Alibaba Cloud Serverless Products Reaches 66% of Serverless Users in China

Alibaba Cloud Function Compute: Widely Chosen and Used

Alibaba Cloud is one of the leading cloud computing vendors to provide serverless computing services. Alibaba Cloud Function Compute (FC) is a popular serverless product that supports both reservation/usage combined scaling and pay-as-you-go billing. Alibaba Cloud FC supports more than one million functions, hundreds of billions of calls per month, and is capable of handling cold boot in 50ms, hot restore in 3ms, and elastic scaling in just hundreds of milliseconds. Alibaba Cloud FC is also able to stably handle the peak QPS during Alibaba Group’s Double 11 Festival. At the Trusted Cloud Summit (TRUCS) 2020 held by CAICT on July, Alibaba Cloud FC was the first to pass the Trusted Cloud Function as a Service (FaaS) Certification with full marks in all 21 tests.

Alibaba Cloud SAE: A Dark Horse in Serverless Field

In CAICT’s survey, Alibaba Cloud’s Serverless App Engine (SAE) has an outstanding performance like a “dark horse”. Alibaba Cloud SAE is an application-oriented product of Serverless PaaS. SAE offers users benefits of Alibaba Cloud’s Serverless, Kubernetes, and microservices, requiring no threshold, modification, and container base. So, it is more suitable for PaaS users.

Comparison between Non-Serverless Solution and SAE

Diverse Scenarios and Abundant Practices

Alibaba Cloud’s serverless products have been applied to a wide range of industries, and has been supporting Alibaba Group’s ecosystem including Taobao, Tmall, Alipay, DingTalk, Fliggy, Xianyu, and Yuque. Furthermore, Alibaba Cloud’s serverless products also help tens of thousands of customers to adopt a serverless approach, including Weibo, Shimo, Genshuixue, Timing, and Unilever. Alibaba Cloud’s serverless products cover a wide variety of scenarios and industries, including front-end full stack, applet development, new retail, online gaming, and online education.

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