Tencent Cloud and Serverless, Inc. join forces to create a next generation, serverless cloud


Beijing, China — November 6, 2019 — Tencent Cloud Computing (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and Serverless, Inc. today announced a partnership that brings together the resources and expertise of Tencent, one of the largest internet companies in the world, and the serverless experience and open-source savvy of the team behind the widely adopted and popular, with over 32,000 Github stars, Serverless Framework project.


Tencent Cloud and Serverless, Inc. partnership

“Software is eating the world. Unfortunately, most businesses still can't deliver software successfully, much less do so at the pace needed to stay competitive. For those who wish to keep up, let alone lead, software delivery and operation must be radically simplified. The next generation, serverless cloud we are building with Serverless, Inc. will bring this kind of radical simplification,” said Yunong Xiao, General Manager, Serverless, PaaS, and Devops, Tencent Cloud.


Yunong Xiao, General Manager, Serverless, PaaS, and Devops, Tencent Cloud spoke at the Tencent Cloud Techo Developer Conference 2019

Serverless architectures are built on next-generation public cloud services, like Tencent Serverless Cloud Functions, that auto-scale and charge only when used. When scale, capacity planning & cost management are automated, the result is software that's easier to build, maintain, and often up to 99% cheaper.

Serverless architectures also require a shift in how organizations think and work. “Our goal at Serverless Inc., working together with partners like Tencent Cloud, is to give developers, teams and organizations all of the tools they need to build and operate serverless applications, in one simple, powerful & elegant experience,” said Austen Collins, CEO and Founder of Serverless, Inc.


Austen Collins, CEO and Founder of Serverless, Inc. commented on the partnership

As a first step in their collaboration, Severless, Inc and Tencent Cloud announced today the availability of three open-source, Serverless Framework projects that make it easy to deploy three of the most common serverless uses cases onto the Tencent Cloud: REST APIs, static websites, and Express.js apps. As the partnership progresses, both Serveless, Inc. and Tencet will invest resources in the joint development of support for additional serverless use cases, as well as tight integration between Serverless Framework Pro and Tencent Cloud, to enable full lifecycle management of serverless applications on Tencent Cloud. 

About Tencent Cloud

Tencent Cloud is one of the leading cloud service providers in China. Owned by Tencent (SEHK: 700), Tencent Cloud is focused on developing cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for accelerating enterprise digital transformation and for building intelligent industries. 

Leveraging Tencent's 20 years of experience in cutting-edge Internet technologies and services and its robust global data center infrastructure, Tencent Cloud provides industry-leading cloud services covering IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, and is a one-stop service provider for enterprises seeking to adopt public cloud, hybrid cloud and private cloud. Combing advanced AI capabilities, big-data analytics, security and location based services (LBS), Tencent Cloud provides customized solutions for online games, finance, retail, e-commerce, healthcare, transportation and other industries, with its vision to connect businesses to a smart future.

About Serverless, Inc.

Serverless Inc. are the creators of the Serverless Framework. Responsible for the deployment of millions of serverless applications every month, across all major cloud providers, the Serverless Framework makes the development, testing, deployment, monitoring and security of serverless applications simple.