QCT is a leading light in the Open Compute low-cost server movement, and specializes in the design and manufacture of hardware for web-scale data center operators and cloud companies such as Facebook. It is a subsidiary of the Taiwan-based manufacturer Quanta Computer, which makes IT equipment for some of the largest computer brands.
The new offices will help the company to better respond to demand from China and Japan, according to QCT general manager Mike Yang. “Our new offices in Japan and China will help us respond to the increasing demand for our products as we bring disruptive changes to the data center ecosystem in these two markets,” said Yang in a statement.
Scale out salesThat QCT has opened an office in China is no surprise, given that China is the leader in data center growth in the Asia Pacific. Indeed, major players such as Amazon, Microsoft, KDDI, Pacnet and others are planning, or have already launched data centers in the vast country.
QCT has also made efforts to sell its server hardware to smaller cloud data center operators with more modest needs, and the new offices are likely to serve such customers in the two countries.
It is worth noting that Quanta is involved with the Open Compute Project (OCP), an open source movement for data center hardware, which was started by Facebook as it sought to overtake web-scale pioneers such as Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS).