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What is Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud?

VPC helps you build an isolated network environment based on Alibaba Cloud including customizing the IP address range, network segment, route table, and gateway. In addition, you can connect VPC and a traditional IDC through a leased line, VPN, or GRE to provide hybrid cloud services.

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Alibaba
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Year Founded
2009
Total Revenue (USD mm)
250,266
HQ Location
Hangzhou , China
Ownership
BABA
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Employees on LinkedIn®
1,947
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@alibaba_cloud
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"Easy to implement for someone who is not a technician. "

What do you like best?

The main objective was to have an IaaS solution that could be supported by a small number of people and that coincides with our business logic for internal units. In the end, it was implemented as a private cloud we managed to avoid additional costs for the tools of orchestration and automation.

What do you dislike?

Sensitive environment, so if you make a mistake during the initial configuration, be prepared to start from the beginning. Admas to multiple recovery of virtual machines in the cloud is limited to around 8-10 virtual machines at a time. I know there have been significant improvements in these features in the latest version.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is really difficult to eliminate zones, clusters, data centers. It must follow strict rules, which were not documented properly, a couple of years ago.

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

It helped us save costs, it also allows us to work from anywhere, at any time and make changes on the fly if necessary. Our designated support is also very responsive and helps our company to be more productive.

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"Secure Isolation. "

What do you like best?

What we like the most is the virtual private cloud software suite Alibaba creates protected network nodes and servers compatible with Alibaba Cloud. Layer 2 logical isolation is achieved between completely different VPC instances to improve security. Isolation is vital so that the independence of our business server depends on the infrastructure that is divided and shared among multiple users.

What do you dislike?

When I created the cluster and the application, I experienced a certain slowness. I tried 3 or 4 clusters and at all times Alibaba Cloud was very slow, I'm not sure if this is cluster and container specific. Orchestrations or other services may experience the same slow operations.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

When working with Alibaba Cloud, you will notice that you will be guided to configure the best networking and security practices. You should create a VPC and a network, configure, activate the Resource Management ..etc

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

By using isolation as a way to demarcate the functions that our group can access, we were able to eliminate even accidental crossovers from customers in their technical development team, or vice versa.

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"Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud review. "

What do you like best?

As a vulnerability management solution for the entire company, Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud has given us a very clear vision of our security position both internally and externally. Like most global companies, our landscape is very diverse and the ease with which Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud adopted that scenario has made this a valuable tool. From Windows to UNIX devices to NAS devices, we have been able to show everything.

What do you dislike?

The way that devices are catalogued can be tough in a DHCP environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud is highly scalable and could be appropriate for a small business to a global company. The key question, how safe do you want to be.

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

Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud has a full set of reporting capabilities so you can use your data quickly. The first benefit is actually in the provider, Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud offers free training led by an instructor.

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"makes private cloud easy and profitable. "

What do you like best?

is being used by the IT department we have two groups of four nodes each; one for our virtual server infrastructure and another for our virtual desktop infrastructure. Both clusters are running an ESXi / vSphere environment. The simplicity of the Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud web scaling technology was the biggest attraction. We no longer have to manage silos separated from servers, fabrics and storage. Instead, everything is managed from an interface that is based on simplicity.

What do you dislike?

HTTP proxy has a few bugs. If you are using a private address space for your CVM's, and you want to add the cluster to a Prism Central instance, then you'll need to remove your proxy settings, add it to the Prism Central instance, then re-add your proxy settings.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud is ideal for medium and large companies, where the flexibility and depth of a traditional SAN and high performance servers is required.

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

My team sells web hosting services to other departments within the company, allowing them to receive support and hosting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without having to pay IT staff from their own budgets, ensuring that the team of support is a member of the same company. has a great interest in providing time and service that an external provider may not have.

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"It's a fully hosted and secured private cloud services. "

What do you like best?

VPC have been emerging in the market due to its vast benefits and resources. It enables to build a complete isolated and full encrypted private cloud to form an isolated working environment which could not have been possible without this cloud service. We could customize our IP's based on the needs and circumstances of the working strategies.

What do you dislike?

Most of the VPC are linked to Asia Pacific Region which often hinders the continuity of work and disappoints in several ways. It's payment gateways are also not much reliable as of the Amazon.

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

It is the most easy to configure tool which could be easily configured to our necessities and as per the range. It is a fully isolated network , so one could easily focus on their working rather than just worrying about their security and network breach.

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"Ease of administration, scalability, security, quality control."

What do you like best?

Great platform for IaaS infrastructure deployment. I like the way I'm not limited by the costs of blocking and licensing the provider. The overall experience has been very positive, starting with planning, decision making, implementation and, finally, user support. The general procedure was quite simple. They also have high quality hardware and fast and reliable network providers.

What do you dislike?

Great flexibility but complexity requires clear client training. Quite difficult to set up and some things are still not fully stable.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are good with virtualization technology, this will seem very intuitive.

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

Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud provides us with the facilities to run applications in an isolated virtual network that allows us full control over our IP addresses, Internet destinations, subnets, etc.

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"good security isolation. "

What do you like best?

What we like the most is that VPC Alibaba, automatically creates VRouter with the route table. VRouter works as a hub to connect our VPC zones and also works as a gateway to connect our VPC with other networks.

What do you dislike?

