KUNMING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- China's Internet giant Tencent said Tuesday that the total number of its servers had exceeded 1 million, the first Chinese company to do so.
Qiu Yuepeng, vice president of Tencent, made the announcement at the Tencent Global Digital Ecosystem Summit held in Kunming, capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province.
According to Qiu, Tencent is now one of the world's top five companies with more than 1 million servers. Tencent has also recently become China's first company with peak bandwidth reaching 100 trillion bytes.
Qiu, also president of Tencent Cloud, said running infrastructure of a large scale was the first challenge faced by cloud service providers like Tencent before they could offer high-speed, stable and secure services.
Tencent is a heavyweight in China's cloud computing sector. Tencent Cloud has 3,147 patent applications and 1,105 patent grants on cloud computing, both ranking top in China, according to Qiu.