With growing customer demand and increasing cloud computing spending all over the globe, Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of Tencent, has announced the launch of four new internet data centers (IDC) in Bangkok, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
The addition of the new IDCs places Tencent Cloud’s operation in 27 regions and 66 availability zones worldwide, ushering in the opening of the second availability zones (AZ2) in Bangkok, Frankfurt and Tokyo and the third (AZ3) in Hong Kong.
Poshu Yeung, Senior Vice President, Tencent Cloud International, said, “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. 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.”
The new IDCs are all tier-3 design facilities and are located in prime network hub locations, to provide highly-reliable and high-quality BGP integrated with major local and international network operators.
The launch of the new IDCs is the latest step forward in Tencent’s robust growth strategies in terms of global infrastructure. In late 2020, Tencent Cloud opened its second availability zone in Korea, followed by its first IDC in Indonesia as well as the third availability zone in Singapore in April 2021. The company is set to launch its second Indonesian IDC and its first in Bahrain by the end of the year.