<Editor's Pick>Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud’s battle for the lead

Aug 05, 2020 Tencent Alibaba Group

This year, the pace of Tencent Cloud's business expansion and deployment has accelerated significantly due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the "New Infrastructure" initiative, and the "Digital Empowerment" initiative. First, in early July, a data center that can accommodate millions of units in Qingyuan was officially opened for service, then, Tencent Politics announced a new strategic upgrade.

In addition, Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud’s battle for the lead has become more intense.

Also in early July, Reuters reported that Tencent Cloud was becoming more aggressive in its strategy to compete with Alibaba Cloud. For example, during the prevention and control period of the epidemic in February this year, in order to address the surge in demand for enterprise e-meetings at Tencent meetings, Tencent Cloud added 100,000 servers in eight days. Tencent Cloud is hiring more than 3,000 employees this year. Tencent will invest RMB 500 billion in new infrastructure over the next five years, while Alibaba Cloud will invest RMB 200 billion over the next three years.

According to Reuters, a Tencent Cloud salesman said "the competition between Tencent Cloud and Alibaba Cloud is fierce and the sales team is fighting for every order. An Alibaba Cloud employee in charge of the industrial sector, Zhang Liang, also confirmed to Geek Park that "the competition with Tencent Cloud was really fierce in the first half of the year.