This article will be about the “Alibaba Cloud Foundations”. Many customers ask us about this quite often and we thought it was a good idea to write a bit more about it and show potential customers how it can help both individuals and companies to achieve success by starting off on the Alibaba Cloud provider.
While working with our customers from different industries in multiple projects we detect some common challenges. Some, related to legacy services and old architectures which difficults their cloud migrations, other challenges related to China, IPC licenses, and the Great Firewall, other related to connectivity and security issues within their hybrid or multi-cloud ecosystems, as well as automation and agility, two very trendy words nowadays.
Alibaba Cloud Foundations solution
We have developed a product over time based on our experience, customer feedback, and best practices following a methodology and an implementation process.
We focus on your infrastructure while you can focus on your product.
What does this exactly mean? The Alibaba Cloud Foundations is a complete set of solutions to quickly set up your infrastructure with a production-ready account so you. This includes the account structure, the networking basics, Identity and Access Management, Compliance and Security services, monitoring and logging as well as auditing services. You are probably asking yourself, why did these guys call it Foundations instead of Landing Zone, which is actually the common name for this solution. Well, we didn’t call it Landing Zone, because our solution is not just based on best practices, it is based on our experience, customer feedback, and best practices, which really makes a difference and that’s why we wanted to give it another name.
Our famous 3-step implementation
The best compliments we receive about our implementation are around the speed and its flexibility. In a fully-modular fashion, we offer a 1-to-3-step implementation program, where 3 important things are made: Assessment, Foundations & Migration.
This is done at the very beginning of the journey to the cloud. This step usually highlights our customer needs and helps us in designing a safe and scalable environment for you. This is very similar to the consulting stage.
This is where basic resources related to command and security are created to ensure a smooth transition. Here we make sure we don’t miss important details and no retrofits are needed afterwards. A superb underlying support guarantees good future implementation.
This is where the magic usually happens! We guide you in making your product work on the Alibaba Cloud platform. As a fully-modular offering, this step is not always necessary but clients usually want it. All the data migration, database creation, DevOps setup, and developers’ training happens here. After this, your product will be ready to rock.
Do you love automation? Sure you do, and Roopu Cloud too. We value that way of thinking as well as your time, that is why we leverage the best technologies to achieve this task. Ever heard of “Infrastructure as code”? It lets you manage your infrastructure with very simple-to-write config files. Tools like Terraform even expose a high-level configuration syntax. This allows a blueprint of your cloud account to be versioned and treated as you would any other code. Creating a new environment many times is as easy as copy-pasting a file!
What are the benefits?
You are now probably thinking about all the benefits this will bring to your organization and why you didn’t hear about this before, right? Yes, you are completely right. The Alibaba Cloud Foundations offers a lot of benefits and will definitely help to accelerate your organization’s digital transformation and innovation since remember, that we focus on your infrastructure while you can focus on your product.
The main benefits are the following:
- Reduce time to market dramatically, since we already invested a lot of time developing the solution.
- Shift to DevOps and automation to accelerate the development and the delivery of your products.
- Increase scalability with our turnkey solutions to efficiently scale resources up and down, reducing costs and improving the performance for your customers.
- Optimize your costs and consolidate your billing for multiple Alibaba Cloud accounts and gain visibility of your accounts, costs, and payments.
We hope this article helped in solving all your questions about our most popular service. We will answer below the most common questions we receive from our visitors.
– What does a customer get out of this?
Think about what a server room used to need in the old days, from the building, racks, networking, wiring, security devices… But instead of waiting months to have one up and running, you have it within hours. You get connectivity, logs management, alerting, and all needed moving parts that will move your product. Exactly, just like a house needs good foundations, your product too.
– Why should I choose Roopu Cloud over other competitors?
Unless other companies, we take the partnership with Alibaba Cloud to another level. We were early adopters and actively contributed to the community for years. Our co-founders both are Global Alibaba Cloud MVPs and ACP certified. No other company can say that. Period.
– How you guarantee full adoption?
That is a fair question as, after all, customers hire us to help them make the most of Alibaba Cloud. Before every engagement, we set clear goals around what the client needs and make the whole process one where both parties collaborate to meet said goals. In a way, we really love checklists.
About Roopu Cloud
If you have any questions or concerns about Alibaba Cloud, you can contact us. We are experts in building and implementing cloud solutions in the Alibaba Cloud platform as well as in other Chinese cloud platforms. Let us help you!