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Pros
"The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive.""Feature-wise, it provides many features. ECS, VM, SP, bucket object storage, and databases are the most valuable."

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"The solution is very stable."

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"From a performance point of view, Huawei and Azure are faster. Alibaba isn't as good.""From the improvement point of view, there are lots of issues that we are facing. In all the areas, it seems like it is not mature. For example, a customer wants to provision some VM that has many configurations. If I want to show the price to the customer, it is very challenging. The SDK that Alibaba has provided is very limited. We can have the pricing for VM, but we cannot have pricing for RDS databases or some other services. This is a big concern area for us. They should put more effort into the SDKs or APIs that they provide, for example, pricing APIs or pricing SDK. They do not provide support for most of the services they provide. For example, if I want to get the price of MongoDB, that SDK is not available from Alibaba. Similarly, robust API support is required for S3, which is OSS or Object Storage, so that we can read the data in a faster manner, for example, in chunks. We have raised many issues with the Alibaba support team, and they have been fixing the issues after we report them."

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"I think something needs to be done in terms of technical support."

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"I don't know the exact cost. It is cheaper than AWS."

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"The program is cheaper than others."

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Top Answer: The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is quite good and is one of the main reasons we still use it.
Top Answer: We use Azure and Huawei as well, and, from an ease of use perspective, those two are much better. Alibaba should work to make the solution simpler like them. The interface could be more user-friendly… more »
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Overview

Alibaba Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, and content delivery networks.

DigitalOcean has the fastest and most convenient cloud technology to help you easily and more efficiently manage your infrastructure so you can get back to coding. We provide all of our users with high-performance SSD Hard Drives, a flexible API, and the ability to select the nearest data center location.
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Schneider Electric, BorderX Lab, Royal Philips, Catchpoint, Conversant, BlogmintjQuery Foundation, Pertino, TaskRabbit, Compose, InfluxDB, The Able Few
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company27%
Educational Organization10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company27%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Construction Company5%
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Alibaba Cloud is ranked 12th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 2 reviews while DigitalOcean is ranked 9th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review. Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.6, while DigitalOcean is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Alibaba Cloud writes "Feature-rich and scalable but needs better stability and support for services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of DigitalOcean writes "Has a good system but it should have better security and customer support". Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, SAP S4HANA on AWS and Linode, whereas DigitalOcean is most compared with Google Firebase, Oracle Cloud, Jelastic, Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

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