Expanding your business into China can be a challenging experience, often plagued by issues like unstable connections and poor user experiences. Choosing Alibaba Cloud services resolves these problems effortlessly. With Alibaba Cloud, users can access websites locally, eliminating issues caused by network congestion, cross-region, and cross-border instabilities.


What is Alibaba Cloud? CDN Services Powering High-Speed Connections in China

Alibaba Cloud stands as the leading cloud platform in the Chinese market, developed independently by Alibaba Group. It offers stable and high-performance network quality within China. Alibaba Cloud servers provide comprehensive solutions in infrastructure, AI-driven data intelligence, and security stability. Additionally, it offers accelerator products like CDN (Content Delivery Network) and DCDN (Dynamic Route for Content Delivery Network).

  • Content Delivery Network, CDN

Alibaba Cloud’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) service is user-friendly, allowing users to easily access resources through the “Intelligent Scheduling System”. This enhances user access efficiency, solving issues related to unstable networks and high access latency rates.

  • Dynamic Route for Content Delivery Network, DCDN

Dynamic Route for Content Delivery Network (DCDN) builds upon static acceleration services, providing dynamic acceleration, TCP and UDP layer acceleration, WebSocket acceleration, and more. Enterprises can leverage Alibaba Cloud’s global DCDN nodes to enhance overall site performance and user experience rapidly.”


How to Strengthen Cloud Private Network (VPC) Interconnectivity Using Alibaba Cloud CEN?

Companies with headquarters and overseas branches often require interconnectivity in their cloud private networks due to mutual business interactions. When expanding operations between China and Hong Kong/Macau, having a fast content delivery, secure privacy, and stable cross-border connections is crucial. Given the vast geographical expanse of China and local regulations, unreliable connections can be a problem. Seeking a reliable and secure solution like Alibaba Cloud CEN to establish an enterprise intranet can significantly enhance the overall operational efficiency between headquarters and branches.

Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) leverages Transit Routers (TRs), the core forwarding network elements within a geographical area, capable of forwarding traffic within the same region or across different regions. CEN assists users in creating flexible, reliable, and large-scale cross-regional private networks (VPC – Virtual Private Cloud).

Multiple TRs within a CEN can interconnect through cross-regional links and bandwidth connections, including dedicated VPCs (Virtual Private Clouds), Virtual Border Routers (VBRs), Cloud Connect Networks (CCNs), IPsec connections, forming an interconnected network within the cloud.


How Does Alibaba Cloud Protect Against DDoS Attacks?

To maximize profits, more and more businesses are expanding their overseas websites. However, this expansion brings the need for robust security measures. Common security threats include TCP connection attacks, massive traffic assaults, fragment attacks, and application layer attacks, collectively known as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

DDoS attacks utilize a vast array of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as webcams, to flood the target with request traffic, maliciously overwhelming infrastructure to disrupt or clog the normal flow of traffic to servers, services, or networks, thus impeding regular operations.


Alibaba Cloud offers three protection solutions against DDoS attacks:

1. Anti-DDoS Origin Basic:

Alibaba Cloud’s Anti-DDoS Origin Basic offers free defense against DDoS attacks ranging from 500 Mbit/s to 5 Gbit/s for various assets, including ECS instances, SLB instances, EIPs, NAT gateways, IPv6 gateways, WAF instances, and more. Ideal for businesses with basic security needs, it is automatically activated upon Alibaba Cloud service purchase. For higher security demands, consider supplementary security solutions.

2. Anti-DDoS Origin paid editions

Alibaba Cloud’s Anti-DDoS Origin paid editions provide seamless protection for assets on the platform. Configurable with ease, these editions offer robust mitigation capabilities, making them ideal for large-scale services, numerous public IP addresses, and multiple ports. Choose the appropriate edition based on your needs, ensuring reliable security against DDoS, web, and HTTP flood attacks.

3. Anti-DDoS Pro and Anti-DDoS Premium

Alibaba Cloud’s Anti-DDoS Pro and Anti-DDoS Premium safeguard internet servers, whether on Alibaba Cloud or third-party platforms, from volumetric DDoS attacks. By redirecting traffic to Anti-DDoS Pro/Premium for scrubbing, only clean traffic reaches the origin server, ensuring stability. These services protect websites, public sector networks, live streaming events, and sales promotions, offering advanced mitigation and continuous defense against various attacks, including ransom-driven ones. Choose the appropriate plan based on server location and user location, ensuring robust protection against DDoS threats.


Purchasing Alibaba Cloud services? Look no further than Microfusion Technology, the first Alibaba Cloud partner in Taiwan and a Gold-level partner. With extensive OEM resources, multi-platform certified architects, and an internationally experienced project team, they offer tailored one-stop cloud services. Especially recommended for businesses with cross-border operations, utilize Alibaba Cloud’s core product, Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN), with Microfusion’s expertise. CEN enhances network speed, quality, and security through automatic routing and learning algorithms.

Since 2014, Microfusion has successfully assisted numerous companies in expanding into Southeast Asia with Alibaba Cloud services like CEN and Global Accelerator (GA), ensuring stable and steady growth. Microfusion Technology designs robust, secure, and efficient technical frameworks tailored to various industries, coupled with comprehensive education and training, enabling businesses to swiftly adopt cloud applications.


Further Reading:

1. Microfusion Technology featured in Alibaba’s official website report.

2. Alibaba Cloud Migration