The development of cloud computing has been more than ten years old, and cloud computing has gradually become a new IT service model serving the public. As early as 2005, when Amazon launched the AWS cloud service platform, major Internet giants such as Google, IBM, and Ali followed suit, intending to take a share in the cloud computing field. Until today, cloud computing is developing rapidly, and it is constantly promoting the transformation of the IT industry service model.
According to the latest statistics released by the authoritative research institute Synergy Research, the total capital expenditure of global ultra-large-scale technology companies in the first half of 2018 was as high as 53 billion US dollars, a 71% increase compared with the 31 billion US dollars in the same period last year.
Cloud computing The development of the data center is inseparable from the support of the data center. Most of the huge capital expenditures are used by Internet companies to build and expand data centers. The Synergy Research survey based on 20 Internet companies published another set of data: the number of data centers worldwide has grown to 420, and such a large data center is fully capable of supporting cloud computing services worldwide. Expand.
A large part of the cost of investing in multinational companies will be applied to the construction of data centers. For the old company Philips, the cost of maintaining data every year is countless, just last year. In June, Philips decided to shut down the data center in Suzhou and migrate the data to the Alibaba Cloud platform. The move achieved unexpected success and directly reduced operating and maintenance costs by 54%.
It can also be seen that whether it is a small and medium-sized enterprise or an industry giant, self-built database is still a “hard work”, and choosing to rely on cloud services provided by cloud computing vendors to operate and maintain enterprises will significantly reduce costs. To this end, according to relevant professional analysis: At this stage, cloud computing has become a scale, and cloud services will continue to maintain a high growth rate in the next five to seven years, and the development momentum is still strong.
At the same time, Gartner, a world-renowned market research company, also released a research report predicting that the total size of the global cloud services market will reach $411.4 billion in the next few years. Gartner Research executives said in an interview: Enterprises should seize this development opportunity, fully prepare for the new opportunities brought about by digital development, and fully enhance the core competitiveness of enterprises.