Tencent’s cloud hosting division, Tencent Cloud, has opened four new ‘Internet data centers’ (IDCs) in Bangkok, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. With the addition of these new data centers, the hyperscaler from China now has operations in 27 regions and 66 availability zones around the world.
Tencent Cloud’s new IDCs are all tier-3 design facilities that are strategically positioned near network hubs to provide “extremely dependable and high-quality BGP integration” with important local and international network operators.
“The cloud industry is quickly evolving and growing, making Tencent Cloud look forward to further demonstrating its commitment to provide customers with more diverse cloud products as well as stronger redundancy and backup options,” said Poshu Yeung, Senior Vice President, Tencent Cloud International. “The launch of the new IDCs in Bangkok, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo at the same time is a significant development in our strategy to rapidly and efficiently expand our international portfolio. We are also planning to have over 30% growth in terms of our IDCs all over the world by end of this year.”
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Tencent’s growth initiatives in terms of global infrastructure have taken another step forward with the launch of these four new IDCs. Tencent Cloud’s second availability zone opened in Korea in late 2020, followed by the first IDC in Indonesia and the third availability zone in Singapore in April 2021. By the end of the year, the business plans to open its second Indonesian IDC and its first in Bahrain.
Tencent blends cloud computing, big data analytics, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), security, and other modern technologies with smart enterprise scenarios by leveraging its extensive data center infrastructures throughout the world. Simultaneously, they offer “comprehensive smart enterprise solutions” for industries such as banking, education, healthcare, retail, industry, transportation, energy, and radio & television.