Data Center Taps A Growing Market
Chinese technology companies are accelerating the deployment of Internet data centers on a global scale to tap the growing overseas business needs of international companies and Chinese companies.
In the latest example, Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Tencent Holdings. Launch four new Internet data centers to provide its services in 27 regions and 66 availability zones around the world.
The addition of IDCs in Bangkok, Frankfurt, and Tokyo marks a second availability zone. A separate location for the origin and operation of public cloud services within the data center area in each of these locations. Hong Kong the third such area in the city. All of which are designed to meet the growing business needs of the world.
Yang Baoshu, senior vice president of Tencent Cloud International. The simultaneous launch of new IDCs in Bangkok, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo. A major development in our strategy to quickly and effectively expand our international portfolio. In the press release. “We also plan to increase our global IDC by more than 30% by the end of this year.”
A study by Frost and Sullivan found that as of 2020. 52% of organizations worldwide are using cloud services. Another 34% expect to add cloud infrastructure in the next two years.
Consulting firm Gartner also stated that it expected that global end-user spending on public cloud services will increase by 23.1% in 2021, to reach 332 billion U.S. dollars, higher than 2020’s 270 billion U.S. dollars.
At the end of 2020, Tencent Cloud opened a second zone in Korea, followed by the first IDC in Indonesia, and in April 2021. It opened a third zone in Singapore. The company stated that it will launch its second Indonesian IDC. Which will be in Bahrain by the end of the year.
Similarly, e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is also sparing no effort in IDC construction. Its cloud department currently operates 74 availability zones in 24 regions around the world. However, helping companies to promote digital transformation and business efficiency.
For example, Malaysia’s largest local e-commerce platform. PrestoMall, adopted Alibaba Cloud’s PolarDB, a cloud-native relational database to support its next phase of growth while maintaining cost efficiency. After data migration, the cost was reduced by more than 40%. the company.
In China, due to the increasing importance of data in business, companies are busy establishing closer ties in data operations.
For example, Lenovo NetApp, a data management solution provider, has established a strategic partnership with Global Data Services to cooperate in data center operation services and storage products and solutions.
The two parties promised to jointly create a new generation of data management services based on multi-cloud interconnection, and a one-stop service that meets the complete end-to-end needs of enterprise-level users. Eric Lu, CEO of Lenovo Net-App, said: “The digital economy is the driving force of China’s development outlined in the “14th Five-Year Plan”. Our cooperation will provide data power for the transformation, upgrading, innovation and development of Chinese enterprises. However, help Chinese enterprises Better march towards a new journey of digital economy.