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Tencent Joins OCP As Platinum Member

Thursday, February 01, 2018 · Posted by at 14:23 PM

Tencent has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) community as a Platinum member, to actively embrace the global open-source ecosystem. Tencent intends to share its infrastructure design and technologies, promote cross-enterprise development and further adoption of cutting-edge technologies.

OCP is a 501(c)(6) foundation initiated in 2011, by Facebook—along with Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim—with a mission to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond. Since then, OCP has been consistently innovating around open source contributions, including the areas of networking, servers, storage and Open Rack. Currently, over 170 Internet, software and hardware industry leaders, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Intel, AMD, and Cumulus Networks, actively participate in the community.

Tencent is one of the leading Internet value-added service providers in China, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life through Internet services, to address the diverse needs of different regions and consumers, and to build a healthy win-win ecosystem with open collaborations. As the output platform of Tencent Infrastructure and Technologies, Tencent Cloud provides scalable cloud services for enterprises and individuals with different tiers, including cloud servers, cloud databases, cloud storage and CDN, and up-to-date solutions over games, video, mobile applications and other vertical industries.

Over the years, Tencent has been actively participating in the global open source ecosystem. In the field of cloud computing, Tencent Cloud is a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation. In the development of containers and other cloud components, Tencent Cloud is a Gold level member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Recognized for its valuable contribution in the Linux field, Tencent Cloud was invited by CNCF Foundation to join the Linux Foundation.

Within the OCP community, Tencent intends to adopt specifications and designs based on open projects from the community, and collaborate closely with community members to deliver innovative contributions in the future. This commitment to excellence allows Tencent Cloud to provide cloud computing services with optimized cost and performance to global users.

Hongtao Bie, Vice President of Tencent Technologies, said: “As early as 2011 Tencent engaged with OCP over the standard definition of rack level design. Tencent always maintains an open mind, willing to grow with the industry. This year Tencent officially returns to the OCP community, hoping to continue to share Tencent’s technologies and operations experience over datacenter, networking, server and other fields. Also expect further joint efforts with industry leaders to drive more innovative hardware design and openness of the global server ecosystem.”

Huixing Wang, Vice President of Tencent Cloud, said: "Joining the OCP community is very important to Tencent Cloud. We are very pleased to share our innovations at the infrastructure level with our community members to promote the development of cloud computing. We also hope that by adopting the OCP community's excellent open source hardware and software designs, we will help provide a quality, consistent experience for cloud computing users around the world. "

"Today we are thrilled to announce that Tencent joins the OCP community. As one of leading global hyperscale companies, their participation will promote the development of open concepts initiated by OCP. The Tencent Cloud team embraces open technologies and we look forward to their contributions to the continued success of OCP. This is an exciting event for the whole community" stated Mark Roenigk, Chairman of the OCP Board.