Alibaba Cloud Halving Disaster Management Costs
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Alibaba Cloud released a new set of enterprise-level solutions for cloud disaster preparedness this week. The IaaS company optimized the algorithms provided for various businesses including manufacturers, financial organizations and medtech companies. Fresh update will fortify existing models, making data maintenance less risky and, at the same time, less expensive for the corporate clients. The solutions published touch spheres such as business data recovery, data protection and self-healing. As for the operational and maintenance costs of disaster preparedness, Alibaba Cloud claims that the newly proposed methods shrink them to 50% of the current level.

Two months before, the cloud service provider faced system hanging in northern regions of China. The server failure created numerous data transmission errors that caused a crash of several huge websites and mobile apps. Such occasions have already become a new normal in the international practice: major global companies consider disaster preparedness as one of the main directions to compete across regions nowadays.

There are some key principles that from now will be used by Alibaba Cloud to minimize the disaster risks. Any pair of interconnected clouds must be located within different seismic zones and dissimilar water systems. Electrical grid and Internet provider also have to vary.

According to the industry experts, the expected total amount of data collected globally will reach 40ZB (that is more than 5,000GB per person on the planet) by 2020. It is utterly important to be assure against any unforeseen circumstances.

In China, Alibaba Cloud is a leading IaaS public cloud service provider with a 41% market share, it is well-positioned having Ford, SAP, Cathay Pacific and KPMG among its major clients. With more than 1 million paying customers, the company collected revenues of CNY 13 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2018. Lately, it is making attempts to expand in scale by constructing mutually beneficial partnerships.

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