The Chinese Internet giant Tencent opened its first data center in Indonesia and plans to open a second data center in the Southeast Asian market as well as Thailand and South Korea within this year, to expand its cloud coverage in the region.
The data center is located in the central business district of Jakarta. It has two utility power lines, 2N redundant transformers, and an N+1 redundant diesel generator. Its maximum load capacity can support 72 hours.
Tencent’s cloud coverage currently covers 27 regions and 61 availability zones, most of which are located in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and include markets such as Singapore, Tokyo, Mumbai, Seoul, Moscow, Toronto, and Frankfurt.
In China alone, the cloud computing business operates more than 40 data centers. Ten years ago, the cloud computing business made its debut in China. This technology supplier started the international business in various regions about three years ago and currently operates 19 to 20 data centers outside of its domestic market.
It added a second data center in South Korea at the beginning of this year, and last month announced plans to launch its first such data center in Bahrain before the end of the year to support the Middle East and North Africa.
Poshu Yeung, senior vice president of Tencent Cloud International said that the latest site in Jakarta will better facilitate customers in the region to access data and applications, and support Indonesian organizations in their digital transformation. He added that online demand in various verticals including financial services, e-commerce, gaming, education, media, and entertainment is strong.
Yeung said that Tencent itself has achieved significant growth in its online services in Indonesia, and its JOOX music streaming application ranks second in the country. It also launched WeTV last year and plans to create more local products this year, and will soon launch more games in the local market.
He said that the strong demand for its consumer services further highlights the need for Tencent to build its own data center in Indonesia, adding that a second data center may be put into operation in Indonesia in August. He pointed out that this marked the company’s first launch of two sites in the same market in the same year.
This should also show how Tencent is “radical and investing” to strengthen its business in Indonesia. He said that Indonesia is one of the main growth markets for cloud computing in Southeast Asia.
He added that this demand is also evident in other markets in the region and the Asia-Pacific region. Last year, there was a significant increase in demand in the Asia-Pacific region.
This was even though last November, the seller spread rumors of a “lingering impact” of the worldwide pandemic on its cloud revenue in its third quarter.
Tencent then reported some IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) contracts as “non-recurring adjustments” to delay project preparation and new customer signups, that the light-emitting diode is in its cloud and separate -Revenue for lower growth in a separate business.
Asked broadly, Yeung’s aforementioned 2020 was a difficult year for many businesses, although the cloud market was one of the few to test strong growth – fueled by accelerated digital transformation initiatives – and not just international players. However, the combination of Tencent. The seller’s international cloud business had seen a three-digit growth last year, he said, adding that the boom was expected to continue this year.
In addition to supporting its own business and parent enterprise customers, the creation of its information center across the region will increase the potential for growth from Chinese enterprises trying to expand overseas markets as foreign firms.
He said that cloud suppliers have generally worked together, as enterprise customers were trying to adopt multi-cloud deployments as part of efforts to avoid being secured in more than one cloud vendor.
“So there were clear opportunities for everyone,” he said, adding that Tencent aimed to supply side-worth with SaaS products, such as money and fintech, media, retail, and attention.
He said the vendor had big plans for cloud infrastructure and services as well as its WeChat platform.