Case Study: Ant Financial

Challenge: Orchestration for clusters with 10,000s of nodes

Application: Built Kubernetes-enabled platform

Solution: Kubernetes orchestration

Over 900 million Alipay users worldwide

At least 10x improvement in operations efficiency

Alipay’s peak volume: 256,000 transactions per second in 2017

Dozens of clusters, one of its largest reaching tens of thousands of nodes

“In late 2016, we decided that Kubernetes will be the de facto standard. Looking back, we made the right bet on the right technology.” —Haojie Hang, Product Management, Ant Financial

“On Double 11 this year, we had plenty of nodes on Kubernetes, but compared to the whole scale of our infrastructure, this is still in progress.” —Ranger Yu, Global Technology Partnership & Development, Ant Financial

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