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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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"This platform is popular with technical users because of the abilities for customization and fine-tuning performance.""This is a solution that's so easy to expand when you need it to. It's the best I've ever seen. It's much better than Azure.""It's robust, and it has a wide reach in terms of office applications including storage.""Simple to use on the web, and makes things easy for a software developer.""You can just connect and start using it through a browser within a few minutes."

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Cons
"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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"The ease-of-use could be improved for less technical users.""The management side for the database needs some work. Currently, you do everything from the APP. It would be nice to have an interface where you can go in and maintain data and deal with records and do something online.""There are issues with stability.""Could provide more services.""Monitoring and usage reporting could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I don't know the exact cost. It is cheaper than AWS."

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"Google cloud is less expensive than other comparable solutions.""The licensing for Google Cloud seems to be quite cheap and they're actually quite reasonable in comparison to Azure, which, as it turns out, is quite expensive. Even though Azure has a data center in South Africa it's still quite costly. There's no scaling, so if you go with the VM, you pay 2500 Rand. When you add another VM, it's another 2500 Rand even though you don't use the whole thing. With Google, you can go up as incrementally as you need to, even if it's just 30 Rand.""The best part of Google Cloud is that it is cheaper than the competitors."

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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 »
Top Answer: This platform is popular with technical users because of the abilities for customization and fine-tuning performance.
Top Answer: It is difficult to say what should be improved because, obviously, they have made some major improvements in the organization of how you do things — such as the way you set up a server. Google has… more »
Top Answer: We are using GoogleCloud for hosting a SaaS platform.
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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.

Build scalable apps. Use Google's global, reliable infrastructure. Securely manage enterprise data. Get insights from data faster. Whatever you're solving for, Google Cloud can help.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and others in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS). Updated: November 2020.
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Alibaba Cloud is ranked 13th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 2 reviews while Google Cloud is ranked 5th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 5 reviews. Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.6, while Google Cloud is rated 8.6. 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 Google Cloud writes "A cloud service that will please more technically-minded users which is making strides with ease-of-use". Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Firebase, DigitalOcean, Amazon AWS and SAP S4HANA on AWS, whereas Google Cloud is most compared with SAP Business One on AWS.

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