The Alibaba Cloud NodeJS SDK integrates Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Server Load Balancer (SLB), and CloudMonitor features. This package requires a Cloud account, and the corresponding Access Key ID and secret. The SDK supports the latest LTS versions of Node.js (Node.js 4.x and Node.js 6.x).
One of the more problematic elements of building any application is managing end user identities. Writing the code to manage who gets to access any given application not only is time consuming; it doesn’t usually add much in the way of unique value to the application.
While there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the viability of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings as a distinct market apart from infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), there is no doubt that PaaS technologies are becoming more accessible in the cloud with each passing day.