Yandex launched its own Cloud

«Yandex» goes to the level of the world’s Internet giants, offering its own cloud services. The company announced the launch of the platform «Yandex.Cloud» with lower prices than competitors, informs «Kommersant».

«Cloud» will allow the business to rent the necessary capacity to develop and maintain various systems and applications. So far, the platform includes three elements: a scalable virtual infrastructure, a database management service, and AI-based products (speech recognition and translation). Further expansion of the proposed developer capabilities is planned, as well as the addition of analytical and operational services..

The development of the project began more than a year ago, and testing started this spring. The cost of cloud products «Yandex» now at 2–3x lower than competitors Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Therefore, the company plans to provide new services on the global market, which by the end of this year is expected to grow to $ 186.4 billion. Now only the Russian segment is $ 400 million and is growing rapidly..

Yandex launched its own Cloud

Experts believe that the company will be able to compete with the global giants, but it has yet to prove the effectiveness of its platform for the corporate sector, where intelligent systems are increasingly in demand.. «Yandex» it will be necessary to reach the level of the leading three, investing huge amounts of money in the development of this direction.

One example is Microsoft’s Sketch2Code, which uses artificial intelligence to transform hand-drawn web page layouts into functional HTML..

text: Ivan Malichenko. photo: Light Space

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