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What is Tencent Cloud?

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

As cloud computing gets more standardized in this internet era, we see more and more cloud platforms emerging over time. Today, I introduce you Tencent Cloud, one of the two Biggest Cloud Platforms in China.


Overview and history of Tencent

Tencent has a wide range of its own digital ecosystems including its representative apps such as WeChat and QQ mail, as well as games, videos, news, music, payment, cloud computing, and security. WeChat, in particular, is famous for having more than 1 billion daily active users.



Nov. 1998

Established the company Tencent.

Fab. 1999

Tencent QQ was born.

Aug. 2003

QQ Games was released.

Jun. 2004

Listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Dec. 2009

Annual sales surpassed $1.99 billion.

Jan. 2011

WeChat was released.

Jun. 2011

Open Platform Strategy was announced.

Aug. 2013

WeChat Pay went completely online.

Jan. 2014

WeChat Hongbao, a digital money transfer function was released.

Jul. 2017

Market capitalization surpasses $633.85 billion.

Jan. 2018

WeChat's Active Users Surpass 1 Billion.

Feb. 2020

Established a $120 million fund to support global pandemic preparedness.


Overview of Tencent Cloud

Tencent Cloud is the platform that supports Tencent's various services such as WeChat and other digital contents.

Tencent Cloud leverages its infrastructure technology to deliver high DAU services, software, and proprietary technologies to help enterprises transform digitally.

Furthermore, Tencent Cloud also provides a comprehensive set of more than 300 services and robust infrastructure services in 27 regions and 67 availability zones in addition to the core computing and storage products of Tencent Cloud.

Let's talk about three key features of Tencent Cloud.

1. Strong technology foundation

They invest in continuous open source collaboration for innovation in cloud computing technology development.

2. Extensive connectivity

With over 20 years of experience serving billions of users, they have powerful connections that connect users from numerous perspectives.

3. Open Ecosystem

They build a digital ecosystem of strong interconnected partners.


That was the brief overview of Tencent and Tencent Cloud.

Tencent Cloud can be used not only for infrastructure use but also for system development by using an SDK called aPaaS, a development tool for implementing large-scale live-streaming functions that can be used not only to the usual live room functions but to implement various mini-games and money throwing functions.

With their rapid growth of presence in the recent cloud platform field, there might be a chance to touch Tencent Cloud soon in the future if you have not yet.

This blog post is translated from a blog post written by Yuya Ohara on our Japanese website Beyond Co..

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