How will South East Asia’s data centers look in 2020?

APACDatacenter Dynamics — When we spoke to Joe Kava, vice president of data centers at Google in Singapore in 2014, he told us Asia’s Internet users had grown by the equivalent of the entire population of Canada in Q3 of that year. That works out to about 35 million new Internet users in three months, of which a good chunk is doubtlessly made up of users from South East Asia.

Singapore hosts Aliyun’s new Asean-based cloud data center

SingaporeComputer Weekly — Alibaba’s cloud computing arm is opening a data center in Singapore, which is good news for Asean businesses looking for more cloud options. Aliyun is set to open its latest cloud data center in Singapore next month. The Singapore facility will be the seventh globally for the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. Aliyun said its headquarters for overseas business will be based in Singapore to drive its overseas expansion plan.

Data Centres: Aliyun’s Singapore base & floating data facilities

SingaporeDeal Street Asia — Aliyun, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, will be establishing a new cloud data centre based in Singapore, which will serve as headquarters for its international cloud computing business and drive Aliyun’s overseas expansion. Scheduled for an early September 2015 launch, the Singapore facility will be Aliyun’s seventh data centre globally. Leveraging on Alibaba Group’s recent $1 billion investment in cloud computing, the strategy behind the new data centre to target businesses – both international and China-based – riding on the economic growth of the Southeast Asia.

Alibaba to Open New Cloud Data Center

SingaporeSentinel Republic — The Singapore facility will become operational in September. He also revealed that Aliyun was building a new portal to serve the different language and payment needs of businesses based in an economically and culturally-diverse region such as South-east Asia. Although the new data center won’t open until next month, Aliyun has started accepting pre-orders for “elastic” cloud services and computer resources such as storage, processing power, and network bandwidth.

Alibaba to open data center in Singapore

SingaporeWant China Times — China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said on Wednesday that it will open a data center next month in Singapore, the second overseas database to be launched this year by Aliyun, its cloud computing arm. Alibaba said the center will provide a range of cloud computing services to companies operating in Southeast Asia, with an initial focus on Chinese businesses.

KVH changes company name to Colt

JapanDatacenter Dynamics — Asian cloud services company KVH Co Ltd (KVH) has changed its company name to Colt Technologies Services Co Ltd (Colt) with immediate effect. The move is not an unexpected one, ever since Colt Group S.A. acquired KVH late last year as part of its strategy to enter the APAC ICT services market, in a deal worth ¥18.6 billion (€130m, $150m).

Huawei Redefines Innovative ICT to Enable Smart Energy at its Global Energy Industry Summit 2015

China.gifPRNewswire Asia — ALMATY, Kazakhstan: With energy as a driving force for global economic development, energy companies around the world are encountering a multitude of challenges as they move towards digital transformation. Against this backdrop, Huawei hosted its Global Energy Industry Summit 2015 with the theme of “Innovative ICT Enables Smart Energy” in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from August 19 to 20, 2015.

Fujitsu develops 1FINITY series of optical transmission systems

JapanControl Engineering — Fujitsu announced the development of the FUJITSU Network 1FINITY platform, a new global category of network equipment spanning access, packet optical, and wireless technologies. It will be available in North America beginning in December, followed by a phased worldwide rollout.

NexGen expands low latency fiber backbone in Europe and Asia

JapanData Center Dynamics — NextGen Networks, a global provider of high-speed fiber-optic services, announced that it has deployed new Points of Presence (PoPs) in data centers run by Equinix in Tokyo (TY3) and Frankfurt (FR2). This expansion adds coverage of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region for NexGen. As a longtime Equinix customer, the company has used Platform Equinix to scale its business to provide an ultra-low latency route between Europe and Asia to meet the needs of global enterprises.

Aliyun to Open Singapore Cloud Data Center to Serve Southeast Asian Cloud Consumers

SingaporeBusiness Wire — SINGAPORE: Aliyun, Alibaba Group’s (NYSE: BABA) cloud computing arm, today announced that it will establish a new cloud data center in Singapore. Its headquarters for overseas business will also be based out of Singapore to drive Aliyun’s overseas expansion plan. Scheduled for an early September launch, the Singapore facility will be the seventh globally.

