Chinese tech giant Tencent announced that it is joining the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold Member.
Tencent, one of the largest tech companies in Asia, has used OpenStack as the foundation of its TStack private cloud platform since 2013. The company developed TStack to provide services for internal IT and testing environments for the company’s popular services such as QQ, WeChat and Game. TStack has been running in production for four years with availability over 99.99 percent and today serves more than 100 million users.
Openstack Foundation claims that use of Openstack cuts server costs by 30 percent and O&M costs by 55 percent, saving Tencent more than RMB100 million each year.
The OpenStack Foundation Board evaluates new potential members based on their strategic commitment to OpenStack and contributions to the community, as well as diversity of company size, location and industry.
Openstack Foundation membership is limited to eight Platinum Members and 24 Gold Members. Platinum Members are AT&T, Ericsson, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Rackspace, Red Hat and SUSE.. Tencent joins 23 other Gold Members, including China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cisco, Dell EMC, Deutsche Telekom, NEC, NetApp, and ZTE.