtual firewalls called security groups. Security Groups are similar to an inbound/outbound network firewall, for which protocols, ports, and source IP ranges can be specified and allowed to reach your resources.

In Conclusion

Alibaba Cloud’s solutions provide a reliable, scalable and secure cloud-based architecture for organizations and users alike. It comprises of various cloud products, applications and data centers, which perform different functions — from improving security to providing an enhanced hosting experience — making it an effective and recommended cloud solution for organizations.

To learn more about how Alibaba Cloud can help your organization to manage, maintain, and run applications, servers, data, and data storage in a cost-effective way, download our whitepaper, Alibaba Cloud — A Silver Lining to Your Cloud Application Architecture Design, now.

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