Big data, IoT to boost Taiwan’s information services sector #cloud #cloudcomputing #bigdata #server #taiwan

TaiwanGlobal efforts in developing big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to give a boost to Taiwan’s information services industry, the Market Intelligence Center (MIC) said Saturday. On the back of development in these two sectors, Taiwan’s information service market is estimated to grow to NT$176.3 billion (US$5.78 billion) in 2018 from a projected NT$156.7 billion (US$25.2 billion) for 2015, the MIC said.

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Digital Realty Opening $150m Singapore Data Center

SingaporeDigital Realty is investing $150 million on a second, 13.2-megawatt data center in Singapore to address growing demand for data center infrastructure in the city-state and interconnection needs in Asia Pacific. Delivery of the powered shell and an initial 3.2 megawatts is expected in late 2015. The company entered into a purchase agreement for a former 175,000 square foot paper storage facility and is converting the non-technical building into a data center. Legal completion of the deal will occur sometime next month, although power and fiber works are already underway.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/05/21/digital-realty-opening-150m-singapore-data-center/

Fujitsu Upgrading Australian Data Centers Starting With Perth

AustraliaFujitsu is upgrading its seven Australian data centers, starting with one in Perth recently knocked out by a storm in February that will cost around $8 million. The data center upgrades are part of the company’s 2025 roadmap. Fujitsu said it will seek Uptime Institute Tier IV Certification for its Malaga, Perth data center, currently rated Tier III by the Uptime Institute. If successful, it will be the first data center in Australia to achieve the distinction.

HP sells 51% stake in China server unit for $2.3 billion

China.gifNEW YORK: Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced that it is selling a 51% stake in its China-based server business, creating a joint venture with Tsinghua Holdings that will be a sector leader in China.  The US tech giant said it would sell the stake for $2.3 billion, creating a new business called H3C worth $4.5 billion that would be the leader in China in computer servers, storage and technology services.  The deal brings together HP with the investment arm of China’s Tsinghua University in a company with some 8,000 employees and $3.1 billion in annual revenue.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/HP-sells-51-stake-in-China-server-unit-for-2-3-billion/articleshow/47386034.cms

IBM planning to set up second data centre in India

IndiaPANAJI: Technology giant IBM is planning to set up its second data centre in India to cater to the demand from various sectors including financial services and government. The US-based firm already has a data centre in Mumbai. “We are looking at setting up another public cloud data centre. As you know, sectors like government and financial services prefer their data residing within the country,” IBM India managing director Vanitha Narayanan told PTI.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/IBM-planning-to-set-up-second-data-centre-in-India/articleshow/47386708.cms

Quanta Computer exclusively supplies VCE with servers used in VxRack System, say Taiwan makers

TaiwanQuanta Computer has become VCE’s exclusive supplier of servers used in its VxRack System, a hyper-converged rack-scale system for private cloud applications unveiled by VCE in early May, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. However, Quanta declined to comment on the report. VCE is a joint venture set up by EMC and Cisco Systems mainly for integrating EMC-developed storage equipment, Cisco-developed servers and VMware-developed virtualization software to provide private cloud computing solutions for enterprise users.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150519PD214.html

Communications moves data centre offsite in $18m deal

AustraliaThe Department of Communications has awarded a five-year contract with ASG worth $18 million to migrate the agency’s services out of its existing on-site data centre. The deal includes the intial migration of the department’s hosted environment, and infrastructure-as-a-service functions. Communications previously owned its on-premise infrastructure assets, according to a statement, with some functions such as disaster recovery hosted offsite.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/404262,department-of-communications-outsourced-to-asg-for-18-million.aspx

Singapore plans to build green data centre technology hub

SingaporeSingapore plans to build an innovation hub to demonstrate emerging technologies that could improve the energy efficiency of data centres. The green data centre innovation hub will allow for experiments and showcase proof of concepts for the latest energy efficiency technologies. A request for proposal for the hub will go out by the third quarter of the year, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said. The initiative is part of a Green Data Centre Innovation Programme to assess emerging technologies that could improve data centres’ energy performance.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/6531-singapore-plans-to-build-green-data-centre-technology-hub

Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

ChinaTo expand its cloud computing business, China’s Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world. In March, the Chinese Internet giant launched its first data center in the U.S., as part of a push into the country’s market. On Tuesday, Alibaba said it would establish data centers also in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Simon Hu, president of Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, said a key goal was to globalize its operations, according to an interview posted online by the company.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/alibaba-open-more-data-centers-global-cloud-computing-push.1432166400

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.

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Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

China.gifTo expand its cloud computing business, China’s Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world. In March, the Chinese Internet giant launched its first data center in the U.S., as part of a push into the country’s market. On Tuesday, Alibaba said it would establish data centers also in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Simon Hu, president of Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, said a key goal was to globalize its operations, according to an interview posted online by the company.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2924074/alibaba-to-open-more-data-centers-in-global-cloud-computing-push.html

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.

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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

PLDT Building Eighth Philippines Data Center for $29M

PhilippinesPhilippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) announced it will contruct an eighth data center in the country at a cost of nearly $29 million. The data center will accommodate around 1,200 rack equivalents bringing its total capacity to more than 8,000. The five-story data center will be constructed in the Clark Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Pampanga, located in the Central Luzon region. PLDT has planned IT hubs there, which the data center will serve, in addition to regional businesses in general. The data center is also positioned to meet disaster recovery requirements.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/28/pldt-building-eighth-philippines-data-center-29m/

CenturyLink Partners With NextDC to Enter Australian Data Center Market

AustraliaContinuing with its practice of expanding into new markets through partnerships, CenturyLink partnered with NextDC, one of Australia’s biggest data center providers, to add presence in five major Australia data center markets. Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink will be able to sell colocation services within NextDC facilities as its own, and NextDC will be able to offer its customers space in any of CenturyLink’s data centers around the world, Drew Leonard, vice president of colocation at CenturyLink, said.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/27/centurylink-enters-australia-data-center-market-via-nextdc/

Equinix to build fourth Sydney data centre

AustraliaData centre operator Equinix will invest more than US$97 million (A$121 million) to build its fifth data centre in Australia, adding a fourth facility to its Sydney footprint. The company will stick with its traditional naming convention with the SY4 facility, which it said would address the growing demand for data centre infrastructure in the country. The addition of the 12,500 square metre SY4 brings Equinix’s total Australian investment to nearly US$360 million.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/403368,equinix-to-build-fourth-sydney-data-centre.aspx

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

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/