Global SDN Zenlayer Adds Tencent Cloud to Portfolio of Cloud Connect Partners

Zenlayer, a global software defined network (SDN) and services provider, has announced that Zenlink – Zenlayer’s SD-WAN Cloud Connect platform launched in November last year – now supports direct connections to Chinese cloud services provider, Tencent Cloud. At this moment, Zenlayer offers direct access to Tencent Cloud in Silicon Valley, Frankfurt, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Tencent Cloud is the cloud computing arm of Tencent, one of the largest Internet companies in Asia. Through Zenlink, enterprises can instantly provision “high-speed”, dedicated network connections to Tencent Cloud to accelerate “mission-critical” data transmission and pursue hybrid and multi-cloud strategies.

By adding connectivity options to Tencent Cloud, Zenlayer’s customers can now “seamlessly” access Tencent Cloud’s global footprint and full portfolio of cloud-based solutions. Connections to other cloud providers such as AWS, Alibaba Cloud, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud and SAP Cloud are also available through Zenlink.

“The demand for direct access to major cloud service providers like Tencent Cloud is growing, and we are pleased to offer dedicated connections from our data centers,” said Joe Zhu, CEO and founder of Zenlayer. “Today, many of our customers use Zenlink to build hybrid and multi-cloud architectures to leverage different cloud providers’ strengths and minimize vendor-lock in, creating the best cloud solution tailored to their unique business requirements.”

Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud

Zenlink’s automated self-service customer portal allows enterprises to create direct connections between multiple clouds, multiple data centers, or a hybrid of data centers and clouds.

“As enterprises make strides in their digital transformation journeys, cloud migration remains top of mind,” said Huixing Wang, Vice President of Tencent Cloud. “We are seeing more of our clients leveraging the cloud at a strategic and operational level, and Zenlayer successfully extends our global cloud reach.”

As a software-defined network and services provider, Zenlayer, is headquartered in Los Angeles and Shanghai with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shenzhen. Enterprises utilize Zenlayer’s software-defined platforms to instantly enable worldwide connectivity. Zenlayer offers on-demand bare metal cloud, SD-WAN cloud connect, edge computing and colocation in more than 80 data centers on six continents.