Salesforce Posts Strong Q4 Results, Eyes Analytics Market to Drive Future Growth

APACThe geographical expansion paid off in fiscal 2015 as revenue growth was led by jointly by the Americas and Europe with 33% year on year acceleration in revenue in each region. Asia-Pacific followed with 21% year on year revenue growth in fiscal 2015. It should be noted that Europe achieved the same revenue acceleration as the Americas despite foreign exchange headwinds from a weakened Euro.

http://www.trefis.com/stock/crm/articles/282640/feb-25-salesforce-posts-strong-q4-results-eyes-analytics-market-to-drive-future-growth/2015-02-26

Santen Chooses NTT Communications’ Hybrid-cloud ICT Infrastructure for Global Growth

JapanNTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT), announced today that it has constructed an ICT backbone and information system that Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Santen) will use as core ICT infrastructure to support its goal of becoming one of the world’s top three providers of medicines for prescription ophthalmic solutions. The hybrid-cloud environment combines NTT Com’s branded services for cloud, data center and network, which are globally centralized for efficient system management and supported with a globalized multilingual help desk for Santen employees.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3304430

Acer unveils 2 cloud solutions in diversification effort

TaiwanTAIPEI–Taiwan’s Acer Inc. (宏碁) unveiled two new cloud application solutions Tuesday for enterprises and individual consumers in an effort to transform itself into a company that integrates hardware manufacturing with software and services. The first solution is the abPBX plus series — a global communications network for businesses based on Internet Protocol communication — which Acer says integrates traditional telephony systems and desk phones with smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to offer greater work efficiency and cost reductions.

Cloud adoption still low among Asian cities

APACCloud adoption in Asian cities remain low with governments harboring concerns about high upfront costs and associated risks such as data security and legal requirements. Only 22.2 percent have adopted cloud technology to a moderate or extensive degree, with half of Asian cities surveyed pointing to upfront costs as the main reason why they have not deployed cloud more widely. Another 34 percent cited the lack of a strong business case as a barrier, while 28 percent noted the risks of cloud computing, according to a joint study conducted by Microsoft Asia-Pacific and CityNet.

NextDC takes customers on ExpressRoute to Microsoft Azure

AustraliaDatacentre-as-a-Service provider, NextDC (ASX:NXT), has inked an agreement with Microsoft for direct connectivity to Azure via ExpressRoute from its Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth data centres. ExpressRoute will connect NextDC customers directly to Azure through a private, high speed, low latency fibre connection rather than a general internet-based connection.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/568804/nextdc-takes-customers-expressroute-microsoft-azure/

EMC: Region looks towards hybrid Cloud despite loss of IT spending control

APACTwo-thirds of organisations across Asia-Pacific are looking to hybrid Cloud for greater agility and security but the region’s IT teams are losing control of technology spending. According to findings of a global EMC study, across APJ, 58 per cent of organisations report that spend on technology is moving outside of IT’s control – far higher than in the rest of the world. Surveying 10,451 IT business decision-makers across 33 countries, the survey revealed the increasing adoption of cloud computing globally, with the majority of respondents citing hybrid cloud as their preferred option for greater agility and security.

http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/566114/emc-region-looks-towards-hybrid-cloud-despite-lost-it-spending-control/

Australian IaaS market grew 42% in 2014, A$439 million by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

AustraliaSYDNEY, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Australian Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market has evolved from an early adopter stage to an early growth stage. A broad range of industries and organisation sizes, from SMEs to large corporations; including industries that have been relatively slow adopters of cloud computing, such as Education, Mining, and Government and Financial Services, are now adopting cloud services, including IaaS.

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/02/03/australian-iaas-market-grew-42-2014-a439-million-2018-says-frost-sullivan#axzz3QgsTeGtK

AWS launches traditional Chinese-language website

ChinaTAIPEI, Taiwan — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) yesterday announced the launch of its traditional Chinese-language website to enable more local developers and businesses in Taiwan to easily learn and access the most up-to-date information in their local language, according to an AWS press release. Since AWS launched its Taipei location for Amazon CloudFront (as part of the AWS global network of 52 locations for content delivery), as well as establishing of an office in Taiwan early last year, there has been rapid adoption of AWS by Taiwanese organizations of all sizes to drive business agility and accelerate their time to market, the AWS stated.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2015/01/27/427533/AWS-launches.htm

Megaport Offers Interconnection Services to Google Cloud Platform as a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Technology Partner

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 19, 2015 (Antara/PRNewswire) — Megaport, a leading software-based communications provider, announced today that it has become a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Technology Partner to offer interconnection services to Google Cloud Platform. With GCI enabled, Megaport users and affiliates will be able to reach the Google Cloud Platform via Enterprise-grade connections to Google’s network edge, from wherever their data or their consumers reside.

http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/97418/megaport-offers-interconnection-services-to-google-cloud-platform-as-a-google-cloud-platform-authorized-technology-partner

