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I'm a passionate technologist who is excited about the opportunities created when small and medium-size businesses embrace the cloud. I've been working in IT for many years and have degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Vision.

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Accelerating Websites for Chinese Users - Friday Blog, Week 60

You want to reach Internet users in China...what can you do? In this blog, we look at some options that can work for small businesses who don't yet have a physical presence in China.

Why Cloud? - Friday Blog, Week 59

Learn the "what" and "why" of cloud. This week's post is for the newbies!

A Tangled Web: Advanced Networking on Alibaba Cloud - Friday Blog, Week 58

Learn about the different ways that Alibaba Cloud VPCs can connect to the public Internet, and how you can limit access when needed.

CEN Pricing: Plumbing The Depths - Friday Blog, Week 57

Creating reliable, cross border private networks isn't hard, but understanding the billing sure can be! Join us as we dive into CEN network billing on...

On Failure - Friday Blog, Week 56

This week I talk about something none of us like to think about: failure. Join me as I talk about ways (not) to fail, and what to do when you fail anyway.

What You See Is What You Get: Implementing Image Search - Friday Blog, Week 55

This week, I show you how to go from 0 to working image search engine in 20 minutes! Read on to learn more.

Protecting ECS Instances with Bastionhost - Friday Blog, Week 54

Learn how you can use Bastion Host to secure logon to your ECS instances and keep records of what your ops team is up to.

Easy Image Processing With OSS - Friday Blog, Week 53

Learn how to process images in OSS directly, just by adding URL parameters!

How Hard Is It To Do Cross-Border Networking? - Friday Blog, Week 52

ICP licenses? Cross-border networking? CDNs? Accessing foreign websites? How do you do all this in China? Learn the basics in today's blog post.

Cloud: A Look Into The Future? - Friday Blog, Week 51

Take a look back at where the cloud has been and where it's going next!

New Product Updates, And An Analysis of Alibaba Cloud's Global Expansion - Friday Blog, Week 50

See what's new on Alibaba Cloud this week, and also learn how Alibaba Cloud has expanded since it opened its first public datacenter in 2011!

Fiends, Frauds, and Fakes: Better eKYC With ZOLOZ - Friday Blog, Week 49

See how you can detect attempts at fraud using ZOLOZ, a pre-built, accurate Know-Your-Customer (KYC) solution for mobile phones.

A Better Way To Do DevOps On Alibaba Cloud - Friday Blog Week 48

Learn how to build a working CI/CD pipeline on Alibaba Cloud using "DevOps Flow", Alibaba Cloud's new CI/CD tool.

What's New On Alibaba Cloud - Friday Blog Week 47

Learn what's new on Alibaba Cloud this week, from computing to security to containers and databases!

Quick and Easy Machine Translation With Alibaba Cloud - Friday Blog Week 46

Learn how to translate text in up to 16 different languages with Alibaba Cloud's Machine Translation Service!

Lift-and-Shift: Moving VMs To Alibaba Cloud With Server Migration Center (SMC) - Friday Blog Week 45

Got some existing physical servers or VMs you need to move to the cloud, but not sure where to start? In this blog post, we take you through the proce...

What's New At Alibaba Cloud? - Week 44

See what's new on Alibaba Cloud in this week's Friday Blog from the Alibaba Cloud Academy team. One of the new services might surprise you!

Show Me The Money! Data Warehouse Costs With MaxCompute and DataWorks - Week 43

Learn how to understand MaxCompue and DataWorks billing, and avoid paying too much!

Realtime Synchronization From MySQL to MaxCompute with DataWorks - Friday Blog - Week 42

Learn how to import data from MySQL into MaxCompute in real time, using the new real time synchronization feature.

Dealing With Data: Batch Data Import Using DataWorks - Friday Blog - Week 41

Learn how to import multiple relational database tables into MaxCompute at once, using DataWorks "Sync Solutions" feature. It's easy...I promise!

Latest Comments

Osama Hafez Commented on CEN Pricing: Plumbing The Depths - Friday Blog, Week 57


JDP Commented on How Hard Is It To Do Cross-Border Networking? - Friday Blog, Week 52

Thanks for the clarification!

HankGu Commented on How Hard Is It To Do Cross-Border Networking? - Friday Blog, Week 52

Thanks Jeremy for the nice write-up, just to add two points1) GA supports whitelisting (configurable via Support engineer at this moment), which can limit the GA endpoint access to certain IPs.2) In Hong Kong and Singapore region, Alibaba Cloud offers EIP Pro, which favorites the connectivity from Mainland China.

vunny Commented on Friday Blog - Week 36 - Connect To Your VPCs Securely, With VPN Gateway

Great documentation!!

230600188480799430 Commented on Friday Blog - Week 31 - Automating Stuff With Function Compute

Looking forward to having a new blog based on the new FC dev tool