Tech companies are growing in Brazil – and HPC is essential to support them

In Brazil and in the world, in a period of one to two years, there has been an acceleration of digital operations that is expected to occur in at least ten years. In business, this has allowed many companies from different sectors to adopt digital processes and tools that allow employees to work remotely, at the same time, automating work processes and reducing costs. In other areas, the adoption of technology has accelerated many other things remotely: buying and selling products, entertainment, telemedicine and education are some of the examples.

Datahub data confirms the first statement made: the number of tech company openings in Brazil has grown by 210% in ten years, since the data was collected in 2020, the year of the pandemic, and compared to the last survey made in 2011. Many investments to be made Businesses have to make on the road to digital transformation, and high data processing is perhaps one of the least obvious, but most important to business. To support this, High Performance Computing, or HPC, must be one of the cornerstones.

While this concept can have many connotations, the term HPC refers to architectures that combine processing, communication, and storage into a system capable of performing complex computations and critical workloads at high speed. Depending on the application that will be deployed in a virtual environment, HPC solutions need to consider the size of the server array, taking into account the processing capabilities and other variables of each device.

Among the sectors that rely heavily on high-performance computing, information and communication technology (ICT) has the highest growth prospects over the past eight years in Brazil, according to a study by the International Research Corporation (IDC). According to the survey, the IT market is supposed to grow by 10.6%, while the telecom market will grow by 4%; Together, they add up to 8.2% in ICT. In addition, the dominant trend in our market is the hybrid cloud environment, which combines the coordination of cloud and traditional IT, in a model that should be found in more than 70% of medium and large companies.

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In other words, as the Brazilian market increasingly demands agility, flexibility, high performance and security in its IT infrastructure, HPC has become an essential ally to enable core services, since the cloud architecture is based on specialized servers and is powered by powerful processors. Also, according to IDC, nearly 97% of Brazilian companies already using some cloud model indicated that they would maintain or increase the volume of workflows supported by this type of environment, noting that this technology is a trend that is here to stay.

Another survey, Deloitte’s Agenda 2022, indicates that major tech investments this year will focus, among other topics, on infrastructure, data management and digital security, with more than 95% of respondents mentioning these three topics. In addition, 75% of entrepreneurs must invest in research and development (R&D), and more than half mentioned investing in actions that support the adoption of new technologies.

With a variety of models and configurations to support specific technology pools for every need, the server ecosystem for HPC has reached increasingly advanced stages in terms of engineering. Advanced features are integrated to optimize the investment of people and businesses to provide security and architecture for projects, regardless of whether their applications run on cloud platforms or on-premises infrastructure. Likewise, at the user level, the technological infrastructure plays a leading role, supporting communication tasks that allow the exchange of information and assets between individuals and companies. Thus, investing and focusing on these demands of the digital market, as this expansion scenario continues to increase, contributes to the development of these structures in our country, which is experiencing a moment of greater technological growth.

* Article produced by a columnist exclusively for Canaltech. The text may contain opinions and analyzes that do not necessarily reflect Canaltech’s view on this matter.

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