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China Summary Translation: 'Three Critical Factors Can Help You Decide Whether Alibaba Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Is Right for You'

Published: 28 March 2018

ID: G00350669

Analyst(s): Kevin Ji


Alibaba Cloud is the market leader among cloud service providers in China, and it is evolving into a global offering. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders should measure their bimodal requirements against AliCloud's strengths and limitations to ensure a successful engagement.

Table Of Contents



Three Critical Factors Can Help You Decide Whether Alibaba Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Is Right for You

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations


  • Introducing Alibaba Cloud


  • Use AliCloud Public IaaS for Mode 2 Workloads Today, and Gradually Expand to Non-Mission-Critical Mode 1 Applications
  • If You Operate Extensively in China, Then Leverage AliCloud to Extend Your Asian Footprint
    • Underdeveloped Multilanguage Support
    • Immature Marketplace
    • Lack of Third-Party Software
  • Use an AliCloud Technical Partner to Enhance Migration and Facilitate the Administration of Workloads on AliCloud

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