Alibaba Cloud and Cainiao Network: Digital and Intelligent Upgrade of the Entire Logistics Chain

The Transformation and Upgrade of the Logistics Industry Is Unstoppable

As a composite service industry integrating transportation, warehousing, freight forwarding, and information, the logistics industry is one of the fundamental and strategic industries supporting the development of the national economy. In recent years, with the upgrade of logistics technology, technologies, such as big data, cloud computing, IoT, blockchains, robots, and unmanned vehicles, have been applied in the logistics industry on a large scale. However, traditional logistics warehousing and distribution methods are still widely used. According to statistics, the volume of express delivery reached 50.5 billion pieces in 2018, and is expected to reach 60 billion pieces in 2019, up 20% year-on-year. Under the background of dramatic growth in the market scale, the transformation and upgrading of the logistics industry is unstoppable.

Logistics Cloud Has Become the Infrastructure of the Industry

Some insiders said that in the future, the logistics industry would go out of the form of competition relying solely on scale and price, and technology competition would become the key. The logistics cloud has become the infrastructure of the industry. Cainiao has established a logistics cloud since December 2015 to provide a stable and powerful public cloud platform for logistics ecosystem.

  • Complete value-added logistics services: the logistics cloud will provide a wide range of value-added logistics components, data service products, and the integrated logistics ecosystem, thus jointly developing with logistics providers.
  • Nearly unlimited scaling capacity: Currently, six nodes, which are Hangzhou, Qingdao, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Silicon Valley, are available, with cross-zone links between nodes, effectively avoiding information congestion.
  • In-depth defense security system: An in-depth security protection system covering the network layer, application layer, and data layer is built. The system provides a complete set of security services, including common network attack defense, Web application protection, Web vulnerability detection, and database protection.

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