The future of IT and how to manage it

APACEnterprise Innovation — Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organizations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment. Frost & Sullivan believes that enterprises have to remain dynamic to ensure their long-term sustainability. The analyst believes that within enterprise IT, the only constant is change.

http://enterpriseinnovation.net/article/future-it-and-how-manage-it-1995591711

NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

JapanInfo World — NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services’ public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect. The more dependent enterprises become on public clouds, the more dependent they become on a network connection that doesn’t falter. Inconsistent Internet performance has become an impediment to widespread cloud adoption, according to NTT.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2976189/cloud-computing/ntt-helps-integrate-private-and-public-clouds-with-dedicated-connectivity.html

EMC accelerates drive for next-generation IT platform

KoreaKorea Times — EMC Corporation, the world’s leading data storage provider, has pledged to accelerate its drive to lead the big data-based next-generation computing platform. EMC Korea, the local subsidiary of the U.S.-based IT solutions giant, held EMC Hybrid Forum 2015 Tuesday at the COEX Convention Center in southern Seoul, in what officials say was an attempt to grab the lion’s share in the fast-changing digital business ecosystem.

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2015/08/123_185553.html

Mobility to transform biz processes, says VMware

IndiaDeccan Herald — Addressing reporters, End-User Computing Asia Pacific and Japan Vice President Sanjay K Deshmukh said, “The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT, which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications, and now deliver a more user and application-centric experience.”

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/497247/mobility-transform-biz-processes-says.html

The New Hybrid Cloud: Aligning IT and Lines of Business with Dynamic Hybrid Environments

apac 2PR Newswire Asia — MOUNTAIN VIEW:  Enterprises have struggled for years with how to balance the escalating needs of line-of-business employees with the resource constraints that force IT to deploy new technologies in a more deliberate manner. Corporate business units sometimes find themselves circumventing approved IT procurement processes to gain the SaaS services they need to work effectively. But doing so can introduce unintended consequences, such as security and compliance risks, into the enterprise.

http://en.prnasia.com/story/128089-0.shtml

Will Hybrid IT and cloud-enabled technologies define the new normal?, from NZ

New ZealandComputer World NZ— Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organisations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilisation of data centres and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment. Besides helping enterprises to drive digital disruption, the latest Hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation.

http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/581371/will-hybrid-it-cloud-enabled-technologies-define-new-normal/

Hybrid IT becoming the new normal in APAC

APACTelecom Asia — Increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region is giving rise to the hybrid IT environment which is fast becoming the new normal, according to Frost & Sullivan. Besides helping enterprises to drive digital disruption, the latest Hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation, the firm said.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/hybrid-it-becoming-new-normal-apac

WTG Opens Global Cloud, Networking Services To Channel Via NTT Partnership

JapanCRN — Telecom master agent and connectivity services distributor World Telecom Group (WTG) is expanding its cloud horizons, starting with an expanded partnership with NTT America, a subsidiary of global telecom behemoth NTT Communications.  Vince Bradley, CEO of Malibu, Calif.-based WTG, said the blockbuster deal opens the door for WTG partners to expand globally into geographic markets that up until now have been unavailable to most of them, such as Asia and South America.

http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/300077651/wtg-opens-global-cloud-networking-services-to-channel-via-ntt-partnership.htm

Hybrid IT, cloud-enabled technologies fast becoming the ‘new normal’

APACWith the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment which is fast becoming the new normal. Besides helping enterprises to drive digital disruption, the latest Hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/hybrid-it-cloud-enabled-technologies-fast-becoming-new-normal.1438567425

Frost & Sullivan: Hybrid IT and cloud-enabled technologies will define the new normal, from SG

APACPR Newswire — SINGAPORE: Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organizations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/frost–sullivan-hybrid-it-and-cloud-enabled-technologies-will-define-the-new-normal-300121798.html

VMware Aligns Business Mobility Offering in Asia Pacific to US$24b Market Opportunity by 2016

APACPR 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.

http://prnw.cbe.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/vmware-aligns-business-mobility-offering-in-asia-pacific-to-us24b-market-opportunity-by-2016.html

Managing the Great Wall of data with the cloud

China.gifNetwork 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.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/managing-great-wall-data-cloud.1436903677

HP expands its HP Helion Network in Asia-Pacific and Japan

APACMIS Asia — HP is growing its HP Helion Network in Asia-Pacific and Japan with the addition of 50 channel partners, system integrators (SIs), service providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and developers to the program. These businesses will be working with HP to deliver open standards-based hybrid Cloud services designed specifically to customer needs. Some of these 50 businesses include Triforce, Oriel and Klikon in Australia, Valuepoint Group, PC Solutions and Shro Systems in India, and Asys, Eden T&S and BayNex in Korea.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/cloud-computing/hp-expands-its-hp-helion-network-in-asia-pacific-and-japan/

Telstra wins $23m Komatsu deal extension

AustraliaTelstra has won an extension to a 15-year-partnership with mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu, signing a three-year extension valued at $23 million. Under the deal, Telstra will continue to provide voice, data and mobile services as well as machine-to-machine and cloud services to the company. The telco will help Komatsu extend a recent trial of M2M technology, which Komatsu said had allowed the company to remotely download performance diagnostic data from more than 700 pieces of Komatsu equipment on mine sites without human interaction.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/404710,telstra-wins-23m-komatsu-deal-extension.aspx

Verizon cloud move targets Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne

APACWASHINGTON – Verizon on March 16 announced that it is expanding its cloud service offerings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne, three of the largest cities in Asia and hubs of international commerce and finance. Company officials said the new cloud services will facilitate enterprise growth through improvements in memory, storage and network uptime, along with better network flexibility and control.

http://www.rcrwireless.com/20150320/carriers/verizon-expands-cloud-services-in-apac

Huawei debuts new CloudMall data center solution, signs MOU with Baidu

ChinaHuawei’s CloudMall data center solution made its debut at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Spain this week. The company also signed a memorandum of understanding with Baidu to jointly develop indoor mobile Internet. With the joint development of technical innovation, product development, and marketing promotion, Huawei and Baidu plan to accelerate the development of mobile internet applications based on indoor scenarios.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/huawei-debuts-new-cloudmall-data-center-solution-signs-mou-baidu.1425872859

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

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/

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

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