In March 2021, Roblox, an online gaming service provider, became the first stock in the Metaverse.
Facebook later said it would transform itself into a meta-cosmic company within five years.
Just five months later, Facebook changed its name to Meta, meaning Metaverse, and the company's stock code will be changed to MVRS as a sign of its determination to transform.
Microsoft, Invesco, Tencent and other giants are also preparing for the Metaverse. For a time, the whole world was talking about the Metaverse.
Although there is no clear standard, the Metaversehas been regarded by many as the internet form of the next era after the mobile internet.
Everyone is struggling with imagination, looking for opportunities in the Metaverse, but no one answers how far is the Metaverse from us? no matter how complete and rich the virtual world depicted in hacking empire, the machine body needs to be maintained in the real world.
Similarly, the growth of the Metaverse cannot be separated from the accumulation of basic technologies in the real world.
The lack of advanced digital infrastructure Metaverse is just a wonderful "sky pavilion"one thing is certain, the meta-universe must be built on advanced digital infrastructure.
Metaverse's "immersive", "low-latency" and "ubiquitous" features not only put high demands on VR/AR hardware technology and network delivery systems, but also rely on high-performance cloud-side computing capabilities and streaming media technology.
As a brand-new thing, the growth and development of the Metaverse needs to be supported by a large scale of computing and storage capabilities.
A more authentic and complete experience also means massive data production. real-world computing and storage power directly determine the size and completeness of the Metaverse.
As you can see, without powerful cloud computing and big data capabilities, it is difficult to take the lead in this meta-cosmic battle. The global cloud computing market is expected to reach $265.4 billion by 2021, according to iMediaResearch.
As the first country to start, the united states gathered a large number of high-quality cloud computing technology companies, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, the three cloud computing giants accounted for 63% of the global market share.
China is the fastest growing country in the cloud computing market, with Alibaba cloud, Tencent cloud and Huawei cloud among the top three domestic markets.
Alibaba cloud relies on the growth of e-commerce business to win the recognition of many domestic enterprises, accounting for nearly 40% of the domestic market share, is the world's third largest cloud computing company.
Tencent cloud was only established in 2010, but with Tencent's huge investment and gaming ecosystem, it quickly entered the world's top 10 cloud computing companies.
Huawei cloud is the power of the government cloud market, relying on the domestic government cloud market share of 32% of the market ranked first. with Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Tencent, Ali, Huawei and other giants of the market concentration further increased, cloud computing has entered a new era, the cloud computing model in the past few years has produced a strong impact, the future of cloud computing will have a further evolution, with more technology areas of deep integration, resulting in a stronger "chemical reaction." as the optimal basic support platform of the Metaverse, cloud computing provides a large number of low-cost basic resources.
In the meta-space scenario, based on its scale effect on resource utilization and high utilization rate, it further demonstrates the characteristics of distributed network connection, ICT resource sharing, elastic service fast, on demand, and dynamic expansion. Make technology unit cost lowest, resource utilization efficiency highest. Yuan universe universal access will mainly benefit from infrastructure low cost of the hardware of the scale effect of batch purchase, cloud trend of green data center energy efficiency (pue) decline, cost savings, virtualization technology business flexibility greatly improve the utilization of resources, and disaster prevention in the process of expansion, construction, maintenance, personnel and other supporting cost.
At the infrastructure level, the cost, stability, security and efficiency of cloud computing are significantly higher than that of traditional cloud computing.
The ecological advantages of the integrated service construction of the original cloud giant IaaS-PaaS may play an important role in the metacosmic era.
New computing architectures are emerging that will spawn new species on the cloud, and in fact the meta-universe is the result of a combination of technologies.
At one end of the cloud computing spectrum, a new cloud-centric computing architecture is emerging, and as cloud-based technologies converge further, any future technology prospects will migrate further to the cloud. This new system evolves at three levels: first, at the infrastructure level, the cloud defines hardware downward, self-investigates underlying technologies such as chips, servers, operating systems, and builds a cloud-centric hardware system.
Second, as core software is refactored on the cloud, the open source community becomes the center of innovation and creates new development methods, such as low code, to make the cloud easier to use.
Finally, in the application layer, with the development of the future 5G network, computing and data will accelerate the migration to the cloud, and new species such as cloud computers, meta-universes and autonomous driving will appear. With the development of communications technologies such as 5G, computing and data are moving to the cloud at a faster rate, spawning more new species on the cloud.
The cloud has gone through phase one and phase two, where traditional IT has been replaced by the cloud, but the real change is yet to come and there will be countless new species on the cloud in the future. There is a very solid foundation for such technological explosion. For the current hot meta universe, Amazon global vice president and Amazon Cloud technology greater China executive Director Zhang Wenxuan believes that this is a cloud computing can enable a lot of areas.
"We think cloud computing can definitely play a big role in the metasverse," she says. The metasexes require computing, storage, machine learning, and more, all of which need cloud computing. For example, Epic Games' meta-game Fortnight has three Games. It has 500 million users and almost all of its work is in Amazon's cloud."
At the recently held Amazon Cloud 2021 Re :Invent global conference, Amazon Cloud Technologies officially launched Amazon IoTTWinMaker, which aims to make it easier and faster for developers to create real-world digital twins such as buildings, factories, industrial equipment and production lines. Digital twins are virtual maps of physical systems that can be updated periodically based on the structure, state, and behavior of the real-world objects they represent.
Amazon Iot TwinMaker makes it easier for developers to pool data from multiple sources and combine that data to create a knowledge map that simulates a real-world environment.
With Amazon iot TwinMaker, customers can use digital twins to build real-world applications that improve operational efficiency and reduce downtime. Amazon IoT Twin Maker is making it easier and faster to create real-world digital twins.
Developers can connect Amazon IoT TwinMaker to data sources such as device sensors, video sources, and business applications to quickly start building digital twins of devices, devices, and processes. In addition, Amazon Cloud Technologies introduced three new Amazon EC2 instances powered by self-studying chips, including the C7g instance powered by the new Amazon Graviton3 processor, Trn1 instances supported by the Amazon Trainium chip and Im4gn/Is4gen/I4i instances supported by the new Amazon Nitro SSD.
These undoubtedly provide advanced infrastructure from hardware to software for meta-architecture, which will help meta-architecture gradually move from concept to reality. "This meta-system is the birthplace of a lot of well-known technologies, and cloud computing is behind it," said Gu Fan, general manager of Amazon Cloud Technology greater China.
Whether modeling or interacting with the digital world, machine learning is essential.
At the same time, the world of the metaverse is bound to generate enormous amounts of data, and that is inseparable from the underlying platform, and the cloud has to be the best platform."
In the future, all data will be on the cloud, no matter what device you use, how many devices you have, everyone, every enterprise has a dedicated space on the cloud, all computing load can be in the cloud, so the new world of the future is no longer far away from us.