At Cloud Academy, we are passionate about cloud computing technology, and nothing makes our eyes light up like adding a new cloud provider to our learning experience.

What is Alibaba Cloud?

Alibaba Cloud is the cloud computing arm of Alibaba, the Chinese internet shopping giant that is often compared to Amazon. Whilst they may be not so familiar to many people in the West, they have a global reach, supporting 23 regions across the world. Regularly receiving large investments from their parent company since being founded in 2009, they have become a major player in the cloud computing industry.

Why use Alibaba Cloud in a multi-cloud strategy?

We take multi-cloud seriously here at Cloud Academy. It’s a strategy that has huge advantages for those who adopt cloud technology for the long haul. It brings with it increased reliability and redundancy, and it helps you sleep at night by not having to worry about vendor lock-in.

But whilst multi-cloud is a big opportunity, it is also a big challenge. Running workloads at scale across multiple cloud vendors means that you and your colleagues now have to be fluent in more cloud vendors than before. In short, your knowledge burden has increased.

Cloud Academy already provides exceptional certification coverage of the big three cloud providers (AWS, Azure, and GCP). Our Training Plans and learning paths have helped numerous companies and organizations (including some very big names) upskill themselves. But we have not been sitting idle.

Alibaba Cloud hands-on labs

We’ve begun to support Alibaba Cloud, or as we like to call it here at Cloud Academy, Ali Cloud. We’ve started with a learning path for the Alibaba Cloud Certified Associate (ACA) certification. And recently, we’ve updated this learning path, adding our first hands-on labs.

We regularly hear from customers that our hands-on labs are a key ingredient in the learning process.

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