Why Cloud Computing Can Help SMEs Thrive

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To learn more about how cloud computing can help SMEs thrive in an online world, download the Successful eCommerce Promotions — an Alibaba Cloud Guide for SMEs whitepaper today.

SMEs can struggle to get noticed in the crowded e-commerce space where multinationals often lead the way, using their seemingly limitless resources to grab the lion’s share of opportunities. This is where Alibaba Cloud can help businesses of any size stand out, scale up, and succeed in the world of online shopping, using the elastic and cost-effective nature of the cloud.

For starters, we have plenty of experience in the world of e-commerce. Our cloud-based solutions power the Double 11 Global Shopping Festival where, in 2019, the event recorded RMB 268.4 billion gross merchandise volume (GMV), setting yet another Double 11 record.

For SMEs, large-scale events like Double 11 represent a tremendous opportunity to reach new global audiences — but only if you have the right cloud-based solutions in place.

Seamless Scalability

Cloud-based solutions provide SMEs with a highly scalable architecture, where a range of cost-effective products and services protect your business at every point in the online shopping lifecycle.

Compared to traditional infrastructures, the highly scalable and automated nature of a cloud-based environment unlocks a range of benefits to SMEs:

  • Reduce Costs: You can avoid upfront costs and the provisioning of expensive equipment by using auto-scaling techniques to synchronize your resources with demand. For example, our Elastic Compute Service (ECS) automatically adjusts to your current network demand, allowing you to maintain your service levels during peak periods, and removing instances when demand reduces. What’s more, this service is available free of charge and you can add limits to control your expenditure.

If you’d like to find out how to capitalize on events such as the Double 11 Global Shopping Festival, and ready your e-commerce site to survive and thrive in today’s complex online market, download the Successful eCommerce Promotions — an Alibaba Cloud Guide for SMEs whitepaper today.

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