Asia Pacific cloud analytics market is estimated to reach $4,473.9 million by 2019 published by leading research firm

APACThe APAC cloud analytics market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from $1,191.4 million in 2014 to $4,473.9 million in 2019, at a CAGR of 30.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia Pacific Cloud Analytics Market includeSAS Inc., SAP Software, and Oracle Services. Browse through the TOC of the APAC cloud analytics market report to get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentations in the market, and is supported by various tables and figures.

http://www.whatech.com/market-research-reports/press-release/it/62514-asia-pacific-cloud-analytics-market-is-estimated-to-reach-4-473-9-million-by-2019-published-by-leading-research-firm

Acer to set up China subsidiary to promote BYOC

TaiwanAcer has obtained approval from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs to invest US$5 million to set up a subsidiary specifically for promoting its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business in the China market, according to the company. The subsidiary will invest US$4 million to establish a BYOC experiencing center in Chongqing, China. The facility will be the company’s third BYOC center worldwide following ones in Taiwan and the US.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150522PD207.html

China Unicom sets up cloud-based data centers

China.gifChina Unicom, one of China’s three leading telecom service providers, has followed in the footsteps of its rival China Telecom to intensify its efforts in setting up cloud technology-based data centers, according to Caixin.com. According to the online wire service, China Unicom announced in a conference held May 19 that it is planning to set up a total of 10 cloud-based data centers in 10 cities–Xi’an, Langfang, Harbin, Hohhot, Zhengzhou, Wuxi, Dongguan, Guian, Chongqing and Hong Kong.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150520000156

Alibaba, Amazon, Microsoft main players in cloud market: columnist

ChinaAmazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are set to become the three leaders in the global cloud computing market, according to Chinese columnist Liu Kuang. Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud division recently set up operations in Silicon Valley in California and in Dubai, while rival cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, are expanding in China, Liu said. Aliyun, which controls nearly 25% of the cloud computing market in China, is the market leader in China and the main obstacle to the expansion of Amazon and Microsoft there, Liu said.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150519000037

Aliyun making inroads into Middle East, North Africa

ChinaThe business ambitions of Aliyun, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s cloud-computing unit, is far greater than its current presence in the Alibaba Group. Aliyun is expected to control over 12 data centers around the world by the end of 2015, half of which will be situated in places outside China, according to a report on the Chinese online news service Caixin.com. Aliyun signed an agreement with Dubai-based Meraas Holding May 12 that the two will set up a joint venture to offer big data and cloud computing services to governments and private enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150513000164

Alibaba’s cloud computing unit to establish base in Dubai

ChinaDUBAI: The cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding said it would establish a base in Dubai to seek business from companies and governments in the Middle East and North Africa. The deal may bolster Dubai’s efforts to develop as a technology centre for the region, in addition to marking an expansion of Alibaba’s cloud computing effort.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/alibaba-s-cloud-computing/1842672.html

Microsoft joins European, Asian subsea cable projects

APACMicrosoft has provided funding for three new trans-oceanic cable projects in an effort to bolster its cloud infrastructure for Azure and other services with data transfer capacity increases and route optimisations for lower connection latencies. In Asia, Microsoft has joined a consortium of Taiwanese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese telcos in building the New Cross Pacific cable, which when ready will span over 13,000 kilometres across the northern Pacific Ocean.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/403816,microsoft-joins-european-asian-subsea-cable-projects.aspx

Microsoft Is Investing In More Undersea Cables For Azure, Except In Australia

APACCloud computing relies on high-speed connections, and when you’re moving large chunks of data around the higher the speed the better. So it’s no surprise that Microsoft has been investing in undersea cabling to connect its Auzre data centres around the world. Microsoft’s investments include cable links from North America to Ireland and the UK, and from the United States to Asia via the New Cross Pacific (NCP) cable. NCP will connect a site in Oregon to Chongming, Nanhui and Lingang on the China mainland, as well as South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/05/microsoft-is-investing-in-more-undersea-cables-for-azure-except-in-australia/

China’s Kingsoft sees strong growth in cloud computing from Xiaomi link

ChinaChinese software company Kingsoft expects sustained growth in its cloud computing and storage businesses as it begins to serve Xiaomi’s rapidly growing overseas users this year, its chief executive said. The Zhuhai-based, Hong Kong-listed firm also hopes to diversify beyond Xiaomi, which made up most of Kingsoft’s revenue last year, as it gains new customers in the rapidly growing Chinese market for cloud services.

http://www.scmp.com/tech/enterprises/article/1788582/chinas-kingsoft-sees-strong-growth-cloud-computing-xiaomi-link

Quanta pushing into private cloud solutions for revenue growth

TaiwanWhite-box server vendor Quanta Computer has recently started accelerating its private cloud computing solution development, looking to expand its sales in 2016 and the move is expected to directly affect Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell. Currently, direct supply to Internet service players already account for over 80% of Quanta’s server shipments.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150504PD212.html

Interoute Sets Up in Singapore

SingaporeLONDON — Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, today announced that it has extended the global reach of its network to Singapore. The new Point of Presence (PoP) will support Interoute’s enterprise customers with an additional location in the Asia-Pacific region. Interoute’s network connects Europe, USA, the Middle East and Africa, extending to Hong Kong and now Singapore in the East.

http://www.lightreading.com/services/cloud-services/interoute-sets-up-in-singapore/d/d-id/715352

Linode Opens New Data Center in Singapore

SingaporeLinode, a leading provider of cloud-hosting services, today announced the expansion of its Asia-Pacific presence with a new data center in Singapore. This new location, created to meet the growing demands of the region’s rapidly growing technology and information sector, marks Linode’s second in the region and seventh overall. “We’ve been making simple cloud infrastructure available since 2003,” COO Thomas Asaro explained. .”

