Alibaba Elastic Compute Service

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Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) provides fast memory and the latest Intel CPUs to help you to power your cloud applications and achieve faster results with low latency. All ECS instances come with Anti-DDoS protection to safeguard your data and applications from DDoS and Trojan attacks.

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Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Princess J.
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"Large number of third-party integrations."

What do you like best?

+ Rapid growth of services at a competitive price.

+ Good data services and capacities around AI / ML

+ Cloud leader with the widest range of services.

+ Mature services with good compliance coverage.

What do you dislike?

They have critical type and low type. Critical ticket - respond <15 minutes. Low entries - respond within 48 hours. Critical tickets: you have to buy what it costs around $ 50 for 2 tickets. They give you 2 low tickets. I was able to wait 48 hours, so I registered a ticket. The support engineer did not understand my question, so he asked me to clarify, clarified. What I got next, I really got it in ME. "For a better ticket management, ask 1 question on 1 ticket, present a new ticket".

Recommendations to others considering the product

 The Documentation in Alibaba Elastic Compute Service is simply amazing and offers you a complete list of what you can do with the functionality of products and services, utilities, API references, developer guide with problem solving, frequently asked questions and best practice guidelines .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefit was the possibility to choose between dozens of instance types.

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Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Kristina  D.
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"Database, web host and domain service."

What do you like best?

What I liked the most about the product is that it reduced the loading time and latency of our website and general services. They are a great cloud provider of websites. It is extremely flexible, stable and reliable because all the services I requested were answered as quickly as possible, without network congestion.

What do you dislike?

The documentation in some steps from the provisioning of my calculation. I do not know if it was bad luck, but the operator who helped me with each problem was lost a bit.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great cloud service to reduce latency good experience fast response, great technical support and stable cloud service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In general, we were able to reduce our latency by working with the services of Alibaba Elastic Compute Service. They were able to help the overall performance of our website and take us to where our site and our company wanted to be.

What Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution do you use?

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Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Oleary M  M.
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"We can grow elastically the instances that we need."

What do you like best?

makes the correct size of your servers very easy. You can quickly turn a server in the cloud and if it turns out that the virtual CPU, RAM or storage space are incorrect, in a matter of minutes we can change all that.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, AECS instances are blocked for reasons with the underlying hardware and must be closed and restarted so that the instance can be activated on new hardware. It can also be a bit daunting for the novice user. You really need some kind of training before diving.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is suitable for anyone looking to move their servers to the cloud, save money in the process and protect their servers in the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

makes the quick deployment of multiple servers very easy. In a matter of minutes, you can deploy a whole fleet of servers in the cloud.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Amanda F.
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"Very easy to manage through the console. "

What do you like best?

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service is being used by the entire IT department and also in production to implement applications in the cloud. All REST APIs are being developed and implemented in AECS instances using the JAVA application. Solves one of the most important problems for our organization, since it has multiple copies of application servers through AECS and is highly available.

What do you dislike?

It is not so good when you want to learn how everything works and the documentation is difficult to find or drafted differently or outdated because things seem to change every year or two, but the documentation is a little behind.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great when you need to scale in a matter of minutes and only pay for the time it uses extra energy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service helps us to execute all our products and services with almost 100% uptime. With the help of Elastic Load Balancer, it is possible to have highly available and reliable AECS servers.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Emily V.
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"Alibaba Elastic Compute Service, best on the market. "

What do you like best?

We are currently using Alibaba Elastic Compute Service throughout the engineering team as a way to implement our applications, much of our legacy infrastructure is in AECS that provides support to all people in the organization. It's a great way to build a computer resource, on the fly, and in different instance sizes.

What do you dislike?

They need to provide one dashboard where they could show the list of all the resources from a region. Right now a user needs to select a particular region to check the resources being used.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is ideal for almost any situation, both large and small. The only time I would not recommend it is if the use case is incredibly trivial or if the user is trying to save money.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it allows us to have a granular control of our hardware and gives us the flexibility to change the hardware and expand it to reduce it according to the demand. This helps us control our costs and invest when we need to support an increase in usage.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Angelica M.
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"Cost-Effective and Super efficient and reliable services. "

What do you like best?

We can integrate ECS within few clicks and manages the capacity as per our usage. It's an extremely powerful system with quick turn-on time. It is also not latent like other cloud hosting system and much faster results could be produced in an instant. It is also very much reliable due to high data storage and quick retrieval.

What do you dislike?

It billing part is the most confusing one. Although it's not expensive but the billing of the service is really hectic. Other than that its a real advance computing platform with everything that a user can ask for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Alibaba ECS service is for all those professional networks who prefers quality over quantity. This service have already give a boost to our organisation performance and we are able to prodcue more cost effective services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been making lots of benefits through this service. It has already saved us lots of cost due to resolving of hosting problem. It is much reliable than all those slow and unprotected hosting servers.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Aaron T.
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"Alibaba ECS saved the day, and thousands of dollars."

What do you like best?

I had it up in less than 1 hour for emergency web site needs. Our OTHER host was being destroyed by our users uploading large videos, and ECS got us back on track in minutes with faster transfer speeds, and less overhead slowing down our systems.

What do you dislike?

The billing was the only strange part. It billed at a strange increment and time, and that doesn't seem configurable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy international business setup, pay as you go, VPN, Cloud, DNS, SSL, everything you need in one box, and cheaper than anywhere else. Service wasn't too hot, but if you know what you're doing, that's not a problem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our previous servers could not handle the bandwidth demands of our users. ECS gave us more disk space, and more bandwidth to solve our problems.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Ganesh P.
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"Desirable Hosting"

What do you like best?

