Alibaba releases its first cloud computer. There is no hard disk, only the size of a business card, which can expand computing power infinitely.
On September 17, at the 2020 Computing Conference, Alibaba Cloud released the first cloud computer “Shadowless”, breaking through the physical limitations of traditional computers. A “small card” has dozens of times the performance of an ordinary computer.
Zhang Jianfeng, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said that in the future, everyone can have a supercomputer on the cloud, which can expand computing power anytime and anywhere as needed. After the large-scale promotion and use of “Shadowless”, it can save 50% of the computing resources of the whole society and avoid a waste of computing power.
“Shadowless” supports on-demand configuration performance, the price is half of the traditional PC under the same performance, and it supports unlimited upgrades. It does not need to be eliminated and replaced every 3-5 years. All data of “Shadowless” is stored in the cloud, and it is not afraid of computer loss or computer viruses. It enjoys the same level of security protection as Alibaba Cloud Data Center.
At present, “Shadowless” is only available for sale to enterprises, and it may provide services to individuals in the future.