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Alibaba’s cloud platform already competes with the likes of AWS in China. Aliyun’s Chinese data centers are in Beijing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen. “For the time being, we are just testing the water,” Yu said today. That means Aliyun will focus first on Chinese companies doing business in the US. “We know well what Chinese clients need, and now it’s time for us to learn what US clients need,” he added.
the following guidelines maximize bandwidth usage: Optimizing the sizes of the file parts, whether they are part of a large file or an entire small file; Optimizing the number of parts transferred concurrently. Tuning these two parameters achieves the best possible transfer speeds to [S3].
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