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, […]


Alicloud Container Registry Terraform Module

Software Engineering

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 […]



How to add an AWS account to Cirrus Audit Panel

Software Engineering

If you follow me on Twitter or Linkedin and you are an AWS 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. […]




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 […]


How to add a Digital Ocean account to Cirrus Audit Panel

Software Engineering

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. […]



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 […]