Publishing Date: Nov 25, 2021

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PRESS RELEASE: Tencent Cloud has announced the launch of its first Internet Data Centre (IDC) in São Paulo, Brazil. The addition of the new data centre to Tencent Cloud’s globe-spanning network across 27 regions and 68 availability zones marks its official entry to the Latin American market and highlights the company’s commitment to worldwide digitalisation.

The opening of Tencent Cloud’s first Internet Data Centre in Brazil aims to meet the growing digitalisation demand in the country and across Latin America. Additionally, Tencent Cloud’s entry into Brazil will support the growth of Brazilian and other Latin America-based businesses into the Chinese and APAC markets through seamless data integration with their mainstay operations in Brazil and other markets in Latin America. The total spending on public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is expected to reach US$3 billion in 2021 in Brazil alone, according to IDC, an increase of 46.5% year-over-year.

The launch of Tencent Cloud’s first IDC in Brazil provides access to a diverse set of customisable solutions across multiple industries. In particular, media, gaming, social media and fintech companies such as the game company Level Up!, which uses Tencent Cloud to leverage its industry leading technology ensuring consistent and reliable consumer and B2B experiences. Examples of Tencent Cloud’s high-quality services include cloud media, live video broadcasting, website creation and various gaming and online education solutions.

Poshu Yeung, Senior Vice President, Tencent Cloud International, said, “Brazil is a dynamic and exciting market with an increasing number of digital high-growth companies looking to ensure consistent and reliable digital experiences for their clients and consumers both in Latin America and around the world. We are very excited about this announcement and our future plans for the market.”

Glaucio Marques, CEO, Level Up!, said, “As a partner of Tencent Cloud, Level Up! looks forward to welcoming Tencent Cloud’s entry into the Latin American market. This new infrastructure in place allows us and other institutions across a wide of range of business sectors to capitalise on Tencent Cloud’s years of experience in providing stable and robust networking solutions. We are excited to leverage the strong infrastructure solutions to optimise gamers’ experience and provide better services for our customers.”

Demonstrating its consistently high reliability and security standards with Tencent Cloud's Brazilian partners, the data centre facility in Sãu Paulo has acquired Uptime Tier-III design and infrastructure certification, with PCI DSS, ISO27001, among other credentials. It also features a high standard of redundant network optical fibre connections to many network exchange hubs in São Paulo.

Brazil is a critical market for Tencent Cloud and plays a key role in the company’s mission of providing secure, reliable and high-performance public cloud services for customers in the region.


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