The China-based cloud provider launched the new offerings at its Aspara Conference.

Alibaba Cloud introduced new products and services destined to support its move to make cloud computing more like a utility. “““

Speakers at the Aspara Conference said that future customers will pay as they go for computing services that are measured with metrics akin to kilowatts of power.

As a first step towards this new paradigm, Alibaba Cloud has made more of its current SaaS products serverless. The company offers 20 serverless services at this time and plans to convert more of its offerings over time.

New device, new architecture

As part of Alibaba’s strategic plan to invest in its own infrastructure, the organization also showcased new additions to its cloud computing offering.

The ‘Wuying Cloudbook’ is designed to provide enterprises with unlimited computing power while helping them enhance data security, according to Alibaba. They also claim it will improve cost efficiency and facilitate collaboration in increasingly diverse hybrid office settings.

The Wuying Cloudbook draws on the high levels of security, scalability and compatibility that characterize the cloud, Alibaba said. This allows users to “fully leverage the power of cloud computing while minimizing the workload for local devices”.

Users can scale computing power and storage up or down to meet their demands as and when they need, free of the capacity restrictions of large-scale software and enjoying a real-time interactive experience with low latency and high-quality images.

Wuying Cloudbook

According to Alibaba, Wuying Cloudbook supports secure storage and transmission of massive volumes of data by centralized management in the cloud.

The organization claims to have overcome typical security challenges in enterprise environments, such as data loss and local device vulnerabilities, while allowing users to access organizational resources at any time, anywhere.

The Wuying Cloudbook is based on the Wuying Architecture, a technology tied to Alibaba Cloud’s Elastic Desktop Service (EDS), which is available in its Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, UK, Philippines, Japan and Middle East regions.