(Yicai Global) Sept. 26 -- Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s [HK:0700] Tencent Cloud has put its Seoul data center online. It is the third such facility the service opened abroad this year, following those in Silicon Valley in the US and Frankfurt in Germany.
Tencent Cloud plans to establish data centers in Bombay, India; Moscow, Russia; Bangkok, Thailand; Tokyo, Japan and Washington, DC in the States, TechWeb reported. It also intends to add second centers in both Hong Kong and Silicon Valley to facilitate its customers' global business.
Setting up self-owned data centers overseas helps the group extend its cloud service product lines to foreign markets, and ensures that users can internationalize their business activities, said Xu Yongzhou, the senior director of Tencent Cloud's operational security center.
Tencent's overseas data centers mainly serve Chinese enterprises that are expanding internationally, foreign firms developing in China and overseas companies building their global businesses. These centers offer globalized business solutions for video livestreaming, game servers, artificial intelligence, and network and security services.
Tencent Cloud employs the most demanding criteria in the industry for infrastructure in its data centers to ensure their reliability, stability, security and efficiency.
Tencent Cloud has been serving the overseas businesses of many leading game companies like Youzu Interactive Co. [SHE:002174] as well as famous video livestream platforms like Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co.'s Kuaishou.com. Sea Ltd., Aiming Inc. [TYO:3911], Supercell Oy and Workpoint Entertainment PCL [SET:WORK] use Tencent Cloud's computing services.