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"The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive."

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"The initial setup is reasonably straightforward. It's a handful of networks and a handful of computers."

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"From a performance point of view, Huawei and Azure are faster. Alibaba isn't as good."

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"The biggest problem is that it's got a very archaean and complex security environment that has to be very carefully set up and is easy to break."

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"It's $60,000 to $70,000 a month to replace about $10,000 a month in data center costs."

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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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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.

Google Compute Engine delivers virtual machines running in Google's innovative data centers and worldwide fiber network. Compute Engine's tooling and workflow support enable scaling from single instances to global, load-balanced cloud computing.

Compute Engine's VMs boot quickly, come with persistent disk storage, and deliver consistent performance. Our virtual servers are available in many configurations including predefined sizes or the option to create Custom Machine Types optimized for your specific needs. Flexible pricing and automatic sustained use discounts make Compute Engine the leader in price/performance.

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Schneider Electric, BorderX Lab, Royal Philips, Catchpoint, Conversant, BlogmintAllthecooks, BetterCloud, Bluecore, Cosentry, Evite, Ezakus, HTC, Infectious Media, iStreamPlanet, Mendelics, SageMathCloud, Sedex, Treeptik, Wibigoo, Wix, zulily, Zync
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Computer Software Company31%
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Alibaba Cloud is ranked 13th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review while Google Compute Engine is ranked 12th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review. Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.0, while Google Compute Engine is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Alibaba Cloud writes "Good pricing and security, but lacks decent performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Compute Engine writes "Offers good scalability but it is has a very arcane and complex security environment and projecting costs can be difficult". Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Firebase, DigitalOcean, Amazon AWS and SAP S4HANA on AWS, whereas Google Compute Engine is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud, Google App Engine and Heroku.

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