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In recent years, many companies had a herculean task­—to innovate quickly to better serve customers while staying secure, reliable, and keeping costs in check. Many business leaders turned to the cloud to increase security, reliability, scalability, and save costs. The cloud provides a platform on which businesses can innovate faster, with 94% of US enterprises using cloud1. The types of applications that power businesses and the way these applications are built has evolved significantly in recent years including:

  • Enterprise applications such as those using SAP, Oracle, IBM, and other ERP technologies
  • High performance computing applications running large, complex simulations, and deep learning workloads such as weather forecasting and genomics research
  • Modern applications including serverless, containers-based, and machine learning applications
  • Applications that need low latency to deliver highly responsive experience such as real-time multiplayer games or high-frequency trading applications
  • Internet of Things (IoT) applications which connect and manage up to billions of devices for industrial, consumer, commercial, and automotive workloads
  • Applications that may be running on premises or at the edge due to requirements for low-latency, data residency or local data processing.

According to IDC, an average of 43% of applications have already moved to the cloud2 and the number of applications deployed is growing fast. In two years, more than a quarter of companies expect to have more than 250 applications deployed—more than twice the number of companies with such large deployments today. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers the most comprehensive set of capabilities and continually innovates across infrastructure and services so you can build, run, and scale applications anywhere. Millions of customers, including large global enterprises, government organizations, and startups, trust the capabilities, reliability, and security of AWS to run their most important applications, including mission-critical, enterprise, and cloud native applications, as well as the next generation of applications they need to accelerate their digital transformation.

AWS continually innovates for customers to deliver on their needs for increased performance and optimized costs. With a long and proven history in silicon innovation, AWS and Intel have collaborated for over 17 years to develop flexible technologies and software optimizations tailored for the widest variety of applications. This collaboration allows AWS Partners to help their customers migrate and modernize their applications and infrastructure to manage cost and complexity, accelerate business outcomes, and scale to meet current and future computing requirements.

Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors combined with the AWS Nitro System provide you with enhanced security, performance, and cost. With the AWS Nitro System, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances can deliver over 15% higher throughput performance on some workloads as compared to other major cloud providers running the same CPU. Amazon EC2 instances based on Intel technology provide a fast, secure connection to the cloud enabling customers to run applications on the most extensive global infrastructure in the cloud, on premises, and at the edge – with tools and software portability across 27 AWS Regions and 87 Availability Zones. In addition, AWS has an extensive global infrastructure to deliver highly responsive, reliable, and fault tolerant experiences for your applications. This consistent experience helps make it easier and faster to innovate and address business priorities. 

Designed to be the most secure, reliable cloud, AWS delivers continuous innovations in performance so you can get the most value from your infrastructure and applications. And Intel® Xeon® processors provide the foundation of many cloud computing services deployed on AWS. Together, AWS and Intel allow solutions from AWS Partners such as Databricks, HashiCorp, Slalom, and TensorIoT to power the needs of virtually every application—helping you accelerate business outcomes today and innovate for tomorrow.


2 IDC Cloud Pulse 2Q22 Executive Summary: Applications and Workloads, Sep 2022