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.
Network Aasia — Brocade has announced a new OEM partnership with Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd. (Sugon), one of the high-performance computing vendors formed under the purview of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The partnership is focused on incorporating Brocade VCS Fabric technology with Sugon’s data center solutions, specifically for the Chinese market.
Nasdaq — India’s e-commerce market has been expanding rapidly over the past few years, with consumers turning more and more to the Internet to shop for their needs. Online retailing giant Amazon.com Inc. is well aware of this fact and therefore has been investing heavily in the market. India, with a huge population of 1.2 billion, has encouraging demographics and the economy is also improving as a result of the investment friendly approach of the new government.
Datacenter Knowledge — Aliyun, the cloud services arm of Chinese web giantAlibaba, saw its Hong Kong data center go down for about 12 hours earlier this week, Caixin Online reported. Details about the cause of the outage are unavailable, and an Alibaba spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment. The company has offered two conflicting explanations about the outage, according to the report.
Datacenter Knowledge — California-based data center provider Server Farm Realty has struck a partnership with Chinese counterpart 21Vianet to provide services to customers in the US and China. Initially, 21Vianet is using SFR’s Silicon Valley data center to host customer equipment. Demand for data center space in the Silicon Valley is currently very high, and a lot of it comes from Chinese technology companies.
Techgoondu — Dell plans to hire about 300 more sales representatives in the Asia-Pacific region as part of efforts to capture a bigger slice of the business IT market. In a statement today, the company said the expanded sales force will be tasked to sell a full suite of IT products and services including servers, software, mobile devices and PCs to business customers. Hiring is currently underway and is expected to continue for several months, it added.
eWeek — Data center services provider Equinix will soon be doing a lot of business in the Far East, and its new partner, Alibaba’s Aliyun, will be doing the same in the U.S.The company signed an agreement earlier this month with Aliyun, the Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s cloud computing division, to provide direct access to Aliyun’s cloud platform via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in both Hong Kong and in Northern California.
Caixin — A data center in Hong Kong that is part of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s cloud computing Aliyun arm suffered a 14-hour disruption on June 21, and then gave different explanations for the problem. Some of Aliyun’s corporate clients began to notice they could not access their data about 9:30 a.m. Aliyun then said on Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, that the problem was due to a power outage.
Pakistan Herald — “The International submarine cable SEA-ME-WE 4 has experienced a fault in the Arabian Sea, impacting internet services in the region including Pakistan,” PTCL said in a statement today. The fault impacted browsing speeds for users across most major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country, while causing problems for other countries in the region as well. “Restoration work has been initiated by the international consortium that manages the submarine cable systems,” said the PTCL statement.
India Times — MUMBAI: Software major Microsoft today said it will commission three “hyper-scale” data centres in India before the end of this year. “Microsoft has already started a private preview of these data centres with over 100 existing customers on board across different segments such as banking and financial institutions, government, manufacturing and start-ups,” Microsoft India chairman Bhaskar Pramanik told PTI here today.
Japan’s NTT Communications has sealed the deal on its purchase of European data centre services provider e-shelter, acquiring an 86.7 percent stake in the German company. The purchase boosts NTT Com’s data centre floor space in Europe to 92,000 square metres across nine cities, up from just shy of 20,000 square metres in four cities. Penny Jones, senior analyst at 451 Research, told TechWeekEurope that the acquisition shows demand has been strong in Germany for NTT Com.
NexGen Networks Works with iAdvantage to Build a Hong Kong Point of Presence in their World-class Hong Kong data center to help NexGen maintain top tier service as it expands its global reach NexGen Networks, a leading global provider of ultra high-speed fiber-optic services with a distinctive customer service approach, has teamed with iAdvantage, a leading data center solution provider in Hong Kong, to build its Hong Kong point of presence (POP) in the 30-story, 350,000 sq. ft. MEGA-iAdvantage facility—one of the largest Tier 3+ Internet Service Center buildings in the world.
Quanta Computer reportedly is planning to expand its server business software team and will double the existing personnel to 100 by the end of 2015 and double the number again to 200 in 2016 to prepare for entering the enterprise server industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. As demand for datacenter establishment from players such as Google, Amazon and Facebook continues rising, these Internet service players have been nurturing white-box server players including Quanta Computer and Wiwynn to reduce costs.
Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin Singapore) has started construction of a 20,000 square metre, five-storey Data Centre and Telecommunication Hub located at Singapore’s Data Center Park (DCP) in Jurong. This new facility will be the third datacenter owned and managed by Telin Singapore. To be branded as Telin-3, it will address the growing demand for premium datacenter services to support Singapore’s Smart Nation vision. It will also address demand from the region and global markets where Telin Singapore is able to play a pivotal role in providing reliable, secured and seamless regional and global telecommunications connectivity services.
Local Internet service providers (ISPs) are willing to suspend services over payments that are even one day late, but do nothing when they cannot ensure service quality, many readers have complained to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. Internet users in Vietnam had to suffer snail-like speed between June 7 and 12, when the Asia – America Gateway (AAG), the submarine cable system that links Asia and the U.S., underwent major maintenance.
ACCRA, June 12 (Xinhua) — Global technology giant Huawei has been supporting efforts by the government of Ghana to modernize the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and maximize its benefits to the country. The ICT firm is leading the country’s efforts to replace its existing data center with the construction of a new state-of-the- art facility. The first phase of the new data center financed by China EXIM Bank at 20 million U.S. dollars is almost complete and will enable businesses, store their data, host websites, protect data and perform active directory and other data related activities in a safe and advanced environment.
Apple will work with Foxconn Technology Group–known as Hon Hai Group in Taiwan–to promote its Asia-Pacific data center located in China’s Guizhou province, Chinese media reported Thursday. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives, said the company attaches great importance to big data industry, with emphasis on data security and the values of data mining concepts.
FIBRE services that were disrupted in certain parts of Singapore on Thursday have been restored, NetLink Trust said on Friday. “NetLink Trust confirms that the network outage affecting the vicinity around Bukit Merah, Outram, Tanjong Pagar and Tiong Bahru was resolved at 12.40am on June 12, 2015,” said the fibre network operator.
Chinese server manufacturer Inspur launched a campaign on June 9 to attract clients of Hewlett-Packard following the American company’s recent announcement of a plan to restructure its Chinese operations, Chinese business news website Caixin reports. Shenzhen-based Inspur unveiled the campaign in Beijing, in which the company plans to work with 200 independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (Sis) of HP’s Superdome server and migrate 400 applications to its rival product, TianSuo K1.
MIAMI, USA–Virtualization startup Nutanix has its eyes set on an IPO but not before it becomes a more global entity, says its founder and CEO Dheeraj Pandey, who is also looking for a bigger footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. “We believe some day we have to go public because only when we go public, will we be more transparent,” Pandey said in an interview with ZDNet, on the sidelines of the company’s .NEXT user conference here this week. “But it’s a function of macroeconomics and the market, so we haven’t put a timeline as such [on when the company will go IPO].”