Apr 15, 2020|

JD Cloud & AI Releases Edge Computing Portfolio for Enterprises

by Yuchuan Wang and Ella Kidron

JD Cloud & AI has begun launching edge computing products to help enterprises develop innovative businesses in the era of 5G & IoT. The edge computing portfolio released includes a product named “Edge Physical Computing Service” which is focused on the delivery of customized bare-metal service and a product named “Distributed Cloud Physical Server” which is focused on the elastic provision of bare-metal service.

Leveraging JD’s mature public cloud computing R&D capability and data center infrastructure delivery and maintenance capabilities, JD Cloud & AI is extending its cloud computing ability to edge nodes.

JD Cloud & AI’s “Edge Physical Computing Service” provides enterprises with the access to high-quality edge node resources which are composed of computing, networking and storage brought down from the cloud to edge. It offers with low latency, high bandwidth and high real-time computing resources together with on-site operation and maintenance services, which can be customized according to the client’s needs. By using a management console, clients are also able to manage all kinds of resources and monitor the network traffic conveniently.

JD Cloud and AI’s “Distributed Cloud Physical Server” product is an extension of its bare-metal service called “Cloud Physical Server” in public cloud to edge nodes, providing users with the ability to obtain edge computing resources by self-service. It enables enterprises to quickly build and deploy cloud-edge collaborative applications to adapt to business innovation in new scenarios.

JD Cloud & AI’s edge computing products have already been acknowledged by clients, and are widely used in real business scenarios like Content Delivery Network (CDN), Live Video Broadcasting (LVB) transcoding, bullet screen recognition (a feature which allows real-time comments from viewers to fly across the screen like bullets) and more. With the advent of 5G, ultra HD Video on Demand (VoD) and online education are becoming more popular. At the same time, remote medicine, HD electronic surveillance and other enterprise applications are emerging. Innovative AV entertainment methods such as VR, AR and 3D are also being activated. These scenarios, which require larger amounts of data and require faster networking, are all the best potential usage/deployment scenarios of edge computing.

JD Cloud & AI is focused on connecting the physical and digital worlds. Through projects centered around the “new infrastructure”,which includes AI, data centers, 5G applications, cloud computing, IoT and more, JD is promoting the upgrade of industries to be more digitalized, networked and intelligent.


(yuchuan.wang@jd.com; ella@jd.com )