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/04/27/linode-opens-new-data-center-singapore#axzz3YYEA3PQU

US giant CenturyLink aims to take down Telstra in cloud computing

AustraliaOne of the United States’ biggest telecommunications companies, CenturyLink, has attacked Telstra on its home soil by launching its popular cloud computing services in Australia. CenturyLink has a market capitalisation of $US20.51 billion ($26.18 billion) and is the third-largest telco in the United States. It is also one of the world’s leading providers of cloud computing and managed services, according to technology analysis firm Gartner.

http://www.afr.com/technology/us-giant-centurylink-aims-to-take-down-telstra-in-cloud-computing-20150427-1mrpuo

Oracle Data Center to Launch in Japan for Local Cloud Users

JapanOracle will open a new data center in Japan this year, the company’s executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said while speaking at Oracle CloudWorld Tokyo earlier this month. It will be the 22nd Oracle data center worldwide. The data center will serve Oracle’s cloud-based applications, Platform-as-a-Service, and Infrastructure-as-a-service to the Japanese market. As cloud meets enterprise IT, the need for local data centers serving these enterprises is growing. Enterprises like the idea of the hosted model, but often can’t deal with the uncertainty of generic cloud regions outside of a country’s borders or not knowing where data resides.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/13/oracle-data-center-to-launch-in-japan-for-local-cloud-users/

VMware Data Center for Cloud Lights Up in Melbourne

AustraliaVMware has opened a vCloud Air data center in aTelstra facility in Melbourne. There are now just under ten VMware data centers in support of its public cloud infrastructure, aimed squarely at the enterprise IT shop. vCloud Air is pitched to those with vSphere environments in their facilities wanting to hook into public cloud. The VMware data center will serve several surrounding cities as well as New Zealand. Serving directly from within Australia reduces latency for those customers and addresses data sovereignty concerns.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/09/vmware-data-center-for-cloud-lights-up-in-melbourne/

Huawei eyes US enterprise market despite political challenges

ChinaPast political trouble in the U.S. isn’t stopping Huawei Technologies from selling its enterprise services in the country. The Chinese company, which was labeled a U.S. national security threat in 2012, has been effectively blocked from selling telecommunication gear to U.S. carriers. Government officials there are concerned about Huawei’s alleged ties with the Chinese government, even as the company has repeatedly denied the claims. Huawei, however, hopes it can still attract U.S. customers to its enterprise products, which include servers, storage and IT services.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/huawei-eyes-us-enterprise-market-despite-political-challenges/

21Vianet to Operate Azure Cloud in China into 2018

China.gifMicrosoft and 21Vianet, a provider of carrier neutral data center services in China, have extended their cloud partnership. 21Vianet will continue to offer Microsoft’s cloud in China, including Azure and Office 365 in China for an additional 4 years under the new agreement. 21Vianet acts as an operation entity for Azure, hosting Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure services and Office 365 in its data centers and handling customer relationships. A renewal agreement extends this setup to 2018 and suggests the partnership is bearing fruit for both companies.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/02/21vianet-will-operate-azure-cloud-in-china-into-2018/

Huawei Will Soon Launch Public Cloud Services In China

ChinaAt Huawei’s Global Analyst Summit, the company’s rotating CEO and deputy chairman Xu Zhijun said Huawei will launch public cloud services in China in July 2015. This launch will put Huawei in direct cloud service competition with Alibaba’s Aliyun service. Microsoft and Amazon already launched their public cloud services in China, but those services will ultimately not be able to compete on a large scale because of their foreign investment structures.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/04/23/21621-huawei-will-soon-launch-public-cloud-services-in-china

Qantas.com begins transition to AWS

AustraliaQantas has begun the process of transitioning its entire website to the Amazon Web Services cloud, CTO Chris Taylor revealed this morning at Sydney’s AWS Summit. The airline began exploring cloud computing as a platform for Qantas.com – which takes up to a million bookings every day – more than a year ago. Taylor said the shift has now begun in earnest after he became “absolutely confident” that it would not fail once it was deployed.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/402996,qantascom-begins-transition-to-aws.aspx

Cloud giant eyes public and private sectors, from Korea

KoreaAmazon Web Service (AWS), the world’s leading cloud service provider, showed confidence that Korea’s conservative public organizations and financial institutions will adopt its cloud service. “It is quite possible that the nation’s public organizations and financial institutions will introduce AWS cloud services once we can handle their issues related to regulations and compliances,” AWS Korea’s managing director Doug Yeum said during a press conference in Seoul, Monday.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/04/133_177414.html