Alibaba Elastic Cloud compute service is great and provide a desirable support too. Best thing is you can scale as per your need for an application to application'S they have a solution for every needs. No control panel is needed as they have there own powerful Aliyun panel which is free.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much but there font is bit unfamiliar. nothing technical issues as of now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I like the support for best solution you can try it for free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosted website and provided top notch support by alibaba tech support.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Dee D.
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"first quality accommodation. "

What do you like best?

1. excellent computer service.

2. They provide great support.

3. They have a good scalability system, it fits our needs.

4. Good analysis to track CPU usage and overall resource allocation

5. Aliyun is clear and functional; the administrative areas are clear.

What do you dislike?

Adding or submitting additional storage to the host can often be a much more complicated task than competing products.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a company that has multiple servers with limited technical support. Alibaba elastic computing service can be easily supported remotely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Alibaba's elastic computing service for all our server virtualization throughout the company. It allows us to take advantage of our hardware and run several virtual machines on each physical server.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Hannah E.
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"Rapid implementation for the platform. "

What do you like best?

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service, has been excellent in creating new servers and personalizing them, which has been excellent as we build more machines.

What do you dislike?

Possibly a little behind some other solutions when it comes to cloud infrastructure.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service, is very suitable as IaaS provider (Infrastructure as a service), especially when you plan to leave the infrastructure active for a period of time. They seem to focus a little more on that aspect of the infrastructure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

as one's IT team, the migration team and Alibaba's cloud solution Elastic Compute Service has really helped me over the years to minimize problems for users, but it also offers a reliable email platform and flexible.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Jennifer A.
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"Product range of business level."

What do you like best?

I like the affordability of service and reliability, and it also offers features similar to something like Google. I have been using them for a few months, since they are not as pupular as those of the main companies, but so far they are working as advertised, without problems.

What do you dislike?

Due to a smaller community, sometimes things were harder to find. Some projects are not as mature as other cloud partners.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking to get cloud services for new projects or whatever, Alibaba offers a wide variety of plans at affordable prices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Alibaba Elastic Compute Service our administration is very impressive for the migration of zero idle time and the hosting has also been significantly reduced.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Madison J.
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"easy to use and manage. "

What do you like best?

Excellent deployment, balancing, version control and scaling. Solid integration with other AECS services. Good to configure and monitor multiple parallel environments easily.

What do you dislike?

The interface is complex and not very intuitive. Prices can be difficult to understand or calculate in advance. Alibaba Elastic Compute Service support is not available without paying a premium for it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is perfect for deploying applications with little effort.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When using AECS, most of the complicated tasks of the server configuration are performed by Alibaba Elastic Compute Service, so that its developers can concentrate their efforts on developing their application and less time on how to configure the implementation.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Victoria D.
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"Positive experience with Alibaba Elastic Compute Service. "

What do you like best?

Easy to start and stop.

Well priced.

Completely customizable.

What do you dislike?

Difficulty in identifying exactly what type of instance you want or need.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is an excellent service if you need to replace the power of a data center with many machines interconnected with networks and an excellent automation system to configure your environment with the push of a button.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ECS replaces having to run servers locally in our data centers. ECS is a basic virtual machine system that allows us to customize them the way we want and add any software we need.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by jason j.
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"Easy to integrate. "

What do you like best?

It is very easy to configure and get the storage you need for anything that runs in the ecosystem of Alibaba Elastic Compute Service, it can handle large data easily. In addition, technical support is excellent.

What do you dislike?

Although you can do almost everything on the platform, the configuration can be quite daunting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

 It is easy and inexpensive to start, but it will be extended to the global demand.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to build custom integrations without the need for coding, which makes it an almost effortless process.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by Tamika s.
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"highly customizable to any configuration. "

What do you like best?

ECS is a very good application. It is very easy to implement your solution in the cloud. It offers many features.

What do you dislike?

The price is a bit high. It requires a certain learning curve to be familiar with all the features that should be used.

Recommendations to others considering the product

is an incredible service that offers unlimited computing power for any server application, and best of all is that it offers 24/7 at full speed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes the construction of a scalable and highly available architecture an almost trivial task.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"User-friendly and cost-effective infrastructure to support cloud application"

What do you like best?

The option to pay based on resource utilization with Pay-As-You-Go. The anti-DDoS protective provided for additional security.

What do you dislike?

Less choices of scalability when it comes to using multi-cores. Storage infrastructure could be made more suitable for high performance computing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great choice for a project where you need quicker results with a budget constraint.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used to create the back-end infrastructure to support our cloud services software. The use of this cost-efficient compute services greatly helped to achieve better results with much lower latency.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Quick cloud computing handson with Aliyun ECS"

What do you like best?

The aliyun ECS is widely used in China and the performance is the best.

What do you dislike?

The io performance for traditional cloud disk is the bottom-neck of system. Especially to upgrade high performance io is restricted by availability zone, which is not friendly for prepaid VMs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Build a prototype of e-business web site and mobile application backend service.

The quick go to market without big IT investment from cloud is guve us a easy way to validate solution.

Alibaba Elastic Compute Service review by User in Construction
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"Low Prices, easy setup "

What do you like best?

The pricing to get started with the service is the most attractive thing. Anytime you can cut costs

What do you dislike?

The price changes after you have to renew. The marketing site made it seem like the permanent price.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A lot of data centers in some markets. Depending on your application the cost might not make it worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking for a hosting provider and low cost file storage.

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