Exploring Aliyun’s Linux Distribution

Software Engineering

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, […]


Build your own serverless ECS Instance monitor

Software Engineering

When dealing with critical ECS instances, specially the ones running our applications, many times we worry about their performance all the time, sometimes to the point in where we need to pay or learn to use a number of platforms in order to monitor it. Although you can create automatic alarms using CloudMonitor, sometimes you […]


IoT with Alibaba Cloud – Webinar

Software Engineering

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

Software Engineering

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 […]


Why I chose to build Cirrus Audit on Alibaba Cloud?

Software Engineering

Alberto Roura is an Alibaba Cloud MVP, Tech Writer and ACP Certified. He is the founder of Cirrus Audit, a Cloud Consultancy business that is currently trialing a public beta of its first SaaS product for SMEs, a multicloud optimisation tool with special focus on APAC providers. Cirrus Audit Panel is the multicloud resource optimisation […]



SSH Tunnelling With Alibaba Cloud To Expose A Local Environment

Software Engineering

What we want to solve with this tutorial? The problem we want to solve with this article is a very recurrent one. That one that appears when you are developing a website in your local machine, but your client wants to see the progress as you work. The classic approach is to start an ECS […]



How I built a serverless SaaS product on Alibaba Cloud

Software Engineering

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 […]


Using Aliyun Fun with Function Compute

Software Engineering

This GitHub repository is been created to help you understand how to easily deal with emails when working on serverless architectures on Alibaba Cloud Function Compute. We make use of nodejs8 runtime and the official SendinBlue API wrapper sendinblue-api. To orchestrate all, we leverage fun, an amazing tool made by Alibaba Cloud that helps you form serverless […]




Building Highly Scalable Marketing Campaigns With Alibaba Cloud

Software Engineering

Alibaba Cloud (阿里云) is certainly becoming an obvious place where growing organisations are migrating their websites and campaigns to the cloud. This is helping them seeing a lot more prosperity in their operations. Thanks to their fantastic stack made of Apsara (Operating System), hardware and unique products, expect anything running there smoothly. Today, I’m going […]