How Alibaba Cloud’s Storage Technology Is Supporting Online Education
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At the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tremendously impacted the economy and people’s lives. After the outbreak of the epidemic, educational institutions issued notices to extend the holiday and postpone school opening. On February 5, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), and All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) jointly issued the Notice for Promotion of Online Training Courses During the Epidemic. To fully respond to the demand to “keep learning while classes are suspended”, many online educational institutions and emerging educational platforms introduced the “online distance learning” model and offered free courses. Online education has become an important driving force for fighting the epidemic and restoring the economy.
Alibaba Cloud, Asia’s leading cloud computing company, and one of the world’s top 3 cloud computing companies, is committed to leveraging its technical strengths to help global educational institutions move to cloud education.
In addition to offering discounts for its products, Alibaba Cloud provides customized scenario-based solutions for online educational institutions. Alibaba Cloud offers comprehensive solutions that include the Object Storage Service (OSS) based full-process ecosystem, automatic management based on the data lifecycle, and a reliable and stable system architecture to help online educational institutions with scenarios such as courseware sharing and storage, course recording and playback, and intelligent course quality monitoring. Both the online education and video conferencing scenarios have demanding network requirements. The OSS-based global acceleration network built by Alibaba Cloud improves the efficiency of cross-province and cross-ocean data access. It also supports upload and download acceleration and non-static content acceleration, providing enhanced network elasticity.
Under the objective influence of the epidemic and new standards and requirements of the state-issued “Education Informatization 2.0” plan, many educational institutions now have new informatization needs. Based on the infrastructural feature of cloud computing, Alibaba Cloud can help educational institutions avoid redundant investment in businesses, improve resource utilization, and reduce development and O&M costs. The unique self-service feature is what makes cloud an infrastructure. Enterprises and organizations, such as educational institutions, can use remote video and file sharing to implement remote work. Meanwhile, they can use cloud computing functions as needed, such as real-time communication monitoring, data analysis and summarization, and elastic computing.
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