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Tencent Cloud spreads its coverage to 27 regions globally

By He Wei in Shanghai | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-06-04 11:26

A staff member introduces Tencent Cloud service during a media tour to Tencent headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province on Sept 27, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Tencent Cloud, the cloud-computing arm of Tencent Holdings Ltd, is launching four new internet data centers globally, making its service available in 27 regions and 66 availability zones worldwide.

The newly-added IDCs in Bangkok, Frankfurt and Tokyo mark the second availability zone-or isolated locations within data center regions from which public cloud services originate and operate-in each of these locations. The Hong Kong one represented the third such zone in the city, all of which aim to address ever-growing business needs around the world.

"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," said Poshu Yeung, senior vice-president of Tencent Cloud International, in a press release. "We are also planning to have over 30 percent growth in terms of our IDCs all over the world by end of this year."

Data from Frost & Sullivan found that 52 percent of organizations globally are using cloud services as of 2020, with another 34 percent expected to add cloud infrastructure within the next two years.

Consultancy Gartner also indicated that worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 23.1 percent in 2021 to total $332.3 billion, up from $270 billion in 2020.

In late 2020, Tencent Cloud opened its second availability zone in Korea, followed by the first IDC in Indonesia as well as the third availability zone in Singapore in April 2021. The company said it is set to launch its second Indonesian IDC and its first in Bahrain by the end of the year.

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