China Tech News — Huawei is ready to battle Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud service as Huawei plans to hold a launch event at the end of July 2015 to officially release its own public cloud computing services. Huawei’s rotating CEO and vice chairman Xu Zhijun disclosed in April that the company would soon launch its public cloud services to formally enter the Chinese information service industry, and now local Chinese media are confirming that the commencement will happen within two weeks.
MIS Asia — Private Cloud solutions provider, Cloud Plus, has experienced 122 percent revenue growth during 2015 financial year. Founded in 2010, Cloud Plus provides enterprise-grade private cloud solutions in conjunction with partners such as systems integrators, managed service providers, carriers and carriage service providers. During the past 12 months, its partnerships have grown more than 50 percent to 62 across Australia with companies such as Thomas Duryea Consulting, Kiandra IT, Systima, Surety IT and Rivercity Solutions.
RTN Asia — Open source software has become a critical driver for innovation at leading companies and public-sector organizations around the world, according to a new research report produced by Oxford Economics in partnership with Wipro Limited. The report, The Open Source Era, also shows that open source software is essential to the use of other cutting-edge technologies and that open source methodologies have spread far beyond software development.
Datacenter Knowledge — Ramping up its push into the US cloud services market, Chinese internet giant Alibaba’s cloud arm Aliyun is planning a second cloud data center on US soil. The announcement comes about four months after the company announced the launch of its first US data centerin Silicon Valley.
Datacenter Knowledge — Amazon Web Services announced plans to build cloud data centers in India in 2016. Amazon already has a sizable customer base inside the country being served out of other AWS regions, but the company will build new data centers to better serve local customers with better performance, as well as to appease any data-sovereignty needs some organizations may have.
Business Finance News — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. steps up as a competitor to Amazon.com, Inc. in the cloud computing industry; announcing its plans to increase its investment in data centers in the Middle East, US, and India. The e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, Aliyun released a “Data Protection Pact,” which entails the expansion into markets beyond China; customers using cloud computing platforms will have “absolute ownership” of their data, along with the right to share, transfer, exchange, delete, and access the content at any time.
Light Reading — SUNNYVALE, Calif.: Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Equinix has selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its Hong Kong datacenters. The Infinera Cloud Xpress offers Equinix a platform with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.
Business Wire — BEIJING: Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary, issued a Data Protection Pact and rolled out 14 cloud products and 50 cloud solutions at its inaugural Data Technology (DT) Day today in Beijing. More than 2,000 elites, including developers, entrepreneurs, government agencies, traditional industry players, and Aliyun’s global partners participated in this event.
Telecom Asia — This is the third year in a row NTT Com has claimed Telecom Asia’s Best Cloud-Based Service prize, but it’s the first time the carrier has triumphed in the Wholesale and Data Center Services categories. That’s a testament to its ability to bring formidable competition to what is already two reasonably crowded sectors, but at the end of the day, as far as NTT Com is concerned, it’s all being driven by the company’s strong and unique cloud vision.
PTN Asia — Reliance Communications has deployed new Cloud Xchange nodes in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Cloud Xchange is the company’s cloud computing-cum-delivery solution. It helps in sophisticated delivery and implementation of cloud-computing based solutions, including content delivery. In some ways, it is like Amazon Web Services.
Times of India — NEW YORK: Microsoft’s India-born CEO Satya Nadella’s emphasis on “mobile-first, cloud-first world” fits well into India’s needs as the strategy will ensure affordable technology to millions of small businesses, a senior company executive has said.
Times of India — BENGALURU: Thomas Kurian was appointed the president of Oracle responsible for product development in January, making him the senior-most executive in the company after co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd. Kurian, who reports to executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison, is seen as a strong contender for the corner office.
MENAFN — The APAC cloud analytics market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from 1191.4 million in 2014 to 4473.9 million in 2019 at a CAGR of 30.3% from 2014 to 2019. Key players in the Asia Pacific Cloud Analytics Market include SAS Inc. SAP Software and Oracle Services.
Digital Journal — London: Cloud infrastructure testing services consist of solutions used to test the physical and other components that are connected with virtualized layer of the cloud. Cloud-based testing services concentrate on troubleshooting and monitoring critical cloud-based applications to ensure data security and improve quality of experience. Security testing process involves identifying bugs within the software code and debugging it to enhance the application’s functionalities.
IT News — Australia’s official statistics body has found that media and telecommunications businesses are the nation’s most consistent buyers of cloud computing services, but also that the rate of commercial adoption is much more subdued than industry hype may suggest. The ABS collected data on the use of cloud services from 6640 Australian businesses for the first time in the 2013-14 year, and published the first results of its survey today.
Digi Times — According to IDC APeJ Server Tracker, the x86 server market in India grew 7.5% in terms of shipments, while in terms of revenues the market witnessed a double-digit percentage on-year growth in the first quarter of 2015. A key highlight of this quarter was the increased uptake of higher priced density and rack optimized servers that led to an increase in the ASP of the servers in the first quarter of 2015 and in-turn resulted in a higher growth percentage in terms of revenues rather than shipments.
PR Newswire — SHANGHAI: VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that it has centralized its business mobility sales team in Asia Pacific and Japan to be led by Sanjay Deshmukh, general manager, business mobility, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware. The integrated go-to-market sales team will address customer demand for a holistic approach to managing IT, based on VMware’s Architecture for New IT that enables any application to securely run on any device.
Digital News Asia — KUALA Lumpur-based webhosting and e-commerce solutions provider Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd has announced its 100% acquisition of Signetique IT Pte Ltd, its second in the city-state. Financial terms were not disclosed. Signetique is a cloud hosting provider that offers virtual private server, dedicated server, cloud hosting, and managed services.
Earlier this month Amazon AWS surprised the market with an announcement that it’s planning to launch an AWS region in India in 2016. AWS has been relatively slow to roll out data center regions in the past, so it’s promising to see plans to expand to one of the world’s most populous regions. Let’s analyze the press release in the customary Constellation style: India-based AWS Infrastructure Region will enable customers to run workloads in India and serve Indian end-users with even lower latency.
Network Asia — The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, sees millions of Chinese workers head back to their hometowns for the holidays, in what has become known as the world’s largest annual human migration. This year, Chinese railways, roads, airlines and waterways carried a total of 2.81 billion passengers during the Spring Festival travel rush. This colossal amount of human traffic puts a great deal of stress on the country’s transportation network, particularly the railways, which saw 295 million passengers in less than two months.