Top 13 Enterprise Cloud Services in China

International companies are often challenged by local regulatory conditions and the Great Firewall when they try to expand their online businesses in China. The services that foreign businesses are used to are often not available or do not work well in China. All the online service providers working in the Chinese digital space seem to agree that it is better to serve Chinese customers from China. Finding the right cloud provider is a difficult task. The Chinese cloud market is complex where numerous companies are competing and most of them are not known outside China. In this article, we list and briefly introduce 13 Chinese cloud computing services to serve as a starting point when you start comparing local cloud providers. The order of the companies does not indicate our preference nor the quality of service.

1. Alibaba Cloud (阿里云):

Alibaba Cloud is China’s largest public cloud service provider and wold’s 4th biggest web hosting provider. The local internet giants provide a wide variety of products and services:

  • Elastic Computing
  • Container Service
  • Security manager
  • Databases
  • Storage & CDN
  • Big Data Services
  • Networking
  • Management and Monitoring
  • Security Service
  • Domain Registration
  • US / Australia / Singapore / Japan Datacenters

Alibaba Cloud has both Chinese and English website, however, it is recommended to go through both language versions since the Chinese version has richer offerings.
https://intl.aliyun.com/

2. Meituan Open Services (美团云)

Metiuan in China is mainly known for their group buying and food delivery service. However, in the recent years, they have established a solid portfolio of cloud services. Meituan Open Services include:

  • Storages
  • Databases
  • Networking
  • Big Data Services
  • AWS compatible API’s
  • Hosting and networking
  • Security services

MeiTuan Open Services website is only available in Chinese at the moment.
https://mos.meituan.com/

3. Tencent Cloud (腾讯云)

Tencent is the world biggest gaming company and also know as the company behind China’s most popular social networks WeChat and QQ. With its main competitor, Alibaba they are battling on numerous fronts and cloud computing is not exempt from these. Tencent Cloud services include:

  • Computing and Networking services
  • Storage and CDN
  • Database services ( Mondgo DB, Redis DB)
  • Cloud security and defense solutions
  • Monitoring and Management
  • Security Services
  • Big Data and AI solutions
  • Video Services
  • US / Hong Kong / Singapore Datacenters

QCloud’s website is only available in Chinese at the moment.
https://www.qcloud.com/

4. UCloud

The Shanghai-based UCloud is one of the major players in China’s complex cloud market. UCloud boosts 10 datacenters worldwide and 11 domestically providing service to more than 20 000 enterprise users.

  • Compute: VM / Container Services
  • Networking
  • Database
  • Storage and CDN
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Digital Marketing Solutions
  • Security Services
  • US Data Center

UCloud website is available in English.
https://www.ucloud.cn/en

5. QingCloud (青云)

QingCloud was launched in 2013 providing flexible IaaS based services and secured $100 Million Series C in this year, propelling the company’s further investments in RD and infrastructure construction. QingCloud’s services include:

  • flexible and scalable computing (image and instance)
  • VPC, Elastic IPs, Load Balancer Network
  • Advanced Storage Services
  • Storage Snapshot
  • Database: RDB, MongoDB and cache.
  • Big Data Services
  • Security
  • Management tools
  • Open API
  • US data center

Qing Cloud website is partially (all main pages) translated to English.
https://www.qingcloud.com/

6. Huawei Enterprise Cloud (华为企业云)

Huawei is the biggest telecommunication equipment manufacturer and the 6th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The Huawei Enterprise Cloud services include:

  • Cloud Computing: Elastic Cloud Server, Mirroring Service
  • Storage
  • Networking Solutions
  • Cloud Management and Deployment services
  • Security Services Anti-DDoS traffic cleaning, Web Vulnerability Scanner, Web Application Firewall
  • Relational Database Service
  • Big Data Analytics (Hadoop)
  • Enterprise Applications: Cloud App Engine, Cloud Desktop, Software Development Cloud
  • Exclusive Cloud with dedicated physical device
  • API Cloud

Huawei Enterprise Cloud service is only available in Chinese at the moment.
http://www.hwclouds.com/

7. NetEase Cloud (网易蜂巢)

NetEase is an Internet technology company providing a wide range of online services which are mainly focussed on content, commerce, and gaming. The company was established in 1997, since then it had a major role in the development of online services in China. NetEase Cloud services include:

  • Docker Container Service
  • Elastic cloud
  • Relational Database Service
  • Cache Service
  • Object Storage
  • Security Services: multilayer containers, intelligent clustering and database protection
  • Operation and Maintenance services: Performance Monitoring and Log Service

NetEase Cloud service is only available in Chinese at the moment.
https://c.163.com/

8. Western Digital (西部数码)

Western Digital positions itself as a one-stop shop for web businesses. The company offers a variety of services from domain registration, web development to cloud computing service:

  • Domain Name Service: transfer, registration,
  • Domain Name Trading
  • Web Hosting Cloud Sever: Linux host, Java Host, Mainland, HonKong an US locations
  • VPS hosting
  • Flexible Cloud Solutions
  • Dedicated Server Hosting

Western Digital Cloud service is only available in Chinese at the moment.
http://www.west.cn/

9. Elephant Cloud (象云)

Elephant Cloud was established in 2013 in Beijing. They maintain 3 large datacenters in China and heavily focussed on hardware and software security. Elephant Cloud’s service include:

  • Hardware Only Rental
  • Cloud Service
  • Networking Solutions
  • Cloud storage and cloud backup
  • Content distribution
  • Cloud Monitoring
  • Cloud Security Service

Elephant Cloud service is only available in Chinese at the moment.

http://www.xiangcloud.com.cn/

10. Baidu Cloud (百度云)

Baidu is mainly known for their market leading search engine platform in China. The company was founded in 2000 and in 2007 it became the fist Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 index. Baidu Cloud’s services include:

  • Computing and networking
  • Storage and CDN
  • Database
  • Security Services
  • Big Data Analytics / Machine Learning
  • IoT Service
  • Application Services
  • Domain Management

Baidu Cloud service is only available in Chinese at the moment.
https://cloud.baidu.com/

11. E Cloud (天翼云)

E Cloud was established as China Telecom’s cloud computing service provider branch in 2012. E Cloud is leveraging the telecom giants robust infrastructure to provide a reliable and flexible cloud computing service. E Cloud’s services include:

  • Elastic Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Big Data Services
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • Content Delivery
  • VPC
  • Virtual Desktop

E Cloud service is only available in Chinese at the moment.
http://www.ctyun.cn/

12. Grand Cloud (盛大云)

The Shanghai Based Grand Cloud’s service was first made available for the public in 2011. Since then Grand Cloud was serving clients from a wide variety of industries such as utility suppliers, gaming platforms, and education. Their services include:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Flexible Cloud Storage
  • Content Distribution Network
  • Networking
  • Database
  • Enterprise Cloud

Grand Cloud service is only available in Chinese at the moment.
http://www.grandcloud.cn/

12+1. KS Cloud ( 金山云)

KS Cloud was founded in 2012 as a subsidiary of Kingsoft, which is mainly known for its multi-platform office product, WPS office. KS Cloud’s services include:

  • Elastic Computing Service
  • Elastic Physical Cloud
  • Networking Solutions
  • Database
  • Storage and Content Delivery
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Cloud Security Service
  • Video and Game Services
  • Enterprise Cloud Service

KS Cloud service is only available in Chinese at the moment.
http://www.ksyun.com/


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