IT News — Fujitsu will invest $12.2 million to upgrade its Western Sydney data centre and provide more power to the site as part of a wider plan to modernise its Oceania facilities. In May Fujitsu announced the first investment into the project, a $10 million funding pot to upgrade its Malaga, Perth facility to achieve Tier IV certification.
Virtual Strategy — NTT Com, the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT, announced today that it signed an agreement recently to wholly acquire PT. Cyber CSF (Cyber CSF), a data center service provider headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cyber CSF, founded in 2012, is Indonesia’s largest data center service provider. It operates a high-quality facility equipped for 24 MVA of power and 2,800 racks in 7,700 square meters of space in the heart of Jakarta.
China Tech News — China’s Inspur will invest CNY10 billion to distribute cloud computing data centers across the entire country. Inspur said that with solutions for the secure cloud, industrial cloud, and service cloud, Inspur will provide comprehensive cloud services to regional governments, industrial companies, and large enterprises.
China Tech News — Huawei is ready to battle Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud service as Huawei plans to hold a launch event at the end of July 2015 to officially release its own public cloud computing services. Huawei’s rotating CEO and vice chairman Xu Zhijun disclosed in April that the company would soon launch its public cloud services to formally enter the Chinese information service industry, and now local Chinese media are confirming that the commencement will happen within two weeks.
Datacenter Knowledge — Ramping up its push into the US cloud services market, Chinese internet giant Alibaba’s cloud arm Aliyun is planning a second cloud data center on US soil. The announcement comes about four months after the company announced the launch of its first US data centerin Silicon Valley.
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.
Digi Times — Dell’s server shipments and revenues have been growing at a double-digit rate over the past few years, and it now ranks as the second-largest server vendor globally in terms of shipments and revenues, according to Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager of server solutions unit at Dell.
Datacenter Dynamics — It’s been a busy six months for colocation and cloud service provider CenturyLink, with the expansion of six existing data centers, five of them in the US, as well as the introduction of their cloud service to the Asia-Pacific region and a partnership with an Australian data center provider. Sustainability has also been on CenturyLink’s agenda as the company demonstrated by offering customers the option of hydroelectric power via their new facility in central Washington State, and the addition of Bloom Energy fuel cells in their Irvine, California facility.
Business Finance News — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. steps up as a competitor to Amazon.com, Inc. in the cloud computing industry; announcing its plans to increase its investment in data centers in the Middle East, US, and India. The e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, Aliyun released a “Data Protection Pact,” which entails the expansion into markets beyond China; customers using cloud computing platforms will have “absolute ownership” of their data, along with the right to share, transfer, exchange, delete, and access the content at any time.
Data Center journal — New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows the leaders in the worldwide colocation market, with Equinix generating the most colocation revenue and achieving a 9.5% market share. It is followed by Digital Realty, NTT, Verizon, CenturyLink, KDDI, Global Switch and China Telecom.
Light Reading — SUNNYVALE, Calif.: Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Equinix has selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its Hong Kong datacenters. The Infinera Cloud Xpress offers Equinix a platform with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.
Business Wire — BEIJING: Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary, issued a Data Protection Pact and rolled out 14 cloud products and 50 cloud solutions at its inaugural Data Technology (DT) Day today in Beijing. More than 2,000 elites, including developers, entrepreneurs, government agencies, traditional industry players, and Aliyun’s global partners participated in this event.
Telecom Asia — This is the third year in a row NTT Com has claimed Telecom Asia’s Best Cloud-Based Service prize, but it’s the first time the carrier has triumphed in the Wholesale and Data Center Services categories. That’s a testament to its ability to bring formidable competition to what is already two reasonably crowded sectors, but at the end of the day, as far as NTT Com is concerned, it’s all being driven by the company’s strong and unique cloud vision.
IT News — Australia’s Department of Immigration has inked a four-year, $24 million deal with Canberra Data Centres to migrate its onsite secondary data centre to CDC’s Fyshwick facility. The department has used CDC’s nearby Hume data centre as its primary facility for a number of years already. But until now it hosted its secondary data centre from within its Belconnen office which, due to the merger of Immigration and Customs this month, will no longer be able to support the the scale of the combined agency.
Times of India — BENGALURU: Thomas Kurian was appointed the president of Oracle responsible for product development in January, making him the senior-most executive in the company after co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd. Kurian, who reports to executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison, is seen as a strong contender for the corner office.
Digi Times — According to IDC APeJ Server Tracker, the x86 server market in India grew 7.5% in terms of shipments, while in terms of revenues the market witnessed a double-digit percentage on-year growth in the first quarter of 2015. A key highlight of this quarter was the increased uptake of higher priced density and rack optimized servers that led to an increase in the ASP of the servers in the first quarter of 2015 and in-turn resulted in a higher growth percentage in terms of revenues rather than shipments.
IT News — NextDC has launched a new ‘independent’ switching platform that allows on-demand virtual connections to participating data centres. The company’s chief operating officer Simon Cooper debuted the new business unit – dubbed AXON Systems – during a keynote speech at the CommsDay conference in Sydney this morning.
Earlier this month Amazon AWS surprised the market with an announcement that it’s planning to launch an AWS region in India in 2016. AWS has been relatively slow to roll out data center regions in the past, so it’s promising to see plans to expand to one of the world’s most populous regions. Let’s analyze the press release in the customary Constellation style: India-based AWS Infrastructure Region will enable customers to run workloads in India and serve Indian end-users with even lower latency.
The Independent — Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier-neutral, multi-tenanted data centre providers across Europe and Asia-Pacific has announced that customers in its Singapore facility are now able to connect to the brand new, state-of-the-art, dark fibre network operated by Superloop (ASX:SLC), Singapore’s newest independent dark fibre wholesale provider. Superloop is already available at Global Switch’s data centre campus in Sydney.
MIS Asia — Chinese ICT firm Huawei, which recently launched its first Asia Pacific Digital Cloud Exchange in Iskandar, Johor, to help drive Malaysia’s regional ambition, has announced that several new projects are already off to a strong start. Huawei Malaysia chief executive officer Abraham Liu said the new initiatives included global mobile game distributor Uzone Games’ launch of its Mini 4WD game in Malaysia as well as Les’ Copaque Production, which owns Upin & Ipin, will provide digital content to the Asia Pacific region from the Huawei Digital Cloud Exchange in Iskandar.