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Alibaba Cloud Announces 3rd Generation of X-Dragon Architecture

Alibaba Cloud expands its offerings to advance the computing era for AI. 

Alibaba Cloud has launched the 3rd generation of X-Dragon Architecture to advance the computing era for Artificial Intelligence (AI). This upgrade will be rolled out to millions of Alibaba Cloud servers around the world from next year and will increase their performance by five times in key metrics.

In total, Alibaba Cloud announced 85 new products and features at the annual flagship Apsara Conference, making significant advancements in the company’s evolution to data intelligence and AI-powered cloud. In the past six months, Alibaba Cloud has added 597 new products and features and more than 300 solutions to its portfolio, expanding a suite of cloud-native and AI-driven offerings. Data can now be analyzed and visualized in real-time to generate actionable insights, enhancing decision-making and powering the digital transformation of more than 30 industries.  

The 3rd generation of X-Dragon Architecture seamlessly integrates computing platforms including the elastic container service (ECS) bare metal server and virtual machines within a single architecture. During tests of e-commerce scenarios with high levels of demand for AI usage, the new X-Dragon architecture increased queries-per-second (QPS) by 30% and decreased latency by 60%. The cloud native nature of the solution means zero power wastage from running physical servers, and therefore reducing the unit computing cost by 50%.

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