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  • "I don't know the exact cost. It is cheaper than AWS."
  • "I'm not sure about the exact pricing, but let's just say if it cost a dollar for Amazon AWS, it was closer to 70 to 80 cents for Alibaba Cloud."
  • "We cut our costs significantly by migrating our infrastructure to the cloud. Alibaba Cloud employs a pay-as-you-go model, so that minimizes many costs for us."
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    Flexibility and costs were probably the most important thing for us. The cost was one of the big factors for choosing Alibaba Cloud relative to other cloud solutions, especially in Asia
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    I'm not sure about the exact pricing, but let's just say if it cost a dollar for Amazon AWS, it was closer to 70 to 80 cents for Alibaba Cloud.
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    The majority of the tools and processes, in general, have a lot of room for improvement. I think, in general, things are there, but they're not good enough. Customer support could also be better.
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    Absolute price transparency (no surprises).  Overall, a low-cost solution with very good quality and stability. Best price/quality balance nowadays.
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    Overview

    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.

    DigitalOcean has the fastest and most convenient cloud technology to help you easily and more efficiently manage your infrastructure so you can get back to coding. We provide all of our users with high-performance SSD Hard Drives, a flexible API, and the ability to select the nearest data center location.
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    Sample Customers
    Schneider Electric, BorderX Lab, Royal Philips, Catchpoint, Conversant, Blogmint
    jQuery Foundation, Pertino, TaskRabbit, Compose, InfluxDB, The Able Few
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Educational Organization9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    University5%
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    Alibaba Cloud is ranked 11th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 5 reviews while DigitalOcean is ranked 16th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS). Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.6, while DigitalOcean is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Alibaba Cloud writes "A flexible and affordable cloud solution, but customer support could be better". On the other hand, Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, SAP S4HANA on AWS and Oracle Cloud, whereas DigitalOcean is most compared with Google Firebase, Oracle Cloud, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and SAP S4HANA on AWS.

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