New Singapore HQ to underpin Alibaba’s cloud push

SingaporeCNBC — Alibaba’s cloud computing arm has picked Singapore as the site for its new data center, as well as the headquarters of its overseas business, in a move to bolster the Chinese e-commerce giant’s international expansion. Speaking to CNBC ahead of the official launch on Wednesday, Ethan Yu, vice president of Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing business, described the new facility in Singapore as a “strategic” center that could give the cloud division an edge in face of stiff competition from U.S. cloud giants such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft.

Aliyun revenue doubles in Q2 to RMB485m

ChinaWant China Times — With its core e-commerce business facing increasingly acute competition, Alibaba, China’s leading internet firm, has been diversifying into new business sectors in recent years, as embodied by Aliyun, a cloud-end service provider whose revenue doubled year-on-year to 485 million yuan (US$75.8 million) in the second quarter, according to Sina’s tech news portal. Aliyun is at the forefront of China’s surging cloud-end service business, whose revenue jumped 61.9% in 2014.

Equinix Kicks Off Singapore Data Center Expansion

SingaporeDatacenter Knowledge — Equinix has commenced build-out of the second phase of its largest data center in Asia-Pacific, located in Singapore. The company announced the launch of the first phase of SG3 only in March, and the latest announcement illustrates how high the demand for data center space in the tiny island nation is growing.

Pollution in China Makes Free Cooling Difficult for Baidu

ChinaDatacenter Knowledge — China’s notoriously high air pollution levels are a well-documented public-health issue. But pollution also has other less talked about effects. One of them is on the efficiency of data centers in the country. Pulling outside air into a data center to cool equipment to reduce energy used by mechanical cooling systems has been one of the most effective ways to increase the facility’s energy efficiency.

Singapore Data Centre Dealbook: Alibaba invests $1b in Aliyun; Equinix to expand SG data centre

SingaporeDeal Street Asia — Singapore currently is home to approximately 50 per cent of the Southeast Asia’s data-centre capacity, which is expected to grow significantly as new investments in data centre infrastructure come online, with Alibaba’s US$1 billion investment in Aliyun and Equinix’sexpansion of its Asia Pacific (APAC) data centre in Singapore.

Delta Electronics Wins 2015 Red Dot Award for Product Design with “Golden Eagle”

TaiwanPRNewswire Asia — SINGAPORE: Delta Electronics, a leading global company in power management solutions, has just received a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 for Golden Eagle, a 600W 48VDC power supply for telecom applications. The elegant exterior of Golden Eagle contains best-in-class energy-efficient features setting a new benchmark for power management throughout the industry. As stated by the Jury, “This power supply unit captivates with its self-contained design. Its exceptionally small and flat form allows it to fit almost anywhere.”

Acer reportedly lands server orders from TSMC

TaiwanDigi Times — Acer has reportedly obtained orders for servers used in data centers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which could affect TSMC’s orders to its original supplier IBM, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Although Lenovo’s share in the server market has quickly picked up from 3% to 8% after acquiring IBM’s x86 server business, some of IBM’s original clients have concerns and have started to look eleswhere for supplies, the sources said.

Equinix Begins Second Phase Expansion of its Largest Asia-Pacific Data Center in Singapore

SingaporePRNewswire — REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SINGAPORE: Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the second phase expansion of its third International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Singapore, known as SG3. When complete, phase two of SG3 will see an additional 2,000 cabinets, bringing its total operational capacity to 3,000 cabinets. This brings Equinix’s total investment in Singapore to over $350M.

Chinese cloud server ops startup raises $9M as it prepares to triple revenues

ChinaTech in Asia — ChinaNetCloud, a China-based startup that provides cloud server solutions, announced Monday that it has raised a US$9 million series A. The round was led by Juren Capital with participation from Jolly Capital – both Chinese investment firms in the Shanghai area. ChinaNetCloud says the funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and further tech development.

NTT Com opens new IoT office

JapanTelecom Asia — NTT Communications has established a new IoT office to allow enterprises to take advantage of the company’s secure global IoT environment. The office will supply application platforms that store, visualize and analyze data collected from IoT devices. The company said it will provide a global network directly connected with its cloud and data centers for the IoT solutions, and users will be able to choose where to store their data among around 130 data centers worldwide.