Su­gon mass-pro­duces its most pow­er­ful cloud server

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS - By FAN FEIFEI in Bei­jing and ZHANG MIN in Tian­jin fan­feifei@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Chi­nese cloud com­put­ing com­pany Su­gon In­for­ma­tion In­dus­try Co Ltd said it has masspro­duced its most pow­er­ful cloud server to date, in or­der to meet the rapidly in­creas­ing de­mand both lo­cally and abroad.

The com­pany said its Su­gon Galax­ias SDC 1000 is a server that al­lows si­mul­ta­ne­ous ac­cess by bil­lions of users.

“Galax­ias SDC 1000 has an im­proved per­for­mance per watt of more than three times that of tra­di­tional servers and cuts costs by 70 per­cent,” said Su­gon Vice-Pres­i­dent Nie Hua.

The com­pany said the prod­uct is now be­ing used in large cloud-based ap­pli­ca­tions de­vel­oped by China Tele­com, China UnionPay and China Ed­u­ca­tion Tele­vi­sion.

“The mass pro­duc­tion of Galax­ias SDC 1000 is of great im­por­tance to the whole cloud server mar­ket,” said Nie.

Ac­cord­ing to the China Academy of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy, the cloud com­put­ing mar­ket could be worth as much as $143.5 bil­lion glob­ally by 2020 and China is one of the world’s fastest­grow­ing mar­kets. The United States took the lead with a 56.5 per­cent share of the global cloud com­put­ing mar­ket last year and is ex­pected to build on that lead in the years to come, ac­cord­ing to the academy.

“We still lag be­hind the US in terms of ser­vice ca­pac­ity and in­dus­try scale in cloud com­put­ing and the whole ecosys­tem of this in­dus­try still needs to be per­fected,” he said.

How­ever, Nie af­firmed China had a great op­por­tu­nity to take a lead­ing role in the cloud com­put­ing sec­tor, and it is im­por­tant that main­land play­ers fo­cused on tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion to keep up with the ris­ing de­mand and ev­er­chang­ing mar­ket.

“Even though we still have a lot to catch up with com­pared to the US, the Galax­ias SDC 1000 marks the rise of China in the cloud com­put­ing in­dus­try,” he said.

The new cloud sever will pro­mote the up­grad­ing of tra­di­tional cloud data cen­ters. Nie said it will be ap­plied in a wide range of in­dus­tries such as tele­com, finance, government af­fairs, sci­en­tific re­search and ed­u­ca­tion, en­ergy and power.

Liu Jing in Tian­jin con­trib­uted to this story.

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