China develops its first homegrown server amid cybersecurity concerns

A Chinese company has developed the country’s first homegrown servers, built entirely out of domestic technologies including a processor from local chip maker Loongson Technology. China’s Dawning Information Industry, also known as Sugon, has developed a series of four servers using the Loongson 3B processor, the country’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday. “Servers are crucial applications in a country’s politics, economy, and information security. We must fully master all these technologies,” Dawning’s vice president Sha Chaoqun was quoted as saying.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/data-center/china-develops-its-first-homegrown-server-amid-cybersecurity-concerns/

China’s Xiaomi to set up India customer data centre to deflect privacy concerns

MUMBAI – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Monday it plans to set up a data centre in India next year to store local user data, as the fast-growing company seeks to deflect concerns about privacy that could hamper its efforts to expand overseas. The move by privately owned Xiaomi comes after it said last week saying it was migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/science-and-tech/chinas-xiaomi-set-india-customer-data-centre-deflect-privacy-concerns

IBM’s first cloud data centre in India to focus on private services for SMEs

BANGALORE: IBM is setting up its first cloud data centre in India to gain a bigger share of the cloud computing market in the country. The company has built a 30,000 sq ft data centre facility in Airoli, on the outskirts of Mumbai. The new Mumbai IBM Cloud Center is part of a 15 cloud center expansion, and a $1.2 billion investment by IBM Cloud to grow its cloud presence around the world.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/ibms-first-cloud-data-centre-in-india-to-focus-on-private-services-for-smes/articleshow/44943534.cms

New state-run data center saves energy, cuts costs

The National Development Council (NDC, 國發會) and Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (中華電信) held a License Charter Ceremony for the nation’s first government-owned cloud computing data center, in Taipei, Friday. The data center constructed by the NDC is slated to be run by Chunghwa Telecom. In the future, the data center will provide Taiwanese people with innovative nationwide and cross-field cloud computing services.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/10/26/420346/New-state-run.htm

US-Vietnam sign agreement on nuclear research cooperation

Several days after the 123 Agreement on the US-Vietnam civil nuclear cooperation took effect on October 3, the cooperation agreement between the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM) and Lightbridge Corporation was signed as a first step in the implementation. The agreement was signed by VINATOM’s director Tran Chi Thanh and Jonathan Baggett, Vice CEO of Lightbridge Corporation, in Hanoi on October 17. Local newspapers commented that the agreement showed significant improvement in the strategic relations between Vietnam and the US.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/114828/us-vietnam-sign-agreement-on-nuclear-research-cooperation.html

Who was Asia’s leading ‘Green Government’ agency at FutureGov Awards?

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has been recognised for its efforts to improve the sustainability of G2C communications, winning big in the Asia Pacific’s largest government modernisation awards process for its ‘OneInbox’ project. OneInbox is a secure digital mailbox service that allows individuals to receive, view, file and track electronic letters such as notices or statements from government agencies in one portal rather than having to log into multiple web sites. It is a government initiative under the eGov2015 masterplan to improve public service delivery to citizens.

http://www.futuregov.asia/articles/5250-tv-sd-crowns-asias-leading-green-government-agency-at-futuregov-awards

How An Energy Company Is Using The Cloud To Create A Greener India

How do we produce more clean energy? Cloud computing could be a help. Bharat Light and Power (BLP), one of India’s largest clean energy companies, is combining cloud computing, analytics, mobile and social technologies to increase its green power capacity and transform how it operates. BLP wants to use the cloud to generate more renewable energy, improve efficiency and help rein in the growth of greenhouse gases.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ibm/2014/10/23/how-an-energy-company-is-using-the-cloud-to-create-a-greener-india/

Apple India cracks down misuse of discount programme, terminates contract with reseller

MUMBAI: Apple’s India unit has cracked down on misuse of its discount programme that offers lower prices on computers for students, terminating its contract with a reseller and barring three others from using the sales avenue for the next two years, according to annual filings with the Registrar of Companies. Adiscount of Rs54.48 lakh was inappropriately availed of by a small number of resellers, according to the filing.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/apple-india-cracks-down-misuse-of-discount-programme-terminates-contract-with-reseller/articleshow/44912775.cms

Taiwan Li-ion battery makers look to data center applications

Taiwan-based Li-ion battery module makers, in view of weak global demand for notebooks and slow growth in tablet sales, are looking to new business opportunities from data center UPS systems, according to the makers. Although global demand for smartphones is still growing, a smartphone uses only only one battery module, unlike notebooks which use several, the sources said. In addition, China-based Li-ion battery module makers have been competing for orders from smartphone, tablet and notebook vendors.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141021PD208.html

