Inventec achieves major improvement in server orders for 2017

TaiwanDigi Times — With Intel expected to launch its next-generation server platform Purley in the second half of 2017, vendors such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Lenovo have recently started finishing their request for quotation (RFQ) processes for server orders for 2017 and Inventec reportedly has landed a majority of server orders from HP, while its orders from Dell and Lenovo also increased dramatically, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Lenovo looks to boost enterprise segment growth, in India

Indialivemint — New Delhi: Chinese computer technology company Lenovo Group Ltd is betting on India’s e-commerce sector to accelerate growth for its enterprise segment which sells servers and storage, catering to the networking needs of web companies. Taking on the bigger rivals including Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Dell Inc. with the renewed India strategy, the company is eyeing a bigger piece of India’s datacenter infrastructure market.

Can SDN player threaten Equinix?

AustraliaThe plan would see Megaport expand into another 45 data centres in key connectivity points around the globe. It has identified some of those locations as: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, Toronto, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. The plan will increase the existing Megaport network from 34 data centres to 79 data centres. Once the expansion is complete, Megaport will be a significant competitor to the likes of Equinix, CenturyLink and other SDN providers in the market.

Quanta, Wiwynn see more orders from server clients for 2016

TaiwanDigi Times — Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server subsidiary of Wistron, are expected to land more cloud server orders from their clients in 2016 as Internet service providers are looking to reduce their suppliers in order to further cut costs. Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell are expected to be impacted by the decision.

Indonesia E-Government Dream Needs Troubleshooting

IndonesiaEstablishment Post — During his presidential campaign, Joko Widodo repeatedly vowed to implement an e-government system that would strengthen monitoring, improve accountability and ultimately curb corruption. Coming into his second year in term, the president is finding the task easier said than done, as Indonesia struggles to cope with a lack of technical and human support for its e-government plans.

NTT Com teases green data center expansion, from HK

Hong KongTelecom Asia — NTT Communications’s upcoming Hong Kong data center expansion will use an innovative cooling system design capable of improving energy efficiency by 20% over traditional cooling systems. The tier-4 ready Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2) facility will launch in December, adding an additional 4,000 racks of server space to the Financial Data Center facility.

NextDC wants to raise $70m for new Brisbane data centre

AustraliaIT News — NextDC is working to raise at least $70 million through an unsecured notes offering to fund the build of a second data centre in Brisbane. The data centre operator’s current Brisbane facility, B1, is at 90 percent utilisation, the company said yesterday. The facility was opened in 2011. NextDC in August revealed it was assessing the potential for a second Brisbane facility to accompany B1, which was then at 79 percent utilisation.

America’s Supercomputer Might Continues Shrinking

ChinaDatacenter Knowledge — While the US continues to have the biggest presence on the list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, its share is shrinking. Today, America’s share is lower than it has ever been, or at least lower than it has been since the first Top500 list was created in 1993. The latest edition of the biannual Top500, released Monday, has fewer US supercomputers than even the previous edition, which came out in July of this year.

AliCloud expands HK data center to boost regional cloud adoption

ChinaNetworks Asia — AliCloud has completed the expansion of its data center operations in Hong Kong by establishing and operating a second availability zone to address increasing demand for cloud computing resources in the Asia Pacific, which includes enterprise-class availability and disaster recovery. AliCloud has also provided an English website tailored for international customers, providing English product descriptions and support for USD payments.

Gartner: DCIM Software Better-Understood, but Price and Deployment Concerns Persist

APACDatacenter Knowledge — While companies understand data center infrastructure management software better today than they did one year ago, cost of DCIM products, ease of deployment, and ease of use are still the primary concerns data center operators have when shopping around. That’s according to Gartner, which recently released this year’s Magic Quadrant for DCIM software, following its rival IDC’s release of its annual DCIM MarketScape report.

NTT Communications to expand India data center operations

IndiaNikkei — MUMBAI: Japan’s NTT Communications will invest about 20 billion yen ($160 million) over the next three years in data center projects in India. The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone unit recently opened a data center in Mumbai, its ninth in India and one of the biggest in the country. “Indian customers are starting to recognize the value of our services offered around the world,” said Tetsuya Shoji, NTT Communications president and CEO, who was in India for the center’s opening.

