Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is aiming at the global chip market. The company said that its cloud computing team is making efforts to push more compatibility. The team is working on adding supports to make Apsara operating system compatible with processors. It could soon become compatible with processors that are based on x86, Arm, RISC-V, and others. The current global chip market is dominated by Intel. Its x86 process for personal computing commands a good market. Its Arm processor is used in mobile devices. Notably, there was a time when the IT ecosystem was defined by chips. However, this changed drastically after cloud computing. It has changed the computing system by helping companies cut the expenditure on server maintenance and other facilities.
Alibaba Cloud’s Intelligence group said that cloud operating system offers to focus on customers and not on other tasks like the heavy lifting of racking and powering servers. It provides high-quality results. Alibaba Cloud is the fastest-growing business for the group. It is the fourth-largest public cloud service in the world. It achieved this feat last year. The company was under immense pressure from investors recently. They worried about the expansion of cloud-computing department’s growth because of the growing competition. They feared bad relationship with the US also affected the growth. This affected Alibaba’s ability to win contracts outside China.
Notably, its investors have focused on cloud computing for a long to drive growth. Its cloud department in recent times has parted ways with a major customer. It was also overlooked by several Chinese government clients. Alibaba Cloud had to go for an overhaul in the organizational structure. Alibaba Cloud has invested billions of dollars into the business. It turned profitable in the last two quarters. The firm topped revenue expectations in the March quarter. However, the group reported a loss after an anti-monopoly fine was slapped on it in the March quarter. In December last year, the Chinese government had launched a probe into Alibaba’s anti-competition practices.
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