10 June 2021 - Bangkok: – With growing customer demand and increasing cloud computing spending all over the globe, Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of Tencent, today 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 in order to addressing the ever-growing business needs around the world.
According to data from Frost & Sullivan , 52% of organizations globally are using cloud services as of 2020, with another 34% expected to add cloud infrastructure within the next two years. The latest information from Gartner also indicates that worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecasted to grow 23.1% in 2021 to total US$332.3 billion, up from US$270 billion in 2020, signifying more growth in the already burgeoning cloud industry in which Tencent Cloud intends to further flourish.
Mr. Chang Foo, Chief Operating Officer of Tencent (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said, “The global cloud industry is quickly evolving and growing. The same goes for Thailand during the past five years, on which adoption of the cloud operating systems has been the country agenda. As the digital economy progresses rapidly, enterprise demand for intelligent cloud solutions is on the rise. Therefore, Tencent Cloud recognizes the importance of investment in the infrastructure of the cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to provide customers with more diverse cloud products as well as stronger redundancy options and backup options. We strive to become an exceptional choice of service providers by expanding the cloud services to businesses of different industry sectors, such as manufacturing, retail, health industry, media & entertainment, and many others.”
“In keeping up with Tencent Cloud’s momentum of providing groundbreaking and state-of-the-art technologies, we opened a second internet data center in Thailand. The new IDC is of the tier-3 design facilities and is located in prime network hub locations right in the heart of Bangkok, providing reliable, and high-quality border gateway protocol (BGP) integrated with major local and international network operators.”
The new data center highlights its enhanced data processing efficiency and flexibility, resulting from the server equipped with the latest advanced technology. Combined with the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), the equipment increases the performance of various processing while creating superior usage latency. These devices and technologies are installed to ensure that the new IDC provides better and faster capability while reducing energy consumption. In addition, excellent support for all ranges of intelligent solutions from Tencent Cloud is achieved, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Facial Recognition, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and Live Video Broadcasting (LVB), which is a continuous broadcasting service of live video/audio files.
The launch of the new IDCs in Bangkok, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo at the same time is the latest step forward in Tencent Cloud’s robust growth strategies in terms of global infrastructure, signifying a rapid and efficient expansion of our international cloud business portfolio. In late 2020, Tencent Cloud has 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 is set to launch its second Indonesian IDC and its first in Bahrain by the end of the year.
“Tencent Cloud is confident that the expansion of our second data center in Thailand will help support organizations of all sizes to adapt to faster and more scalable cloud operating systems. Our new IDC is now ready to maximize business capability and create sustainable business growth for various organizations. More importantly, this development will help raise the bar and propel Thailand's potential to become the digital hub of the ASEAN region shortly,” concluded Mr. Chang