Alibaba's Cloud Computing Platform Combines Storage ServicesNovember 14, 2012 | Print | Comments | Category: Computing, Internet, Telecom & Wireless
Alibaba's cloud computing platform's five systems, including cloud computing, large-scale storage, cloud network, data crunching, and Yun OS, will be integrated and renamed the Feitian platform.
Wang Jian, president and chief technology officer for Aliyun.com, told local developers of the company's move at a developer conference.
At present, Amazon has already achieved profit in the global cloud computing market, and many companies, including Apple, use Amazon's cloud computing services. In China, Alibaba, Huawei, and Shanda provide cloud computing services to developers. Due to the largest investment in the early stages, Aliyun.com has not yet made any profit.
According to Wang, Feitian is the cloud computing platform specially designed for Chinese developers. It can help a single person complete the workload of an entire company; while it can do the jobs of each person in a company.
Wang said in his presentation that the reason for Aliyun to develop the operating system is to provide a mobile Internet platform which can connect developers with mobile phone manufacturers.
Aliyun.com was founded on September 10, 2009. In 2012, Alibaba Group made a series of adjustments and made Aliyun.com one of its seven major business units, along with Tmall.com, Taobao.com, Etao.com, group buying business, international business, and small-enterprise business.
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