Web+: Alibaba Cloud’s Web App Service (Part 2)

Supported Regions

Within the supported regions, the India (Mumbai) data center supports deployment using the Web App Service. That makes it a gold mine for people looking to deploy applications in India.

Insights from a Developer’s Perspective

Any developer working in India knows the challenges of maintaining application availability. A strong platform like the Web App Service fills most of the gaps in the application’s content delivery. The Content Delivery Network (CDN) has been integrated within the framework of the Web App Service and helps with faster delivery and resource handling.

Open-Source Application | Web+ | Alibaba Cloud

Open-source applications require a robust deployment and management environment; Web+ provides just that. The Alibaba Cloud Web App Service provides seamless integration with DevOps using the command line interface tool (CLI.) With CLI, developers can easily integrate Web+ with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

  • Association with industry-leading tools, like SLB
  • All managed with the PAAS platform

Mobile Applications | Web+ | Alibaba Cloud

Deploying mobile applications using the Web+ Service on Alibaba Cloud is an immersive process altogether. Mobile application architecture has a unique demand where the application front-end and back-end is isolated. This creates a challenge for on-demand elastic resource orchestration. The mobile application front-end runs in a host application, which is quite different from the back-end that runs in the cloud infrastructure. The Web App Service provides a management platform to conveniently work with the back-end of the application.

  • Support for Infrastructure as Code (IAC)
  • Integration of CI/CD
  • Easy distribution of resource description files for management
  • Seamless deployment environment cloning with configuration templates
  • On-demand resources orchestration like ECS
  • Support for CLI tool
  • On-demand and quick creation of deployment environment during critical phases like testing and final deployment
  • Monitoring tools
  • Scalable resource control

Monitoring | O&M | Web+ | Alibaba Cloud

The Alibaba Cloud Web+ Service has been developed keeping industry specifications and user requirements in mind. An integral part of a successful operation is the after-deployment capabilities of an architecture. An architecture that runs on IAC and provides Platform as a Service structure to its users needs to go through upgrades every now and then. These upgrades are mostly based on metrics recorded by the application structure of monitoring, user feedback, or testing logs.

Continuing in Part 3

We have discussed how the Web+ Service by Alibaba Cloud proves to be a vital resource for anyone that wants to publish/deploy a service without having to worry about resource orchestration and configuration management. We discussed how Web+ can be used for deployment for web applications, open-source applications, and mobile applications. We also discussed the monitoring and diagnostic capability of the platform.

  1. We will show you how to configure a deployment environment using Web+ on Alibaba Cloud.
  2. We will discuss different aspects of development environments and resource usage based on your requirements.
  3. We will show you how to deploy a Jenkins with a Web App Service.
  4. We will use the command line interface for deployment.
  5. We will show you how to deploy an application.

Next in Line

  1. Web+ — The Web App Service: Part 3 | On Alibaba Cloud
  2. API Gateway — An Introduction

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