This Thursday (25), the cloud computing division of Chinese giant Tencent, Tencent Cloud, officially announced its entry into Brazilian territory with the launch of its first Internet Data Center (IDC) in São Paulo. Currently, Tencent Cloud’s global network is present in 27 regions and has 68 Availability Zones.
The inauguration of the company’s new IDC in Brazil will play a key role in the digitization trend and in the digital transformation process in the country and throughout Latin America, contributing to the growth of organizations based in South America in the Chinese market and in the Asia region -Pacific, through the seamless integration of data with its main operations in Latin American environments.
From the new foundation, Tencent Cloud will provide flexible computing, storage, big data, artificial intelligence, security and other cloud services to its Latin American partners, in addition to importing customized solutions for the culture, games and audiovisual industries. .
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The new DC adopts Uptime-Tier 3, with PCI DSS and ISO 27001 certifications and other credentials, demonstrating the structure’s high standards of reliability and security, as well as featuring a high standard of redundant fiber optic network connections for many hubs of network exchange in São Paulo.
According to market consultancy IDC, Brazil’s total investment in infrastructure as a service in public cloud (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) is expected to reach US$ 3 billion (BRL 16.6 billion) in 2021, representing an increase of 46.5% over the previous year.
Level Up!, a well-known game company with hits like Ragnarok and Grand Chase, founded in the Philippines in 2002, which arrived in Brazil in 2004, will be one of Tencent Cloud’s business partners in Brazil. “This new infrastructure allows us and other institutions in a wide range of business sectors to capitalize on Tencent Cloud’s years of experience in providing stable and resilient network solutions,” said Glaucio Marques, CEO of Level Up!
Importance of new data centers in Brazil with the arrival of 5G
On November 4th and 5th, Anatel held the auction for the operation of the 5G network bands in Brazil. There were 47 proposals that, together, surpass the amount of R$ 47 billion. Of this amount, nearly R$ 40 billion will be earmarked for investments aimed at expanding the connectivity infrastructure in Brazil.
The telecommunications company defined that the 5g should start operating in 26 capitals and in the Federal District by July 31, 2022. The technology should be extended to other locations with more than 500 thousand inhabitants, by July 2025.
One of the differentials brought by 5G is the connection speed provided by the network, which can reach up to 10 Gbps, compared to the average speed of 33 Mbps in current 4G networks, allowing innovation in all sectors of the economy, including artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoT), and the development of autonomous applications in the fields of telemedicine and robotization.
With the increase in the data load generated by the evolution of the digital economy, the demand for storage and availability of information must also increase proportionally, requiring an expansion of the country’s data center networks. According to the IHS, an estimated 75 billion new devices will connect to the Internet by 2025 and factors such as consistency, availability and data security will have an impact as big as the speed of traffic.
To ensure that the digital economy has agile and efficient operations, investment in storage and connectivity will be essential to keep the country politically and economically competitive in the next decade.