Alibaba Cloud Recognized as a Top Hosted Serverless Platform in CNCF Cloud Native Survey China 2019

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Recently, the world’s leading open source organization Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) officially released CNCF Cloud Native Survey China 2019. According to the report, Alibaba Cloud’s Function Compute ranks first in China with a 46% share in enterprise service markets that use Serverless as a hosting platform. Alibaba Cloud has long been a leader in Serverless in China. The first 2020 User Survey on China Cloud Native released in the same month by China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The survey shows that Alibaba Cloud Serverless is considered as the first choice by 66% Chinese Serverless users.

Status Quo and Pain Points of Serverless Industry

According to 2020 User Survey on China Cloud Native by CAICT, serverless has been applied in the production environments with nearly 30% of users, but only 16% of users use serverless for the production of their core businesses. In a recent statistical report from O ‘Reilly, a leading market research firm, shows that 60% of organizations that have not adopted serverless cited “security concerns” as the chief reason they have avoided serverless.

In addition to that, most businesses face the following four challenges when adopting a serverless approach. First, existing applications cannot be migrated smoothly with its high entrance threshold. It is costly and risky to migrate to business system for complex enterprises. Second, it is lack of a unified open source standard due to vendor locking. Most Serverless applications still rely on the non-standard Backend as a Service (BaaS). Third, the tool chain is incomplete. Compared with traditional application development, Serverless applications do not provide proper debugging and monitoring tools. Fourth, learning costs are high. It is hard for developers to change their thinking mode from “O&M for fixed IP addresses” to “O&M for the final state of applications”.

Solution for Serverless Pain Points by Alibaba Cloud

Milestone and Strength: Alibaba Cloud a Leader of Serverless Technology in China

As a leader of Serverless technology and products in China, Alibaba Cloud possesses much experience in implementation practices, covering all industry scenarios in e-commerce, retail, Internet of Things (IoT), audio and video, artificial intelligence (AI). In addition, Serverless supports thousands of enterprises all over the world, such as Sina Weibo, Shimo.im, Century Mart, Mango TV, and GSX Techedu Inc., to achieve cost reduction and efficiency improvement. During Double 11, Alibaba Cloud Serverless stably supported internal businesses of Alibaba Group, including Taobao, Tmall, Xianyu, Ant Financial, DingTalk, and 1688 ,with tens of millions of queries per second (QPS) peak. Furthermore, the Serverless successfully achieved the first large-scale implementation in the core business in China in 2020 Double 11.

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