Alibaba Cloud Academy Day 2020

As you may know, I’m a fan of the Alibaba Cloud Academy since it came to existence. Their way to structure the certifications is unique and really teaches you how to leverage the cloud just the way you want. I personally have a number of certifications from them. My way was to first learn from […]



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, […]




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 […]



Why I chose to build Cirrus Audit on Alibaba Cloud?

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

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

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 […]