India’s Internet governance model to balance public, private interests

NEW DELHI: India’s Internet governance model will be consistent with the role private firms play in widening Internet’s reach and the pre-eminent role of government in public welfare, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. In recent times, issues related to privacy, content regulation and barrier to access Internet or Internet based services have been in the spotlight.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/indias-internet-governance-model-to-balance-public-private-interests/articleshow/45913800.cms

Jelastic And FAST.hit Form Down-to-Earth Computing Cloud, from AU

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2015 -Jelastic, Inc., the first company that combined Unlimited PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and Container-Based IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) into one solution, has announced their partnership withFAST.hit, a leading hosting provider based in Perth, Western Australia. Frost and Sullivan recently reportedthat Australia’s demand for cloud services is elevated by the increased use of data intensive applications, which necessitates the use of back-end cloud applications needed to store and analyse this data.

http://www.hostreview.com/news/150115-jelastic-and-fasthit-form-down-to-earth-computing-cloud

China market: Cloud industry grows by CAGR of 40% during 2010-2014

The cloud industry in China grew at a CAGR of 40% during the period from 2010-2014, with its market size reaching CNY500 billion (US$80.52 billion) in 2014, according to sources at related supply chains in China. Sales of equipment for the basic infrastructure for the cloud industry, including servers, storage devices and networking parts and components, accounted for CNY250 billion or 50% of the market, said the sources.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150107PD201.html

Freee is crowned the king of cloud accounting in Japan. And it’s not even close

Skirmishes are breaking out in certain industries for Japanese startups. Everyone wants to be number one but getting the top spot is easier said than done. Competition is fierce, like the see-saw between Gunosy and Smartnews for the nation’s news app supremacy. Over in the world of accounting software for businesses, a new study shows that Freee is the leader, and may not be letting go of that title anytime soon.

https://www.techinasia.com/freee-cloud-accounting-service-market-leader/

Google launches Play Newsstand in Indonesia, tailors content to local market

Today, Google Play unveiled a banner ad on the Play Store announcing its Newsstand now includes Indonesian content. Google has had a hand in the news aggregating game for quite a while now, making improvements with each iteration. In America it started with the simple news and weather app, then moved on to develop Google Currents, which was then replaced with Google Play Newsstand, an app that allows users to subscribe to both free and paid news sources and magazines, in a similar fashion to Apple’s Newsstand.

https://www.techinasia.com/google-launches-play-newsstand-indonesia-tailors-content-local-market/

China market: VMware tying up with China Telecom to offer hybrid cloud services

VMware has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Telecom and will begin to provide VMware hybrid cloud services through China Telecom’s networks starting January 2015, according to company vice president and president of Greater China, David Sung. Demand for hybrid cloud services will begin to take off in China with related sales to see explosive growth in 2015, Sung said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141127PD220.html

India far behind in data protection: Acronis International

SINGAPORE: India is far behind than other emerging Asian economies in protecting its data despite having a huge IT industry, said senior official of Singapore-based new generation data protection firm, which is expanding its operations in the country.  “India is absolutely in our global plans to investigate (study) and invest,” said Jan-Jaap Jager, the vice president and general manager of emerging markets at Acronis International Pvt Ltd.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/india-far-behind-in-data-protection-acronis-international/articleshow/45247572.cms

Virtustream Named a Leader in Hosted Private Cloud Report by Independent Research Firm

Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, today announced that The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014, has recognized Virtustream as a Leader in its evaluation of the market. The report details Forrester Research Inc.’s findings on how well each of 16 vendors fulfills enterprise customer requirements to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros select the right partner for their hosted private cloud solution.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3233168

International Law Specialist to Deploy NTT Enterprise Cloud to Enable Global Law Content Delivery

NTT Communications, (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications provider within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), has announced a new global agreement with international law firm King & Wood Mallesons. The deal will see King & Wood Mallesons deploy NTT Com’s innovative, seamless and self-manageable cloud solution, Enterprise Cloud, throughout the company’s newly-expanded worldwide network for website hosting and providing a law content portal on a global scale.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3231708

BT invests in new services across Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa

BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services, today announced new cloud services aimed at supporting the expansion plans of its customers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA), and helping them orchestrate the most recent technology to deliver great business outcomes. Backed by its global network infrastructure and leveraging its position as a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration services, BT launches the following new cloud services in the AMEA region:

http://www.itweb.co.za/office/BTGroup/PressRelease.php?StoryID=254365

Tata Communications drives hybrid cloud adoption

Tata Communications has announced the launch of a global network platform for enhanced hybrid cloud enablement. The new network platform, IZO, is designed to help businesses overcome the challenges associated with realising the potential of the cloud. Businesses can now leverage IZO to offer access to a full ecosystem of network, cloud and data centre connectivity to users.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/cloud-computing/tata-communications-drives-hybrid-cloud-adoption/