Best China Cloud Hosting
After 2011, in the joint efforts of all the participants of every section of the industry chain, cloud computing concept are rapidly spread, related products, programs are continued upgraded, China and global cloud computing market has strongly grown. As the most important segments of cloud computing, cloud hosting gains more and more attention from the manufacturers and users, the market has become more crowded as well.
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As a high-performance, low cost, flexible and efficient solution, cloud hosting is fast alternative to traditional VPS and physical hosting, and become the mainstream of the market. It is foreseeable that in the near future, cloud host will completely reshuffle China IDC market. What it will bring is not only an upgrade on technology and products, but also big subversion to the traditional hosting applications and service models.
With the maturity of cloud computing technology and the growing market acceptance, cloud hosting providers are rapidly increasing as well. Which cloud hosting exactly is the future and leader of Chinese cloud hosting market? That is the problem we are about to discuss.
5 Best China cloud hosting
After the acquisition of HiChina, Ali cloud soon gathered a large number of loyal customers, based on its powerful brand influence and HiChina’s massive user base, plus the cost-effective product positioning. In the current cloud hosting market, Ali cloud shipment volume ranked at the forefront. However, Ali's customers are mostly small and medium owners, which are related to its market positioning. This part of the customer base is large, but the continuity, ARPU value (average revenue per user) and loyalty is not ideal.
Continuity and ARPU values are directly related to the customer's operating status and number, and loyalty is directly related to the price and service. Currently, with more players to join, Ali cloud’s price advantage in the industry is gradually fading. Also the service has always been a short board of Ali cloud, although improved these years, there is still a long way to go until it meets up with the customers’ expectations. For example: more and more small and medium customers not only want to get "hardware" support, but also need more "soft" support. Such as website statistical analysis, promotion channels, earnings support, etc.. Jinshan Cloud, Baidu Cloud and qCloud has been vigorously promoting their advantages in these fields.
Ucloud is the top cloud based service providers in China for both its technologies and services. The company focused on cloud computing products R & D and operations. It is the key enterprise of Shanghai cloud computing base, and one of the first certificated "trusted cloud computing enterprise" by National Ministry of industry and information. Ucloud cloud computing platform has provided IT infrastructure support for multiple fields, such as games, mobile Internet, big data, e-commerce, SaaS, etc… Thanks to the professional experience of leading cloud computing technology and technical team in China, ucloud has successfully provided services for tens of thousands of domestic and foreign enterprise users, dramatically reducing the cost and technical threshold for users to use IT infrastructure. Ucloud mainly targeted at game clients, and compare to other cloud hosting service providers, its price is relatively high but the stability is good. Ucloud is suitable for the game and business users with sufficient budget, instead of stationmaster and other personal users.
qCloud is another blocking type products of Tencet, on-line in September 2013, the present user is mainly game applications. Tencent cloud servers use public platform operating system, the team is fully responsible for the maintenance of cloud host, and provide virtual machines with rich configuration types. Users can easily do data cache, database processing or build a web server. Tencent provides strong support policy for games and mobile application customers, so it’s more suited for this type of customers. But for other small and medium-sized clients and websites, their application is difficult to be approved, Tencent’s supporting equipment is not suitable for this part of the customers. In the long run, the Tencent cloud will be the most powerful rival of Ali cloud, but at this stage there is still a big division between for Tencent to catch up.
Baidu cloud was released in the middle of 2014, and then began to focus on publicity. Baidu cloud, Baidu data factory, Baidu brain, is the future strategy of Baidu that Robin Li promotes. Among them, the Baidu cloud is the foundation for supporting the strategic development of large data, the cloud seems more like a platform to support the internal. What will be the actual promotion and development goals of Baidu cloud? For the present, it seems that Baidu did not focus on the promotion of the cloud, perhaps for Baidu the “cloud” is far less important than the “brain”.
Jinshan Cloud is a latecomer in this field, but its future should not be underestimated. Jinshan cloud is very serious about soft support as previously mentioned. It put forward the “Scorpio cloud” concept, and committed to open up the downstream ecological chain, becoming China's first cloud hosting provider who is able to help users improve their operational capabilities. From the perspective of the market development in the past two years, the join of many new players hasn’t brought fundamental breakthrough to the cloud hosting market.The product innovation and service innovation are concentrated at the infrastructure level, value-added services and supporting services is rather little . Among them, there was not difficult to find pseudo cloud and pseudo innovation that is “cry up wine and sell vinegar”. The orientation of Jinshan Yun is good enough to attract notice, because website operators are always looking forward to have a strong platform to help their operations.
From another point of view, the first mover advantage can also be a disadvantage. Due to technology and equipment are relatively old, once the architecture was built, the overall performance level has been basically established, unless to start all over again, micro adjustment will not fundamentally change the bottleneck of the platform performance. For those who comes later, the world's top technology can be applied to the construction of the platform, so that the new cloud platform can performance better in the overall performance, stability, support services and other aspects.
The Present Situation and Future Trend
In the past decades, the hosting market has experienced four major development stages: virtual host, independent host, VPS host and cloud hosting. With the full arrival of the era of cloud hosting, the quiet market became busy. After 2011, the cloud computing market was completely exploded, as the core foundation of cloud services, the importance of the cloud hosting has become increasingly prominent. Driven by the huge commercial interests, more and more new players come into the market. In order to maintain a competitive advantage the old players continue to increase investment.
After Ali cloud merged HiChina, it increased the investment in marketing and product development. China Telecom Tianyi cloud suddenly joined to the battle and directly aimed at Ali cloud, gave a picture of the latecomers surpass the formers. Even Microsoft began to actively deployed, although has tremendous challenges in qualification, license and market influence, through cooperation with domestic third party suppliers, curve into China, its development potential can also not be underestimated. Then strong players like Amazon AWS, Huawei Cloud, Jinshan cloud, uCloud all came to the market one after another. In just two to three years, Chinese cloud hosting market experienced the four stages of development, from relatively calm, to the fast appearance of new players, then the competition of them, and finally into the reshuffle stage.
After these years basic layout, beginning in 2014, the competition in the cloud market is becoming faster. the old market pattern is eventually broken, a new pattern of more clear initially formed. Until today, the main players in China's cloud hosting market has formed into four camps: operators camp, the Internet Co camp, the traditional service providers camp and data center operators camp.Cloud hosting is not the must transformation of traditional data center, cloud data centers and traditional data centers will be coexist in the future.
According to the report of Bain & Company, China's cloud computing market is still a nascent market. China's cloud computing market value of $1 billion 500 million in 2013. However, it is expected that by 2020, this figure will grow to $20 billion, at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40%.
Tencent announced in 2015 that they will invest $1 billion 500 million in cloud computing business, including the construction and operation of data centers in mainland China and Hongkong in the next five years. Alibaba group announced an investment of $1 billion in Ali cloud, Ali cloud has data center in the both mainland and Hongkong. At present, China's cloud computing market accounted a very little share of the global market, and this obviously does not match the population, business scale, GDP level of China. In another word the promoting space is still huge and prospects are very board.
Cloud hosting will surely be the star in the future IDC industry, whoever occupies the market at first, is likely to dominate in the IDC market.