#Asia Meet the engineer behind Alibaba’s extensive networks and systems


The spotlight’s on Aliyun’s Head of product and development on Echelon Indonesia 2016’s Scale stage – and he’s just getting started.

Echelon Indonesia 2016 - Xianglong Huang, Aliyun (Alibaba)

From to online retail to financial services, and hospitals to ‘smart nations’ – the potential for Aliyun in Asia is massive.


Established in 2009, Aliyun operates the network that powers Alibaba’s extensive online and mobile commerce ecosystem with a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services for third-party businesses. With technology that promises improvements on how we transact and interact across borders – we are talking big data solutions, relational databases, and content delivery networks as just the start.

The very engineer leading the charge is Xianglong Huang – Head of Elastic Computing Services (ECS) at Aliyun. Dr. Huang will be conducting a masterclass on ‘Elastic Computing Techniques For Enterprise Users’ on the Echelon Indonesia Scale stage this April 5.

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Dr. Huang got his Ph.D. from University of Texas in 2006. Before joining Aliyun, he worked for Amazon for five years. He is a founding member of DynamoDB group and he is a tech lead and key contributor for DynamoDB.

After joining Aliyun, he has been architect for ECS, manager for ECS’s control plane team, and now leads the product and development of ECS. Over the years, Xianglong has gained valuable experience in large distributed systems, compiler and system architecture.

Aliyun – an international business of the Alibaba Group, one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies – is also a Premier Sponsor of Echelon Indonesia 2016.

Now the number one cloud provider in China, Aliyun develops highly scalable cloud computing and data management services for over 1,800,000 customers worldwide, providing both large and small international businesses, financial institutions, governments and other organisations with flexible, cost-effective solutions for networking and IT needs.

Want to take advantage of what cloud computing can do for your enterprise? Ask your questions in the discussions below, or head over to secure your spot to Echelon Indonesia 2016 (April 5-6, Kartika Expo Centre, Balai Kartini Jakarta) now!

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