Limitation of the volume size. Other players allow you to create volumes of up to 64 TB, while AVPC only allows volumes of 2 TB.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Data paths and configuration paths are different and have redundant disaster recovery that improves the high availability of VPCs in Alibaba Cloud.

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

Alibaba Virtual Cloud provides us with a very good security isolation, since the servers in the cloud of different users belong to different Virtual Private Cloud and different VPCs with unique tunnel IDs.

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"Subscribing and setting up a VPC"

What do you like best?

The signup process has the best navigation flow with inline verification steps compared to other VPC providers. The dashboard is modern user interface no seen with other services that allow for quick access to key areas such as products, panel, billing, domain, administration and so forth. We a proper technical onboarding script, the setup, and install of the VPC can be performed in a quick, simple and smooth manner.

What do you dislike?

Unlike Linode, the VPC does not allow full control and access to the server software to administer IP firewall, fine-tuning of the web server, and so forth.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

First and foremost, you must understand the business and technical requirements of the software you will be hosting in the cloud. This includes the level of fine-tuning that will need to be performed, level of software/application/system control, security for network and host, scalability at all levels (throughput, app, web, and database). Then, compare your complete requirements to the VPC service and capabilities provided by Alibaba VPC services. Make sure you perform the validation using a well thought out plan with a checklist to perform your validation. This is the approach we took to perform our validation to give us insight into the fit and appropriateness of the Alibaba VPC services to our business and technical requirements.

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

For the soft release of an education web app, we are researching the best solution that is cost effective, easy to use and scalable.

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"Easy, intuitive, and customer service is incredible. "

What do you like best?

Very easy to use and adaptable to the programs we use. What I like the most is that our customer's data is safe.

What do you dislike?

I have no problem worth mentioning at this time. No software is perfect for all applications, but Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud does everything I need right now.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I found that Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud support was excellent and direct conversion.

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

The main benefit is the security and protection of our data. Knowing that it will not be lost no matter what happens to my computer, and knowing that there are intelligent technology people that can be called by phone to solve any problem, is of great value to me.

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"Easy to use and manage. "

What do you like best?

it integrates well with modern data center technologies. The backups of Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud are based on SLA, and you can apply SLA at different levels of your infrastructure, for example. from granular assignments based on virtual machines to cover the entire site with a few clicks.

What do you dislike?

Application compatibility is limited but growing. It's new, from what is understood, but it seems that they are launching new features with each release.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The NAS backup is another amazing feature that could be used to bring back the data seamlessly from cloud or on premises.

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

It is used throughout the company to provide data integrity protection, data recovery and compliance archiving services.

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"great for simple configurations. "

What do you like best?

For end users, the interface provides the experience of total control of their resources as if they had a mini data center. The VPN site-to-site allows the interconnection between the cloud environment and the client's local data center. In addition The VPC function allows the interconnection between two or more user accounts without the need for Internet routing.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes you can find undocumented errors that can compromise the entire infrastructure. If you do not have an official assistance channel, you should try to find out the source of the problem yourself.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to manage.

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

We can manage a complete cloud environment with a minimal support team.

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"Reduce costs and improve efficiency. "

What do you like best?

I like your customer service. They know how our company works and know solutions to problems immediately. Its price is fair and they offer us packages that fit our needs. The customization of what they offer is perfect for what we need.

What do you dislike?

More training videos for new employees using the cloud.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They have a very robust platform that does a good job to simplify the process and keeps the client's solution functional.

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

Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud has worked well and has helped us reduce operating costs and be more efficient.

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"I have been working on Virtual Private Cloud project for over 5 years"

What do you like best?

The functions of Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud are sufficient for company to use from IaaS to PaaS. The virutal machine is easy to order and manage. This is the most frequently-used function.

What do you dislike?

Some user experience of operation is not so friendly for starter. For example, the manangement of network is not so easy to understand and use.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yes

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

As a small company, there is no enough resource to setup and maintain IT infrasture. Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud can be used to make it.

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"Quick connection and easy to use. "

What do you like best?

It is a practical and easily accessible platform to quickly upload information to your cloud with sufficient support.

What do you dislike?

You can work on scalability problems. More connectors would be desirable so that the bottles can be avoided.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It has a good documentation.

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

One benefit of VPC was the ability to quickly activate additional Windows servers for our customers and the ease of backup and recovery.

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"Very fast performance. "

What do you like best?

Flexible and easy to use backup and restore. Flexible prices based on the amount of storage you use.

What do you dislike?

The price is really good if you use reserve instances of several years, but the pay per use is not as competitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

a performance well above average.

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

An effective way to have your website and your things safe and secure online with access from anywhere.

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"Perfectly customizable environment for hybrid cloud services"

What do you like best?

The layer 2 logical isolation provides fool-proof isolation between VPC instances.

What do you dislike?

Use of RAM to manage network permissions for access controls may not be the most secure way for controlling system access.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ideal option for those looking for a very customizable environment.

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

Used to build an isolated test environment for verifying secure access to all users. Using this environment in conjunction with Vswitches greatly increases the scalability aspect.

Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud Features

  • Custom VMs
  • Console Configuration
  • Operating Systems
  • Network Management
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security

Alibaba Virtual Private Cloud User Ratings

8.7
Ease of Use
Average: 8.4*
8.3
Quality of Support
Average: 8.6*
10.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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