Exploring Aliyun’s Linux Distribution

In this article I’ll go through the advantages of using Aliyun Linux, a CentOS-based Linux distribution developed and maintained by Alibaba Cloud. Compared to other available Virtual Machines like Debian/Ubuntu or RHEL/CentOS (amongst others), Aliyun Linux is made in the cloud and for the cloud.     Alibaba optimised this distribution to the point that, […]


Alicloud Container Registry Terraform Module

A terraform module to create a private Container Registry namespace and a RAM role able to pull/push from the namespace created. Alicloud Terraform Module. NOTE: This module uses AccessKey and SecretKey from profile and shared_credentials_file. If you have not set them yet, please install aliyun-cli and configure it. Architecture Diagram After using this module, the […]






IoT with Alibaba Cloud – Webinar

Learn how your devices can connect to Alibaba Cloud’s Internet of Things (IoT) solution by setting up a simulated IoT device. Have a look to the Webinar I recorded while in Hangzhou at Alibaba’s offices last month. >> GitHub Repository with the full example For a modern IT-based enterprise, integrating your hardware into the cloud […]


The Apsara Conference (云栖大会) 2019

This article is about my experience a the Apsara Conference 2019, for the Instagram stories posts go to my Instagram profile.     The Conference The Apsara Conference, also called “Yunqi Conference” in chinese, or “云栖大会”, is the biggest cloud computing & AI conference in Asia. This conference is held every year in Yunqi, Hangzhou […]




How to add a Digital Ocean account to Cirrus Audit Panel

If you follow me on Twitter or Linkedin and you are a Digital Ocean user, you probably know about Cirrus Audit Panel, the multicloud tool I’m building to help you optimise resources like Virtual Machines, Databases or Serverless Functions. The platform is currently under a public BETA and you can setup a free account at anytime. […]





How I built a serverless SaaS product on Alibaba Cloud

Cirrus Audit Panel is a multicloud resource optimisation SaaS platform targeted to SME businesses (investors welcomed). It aims to help IT professionals deal with multiple cloud providers and accounts at the same time, all without worrying too much about the technical jargon. You can see how a Virtual Machine performs and costs within seconds, no […]