The ABC of Asian data center success

APACDatacenter Dynamics — Often dubbed the “Central Nervous System” of a city, data centers handle large amounts of data for individuals and various institutions. Today, the confluence of social, mobile cloud and big data has allowed us to witness various massive and disruptive changes impacting data centers and IT operations. Singapore has also undergone much of this technological advancement.

We are bullish on the cloud opportunity in India: Ericsson’s Jason Hoffman

IndiaEconomic Times — NEW DELHI: Ericsson, the world’s largest telecom gear maker, is bullish on the opportunity in the Indian market for its cloud vertical. Jason Hoffman, head of cloud technology at Ericsson, believes that the cloud business has the possibility to become the largest business within the company. Speaking to ET’s Danish Khan, Hoffman talks about the opportunity in the Indian market for the cloud vertical, the business potential and business model.

M1 taps SDN for datacenter efficiency

SingaporeZDNet — M1 says it is deploying software-defined networking (SDN) in its cloud data centre as part of efforts to gain operational efficiencies, enabling the Singapore telco to then pass this benefit to its customers. It signed up VMware, Palo Alto Networks, and Huawei as partners in, what the operator described as a proof of concept in its data center, which was launched in November last year.

AWS plans new data center cluster in South Korea

KoreaDatacenter Dynamics — Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will open new data centers in South Korea next year, as it continues to grow its global data center footprint in the face of stiff competition from rival cloud operators such as Microsoft and Google. The new AWS presence in South Korea will provide customers with quick, low-latency access to websites, mobile applications, games and cloud applications. In addition, it will allow organizations outside of Korea to reach end-users in South Korea with “very low” latency.

Quanta lands server orders from Uber and Wiwynn from Twitter

TaiwanDigi Times — Seeing competition growing fierce, Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server subsidiary of Wistron, have turned to target second-tier Internet service providers for orders with Quanta receiving orders from Uber for its datacenter and Wiwynn acquiring orders from Twitter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Both ODMs declined to comment on their orders or clients.

Equinix Closes Bit-isle Deal, Expands Japan Data Center Footprint

JapanDatacenter Knowledge — Equinix has completed its acquisition of Japanese data center provider Bit-isle, adding five data centers in Tokyo and one in Osaka to its existing footprint in both cities, the Redwood City, California-based company announced today. Equinix has acquired about 97 percent of equity interests in the Japanese provider, expecting to buy the rest by the end of the year. The company first announced the deal in September, saying it had made an offer for $280 million.

Fuji Xerox introduces data center services for Singapore businesses

SingaporeNetworks Asia — Fuji Xerox Singapore Pte Ltd has introduced its latest Data Center Services for businesses in Singapore. Equipped with tight security surveillance, network monitoring and helpdesk support, Fuji Xerox Singapore’s Data Center Services are customized and comprehensively packaged for businesses of all sizes. Fuji Xerox’s customers are able to fully utilize Tier-3 Data Center facilities, which are designed to meet the emerging need of businesses for industry-specific solutions and cloud-based IT infrastructures.

Indian data centre market to hit $2 billion in 2016: Gartner

IndiaTimes of India — MUMBAI: The Indian data centre infrastructure market is expected to reach $2 billion in 2016, a 5.2% increase over this year, according to research firm Gartner. Within the Indian IT infrastructure market, server revenue is forecast to reach $698 million in 2016, an increase of 5.3% over 2015. Enterprise networking will continue to be the biggest segment with revenue expected to touch $963 million in 2016, it said.

Colt’s DCNet Wins Best Asian Project At Global Carrier Awards

APACMondo Visione — Colt Technology Services’ Asian division today announced that it has won the Best Asian Project at the Global Carrier Awards hosted during the Capacity Europe event in Paris. This award was in recognition of Colt’s DCNet project which demonstrates the benefits that SDN and NFV are bringing to the telecommunications industry. Leveraging these next-generation technologies, Colt has been to tailor a solution that helps better serve Asia’s rapidly growing data centre market.