(Yicai Global) March. 28 – The fast-growing cloud unit of Tencent Holdings Ltd., one of China's biggest tech firm, has expanded its presence in the US with the opening of two new two data centers serving the west and east coast markets.
Beijing-based Tencent Cloud Computing Co.'s new centers in Silicon Valley, California, and in the eastern state of Virginia, will provide corporate users with a package of cloud services including computation, storage, databases, information security, Big Data and artificial intelligence, news site TechWeb reported.
Users of Tencent Cloud in the US span multiple sectors including video streaming, online gaming, mobile payments and shared bikes. The company's key platforms include Cheetah Mobile Inc.'s streaming platform Live.me and the vastly popular video game Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, through a partnership with Korean developer Bluehole Studio Inc.
Tencent Cloud operates in 41 zones in 22 countries and regions globally, providing wide business coverage and online facilities for domestic and foreign companies looking to go global. Tencent opened its second data center in Hong Kong on March 26, thereby establishing two cloud availability zones for financial institutions and enterprises in the special administrative region.