There are seven computing giants – Intel terms them Super-7 – whose decisions about the chips and servers influences the other corporate cloud computing enterprise decisions.
GreatResponder.com With highest computing, buying power these seven companies get the very early access to the latest technology and chips of Intel that are not available to any other customer of Intel. These companies also influence the decisions of other large corporate companies about buying the chips and the server.
“An entire new class of companies is coming up behind the Super 7 that are modeling their server and semiconductor purchasing habits of the big guys” Diane Bryant, the head of Intel’s data center business. These companies are the part of Intels’s early shift program and Intel make the latest chips available to them, six months before the release to other customers.
These Super 7 companies are Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. These are the companies, which are in the first row of using cloud computing technologies for their business operations. Many of them are building their own equipment to save as much cost as possible.
“When they start buying over 10,000 servers a year, they start optimizing their hardware and they no longer think about buying general purpose servers,” says Bryant. “They start thinking about running their own data centers and buying specialized hardware to fit their unique workloads.”
These larger organizations are taking the advantage of the latest technologies and fast cloud computing speeds to save the cost, so that the best possible speed should be available for web searches, page loads and transactions. As compared to the other large scale companies which replaces their servers after four to five years, these companies replace their servers every three years.
“The trend is that enterprises recognize new revenue streams from cloud computing. But when these new businesses become successful, they want them to run on premise,” she says.
She further says that a huge line of new companies is coming up behind these Super 7 companies which are also modeling their business operations like these seven giants. She said many companies, for their new lines of business, building their own cloud platform. Especially for those services which are linked to the connected devices.
In future, instead of traditional Amazon style infrastructure, customers will prefer the companies with software of services provided in their own cloud.