Tencent Cloud, one of the biggest players in the internet business launches its first data centre in Indonesia. The Chinese internet giant launched its data centre in Jakarta’s central business district. Additionally, the company has plans to open data centres in the coming months in other Asian markets including Thailand and South Korea. The Chinese tech giant said that this investment is part of an aggressive plan to develop its infrastructure in the region and suffice the growing demands of cloud computing.
Tencent Cloud’s only data centre in Indonesia is located in Jakarta’s central business district, the data centre boasts two utility power lines and 2N reductant transformers along with the N+1 redundant diesel generator which has the capacity to provide up to 72 hours of power backup at full load. Currently, Tencent’s cloud offerings are covered across 27 regions and 61 availability zones, the majority of which are situated in China and Asia-Pacific and incorporate markets like Singapore, Mumbai, Seoul, Tokyo, Moscow, Toronto, and Frankfurt.
Tencent debuted its cloud business in China about a decade before. In China alone, the company operates over 40 data centres. The tech vendor launched its international business, not before somewhere like three years across several regions. At present, it operates 19-20 data centres outside its domestic market.
Tencent Cloud Pledges SEA (South East Asia) Expansion
At the beginning of the year, Tencent added its second data centre in South Korea, and the previous month it declared its plans to launch its first data centre in Bahrain by 2021 end thereby supporting the cloud computing advancements in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Tencent Cloud International’s senior vice president, Poshu Yeung stated,
With Tencent’s latest data centre launch in Jakarta, Indonesia the clients in the region will have better access to data and applications and thereby support the Indonesian organizations in their digital transformation efforts.
Mr. Yeung added that the company saw a massive online demand for its offerings across several verticals including financial services, e-commerce, education, games, media, and entertainment.
With the like of music streaming app ‘JOOX’ and WeTV (digital content streaming app) becoming popular in Indonesia, Tencent themselves saw a remarkable surge in demands for its online services in the country. The strong demand for its consumer services had further emphasized the requirement for Tencent to build its data centres in Indonesia. To meet the rising needs of consumers, the cloud tech giant (Tencent Cloud) additionally plans to launch the second data centre in the country and likely be operational by August. This will be the first time that Tencent Cloud will be launching two data centres in the same market, in the same year, Mr. Yeung noted.
Tencent Cloud launching two data centres in Indonesia should signify the fact that how aggressively the company is investing to mark its presence in Indonesia, one of the leading growth markets for the cloud in Southeast Asia, Mr. Yeung said.
Growth Potential for Domestic Enterprises as well as International Companies
Tencent Cloud International’s senior vice president, Poshu Yeung further revealed that Tencent would soon launch a second data centre in Thailand as well as in Japan in June.
Tencent Cloud’s SEA expansion pledge, additionally will not only support its own business and local enterprise clients but also open the door of possibilities for Chinese/ Domestic enterprises seeking to expand overseas alongside the international companies investing in the local markets (Vice-versa).
Mr. Yeung said oftentimes cloud providers worked collectively as enterprise clients proactively were seeking to adopt multi-cloud deployments as part of efforts to avoid being locked into just one cloud vendor.
“Hence, there are clear opportunities for everyone“, he said noting the fact that Tencent aimed to provide added value with SaaS products developed for verticals like media, retail, financial and fintech, and healthcare.
Mr.Yeung concluded that Tencent Cloud has a wide ecosystem that backs cloud infrastructures and services including the WeChat platform.
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