Tencent pronounces knowledge centre enlargement together with first European websites

Chinese language Web agency Tencent has introduced enlargement plans for its knowledge centres, opening 5 new amenities throughout three continents by the top of this yr.

The primary new knowledge centre in Silicon Valley formally opened its doorways earlier this week, with future websites being deliberate in Frankfurt, Moscow, Mumbai, and Seoul. The corporate added the amenities will probably be used to serve ‘on-line video games, on-line finance, video and different Web-associated industries’.

Tencent goals to take the general variety of its abroad knowledge centres to eight with this enlargement. The corporate already has websites in Hong Kong, Singapore and Toronto, in addition to working greater than a dozen knowledge centres in mainland China.

“We need to improve our abroad cloud functionality to satisfy the rising demand from corporations around the globe as they search for quick, dependable, safe and price-efficient providers through the international enlargement and migration to the cloud period,” stated Rita Zeng, vice chairman of Tencent Cloud in a press release. “I’m assured that we will meet their wants with our technical functionality, international community, in addition to expertise collected in serving the huge consumer-base in our residence market.”

The transfer is analogous in focus to Alibaba, one other Chinese language vendor with critical cloud aspirations. The eCommerce supplier introduced in November last year its plans to open new knowledge centres in Germany – additionally in Frankfurt – the Center East, Australia, and Japan by the top of the yr.  

Final month, Tencent gave another indication as to its focus by saying its cloud providers can be beefed up with GPU accelerators from NVIDIA, with a wider goal to offer clients machine studying and pure language processing capabilities by combining a standard CPU with a graphics processing unit. The overwhelming majority of main cloud gamers are NVIDIA clients, together with Amazon Net Providers (AWS), Microsoft, Google, and IBM.

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