Super Micro Computer’s (SMCI) CEO Charles Liang on Q1 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Super Micro Computer, Incorporated first quarter 2015 conference call. The company’s news release, issued earlier today, is available from its website at http://www.supermicro.com. In addition, during today’s call, the company will refer to a slide presentation that has been made available to participants, which can be accessed in a downloadable PDF format on its website at http://www.supermicro.com in the Investor Relations section under the Events & Presentations tab.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2580975-super-micro-computers-smci-ceo-charles-liang-on-q1-2015-results-earnings-call-transcript

21Vianet Forms JV With Foxconn For Chinese Data Center

21Vianet and Foxconn have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to establish a joint venture named Smart Time Technologies Limited. The two parties will jointly build and develop a global supply chain for the Internet data center and cloud computing infrastructure markets. In addition, the companies announced they plan to open a 21Vianet-Foxconn Internet infrastructure and engineering technology research and development center. This development is expected to further strengthen the technological collaboration between the two companies.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/10/21/21055-21vianet-forms-jv-with-foxconn-for-chinese-data-center

Xiaomi Moves Overseas Mobile Phone Data Away From Chinese Servers #cloud #cloudcomputing

Hugo Barra, global vice president of Xiaomi, recently issued a statement that claims Xiaomi is moving its international user data from servers in Beijing to U.S. and Singapore. This is reportedly a response to previous incidents which exposed that Xiaomi smartphones automatically returned global user data to Beijing servers. Chinese telecommunications regulations require Chinese companies to store domestic data on local Chinese servers.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/10/28/21076-xiaomi-moves-overseas-mobile-phone-data-away-from-chinese-servers

Datacenter management is important for the IT decisions makers in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: Dell announced the results of its Future Ready IT Survey conducted by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), to identify the key requirements driving IT decision making across the globe. The survey interviewed respondents about the most important IT trends, significance of hyperscale computing, workloads, data center management and converged Infrastructure and how these would play a role in shaping the data center.

http://www.ciol.com/data-center-management-important-decisions-makers-india/

Acer cooperates with Octon to offer enterprise switch solution

Acer on October 14 announced a strategic partnership with Octon, a Cayman Islands-registered Taiwan-based provider of contact center software solutions and services, to launch abPBX plus, a communication switch solution for use by enterprises. With the abPBX plus, enterprises can easily use business social networking, chat rooms, video conferencing and other communication services at low cost, Octon said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141014PD220.html

Dell to open two new datacentres in A/NZ Cloud expansion

Dell is set to open two new Australian datacentres as part of a Cloud expansion plan in partnership with Digital Realty and 6YS. The two new data centres will be located in Sydney and Melbourne, to add to its two existing data centres in Canberra and Brisbane. “As an end-to-end solutions provider, Dell is focused on meeting customer’s evolving needs including demand to have a data centre presence in local geographical proximity to customer operations,” according to a statement.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/557443/dell-open-two-new-datacentres-nz-cloud-expansion/

Amazon Web Services to build two Sydney data centres

Cloud behemoth Amazon Web Services is constructing two large data centres of its own in Sydney, Australia. The builds – which have already moved beyond site selection and design – come just 18 months after the public cloud provider began offering services from racks housed within three co-location facilities in the New South Wales capital.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/396802,amazon-web-services-to-build-two-sydney-data-centres.aspx

Acer working with Panasonic on cloud computing battery management system

Acer reportedly is cooperating with Panasonic to develop a battery management system for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform for Internet of Things (IoT) business opportunities, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Acer declined to comment. Acer is looking to integrate its BYOC platform into Panasonic’s battery management system and offer the solution to electric vehicle vendors. Panasonic provides batteries to EV vendors including Tesla.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141014PD205.html

Google’s public DNS goes offline, from AU

Google’s public domain name system (DNS) service went offline yesterday in South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand regions, affecting a large number of users in the area. Around 10pm AEST, users at the Whirlpool forum reported problems with reaching the Google DNS resolvers at the 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and complained of experiencing packet loss. The outage was confirmed by Yunhong Gu, the team lead of Google’s public DNS, who said the service was off-air for around half an hour at 1100 hours UTC.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/396732,googles-public-dns-goes-offline.aspx

NTU researchers make breakthrough with fast-charge batteries

SINGAPORE: Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in two minutes, and have a lifespan of more than 20 years – 10 times more than existing lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will have a “wide-ranging impact” on all industries, especially for electric vehicles, where consumers are put off by long recharge times and limited battery life, said NTU in a media release issued on Monday (Oct 13).

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/ntu-researchers-make/1412342.html

Google to increase investment in Taiwan cloud data center: report

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Google Inc. is planning to increase its investment in its cloud computing data center in central Taiwan to better capitalize on Asia’s fast-growing Internet communications market, the Economic Daily News reported Wednesday The report said that Google is expected to invest an additional US$100 million to US$200 million in the third phase of the development of the data center, which is located in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park. Google has already invested more than US$600 million in the facility.

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201410080019.aspx