Worldwide integrated infrastructure and platform revenues increase 28.1% in 3Q14, says IDC, from TW

The worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market increased revenues by 28.1% on year to US$2.3 billion during the third quarter of 2014, according to the IDC. The market generated more than 898PB (petabytes) of new storage capacity shipments during the quarter, which was up 46.6% compared to same period a year ago.

Government explores use of third-party cloud data centres to cut costs, from IN

NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: The Centre is exploring the use of third-party cloud data centres with companies such as NetMagic and Microsoft that will form the backbone of its Digital India initiative as it increasingly adopts cloud technology for faster delivery and looks to reduce hardware procurement costs. The chief executive of NetMagic, Sharad Sanghi told ETthat the company has held discussions with the information technology ministry, which is looking at adopting cloud not just for people services but also some of the government projects.

Akamai Opens Japan Data Center To Ward Off DDoS

Akamai Technologies has opened a new data center in Japan as part of an on-going expansion of its global network to fight distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks are designed to render websites unavailable either by an overwhelming flood of fake requests, or with the use of malicious requests which exploit legacy protocols and programming weaknesses.

Business software vendor SAP looks to team up with Taiwan cloud data centers

Enterprise software and service provider SAP is looking to sign a number of strategic alliance agreements with Taiwan-based cloud data centers in 2005, driven by growing demand for cloud applications from small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), according Janice Lai, general manager of SAP Taiwan. SAP has been deepening its deployments in Taiwan for years, focusing on helping not only large-scale enterprises to strive for innovation and upgrades but also catering to the need of SMEs, Lai said.

Taiwan’s Foxconn Patents Solar-Powered Data Center Container

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group, which produces everything from Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Xbox One to HP servers, has patented two data center containers, each with a different cooling system, and a system for powering containers with solar panels. In addition to manufacturing HP’s commodity x86 servers for web-scale data centers, Foxconn also produces HP’s data center modules called EcoPod. But the original design manufacturer has also been growing its own data center container business.

Quanta, Wiwynn to achieve 2014 server business goals

Wistron’s white-box server subsidiary Wiwynn and Quanta Computer are expected to achieve their server business goals for 2014, but in anticipation of growing competition in the server market in 2015, the two players have already stepped up efforts looking to expand their shipments, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

OpenText’s Japan data centers to offer managed services in Asia-Pacific

OpenText has opened two new data centers to support its OpenText Trading Grid  and OpenText Managed Services customers across Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Located in Tokyo and Osaka, the new facilities provide customers with the unparalleled reliability, performance and scalability required for the real-time delivery of information across a global business network.

Digitimes Research: US server vendors see growing threat from China competitors

With the server market’s rapid growth and the China government’s aggressive efforts to build up the country’s server industry, China-based server brand vendors have all seen their annual shipment growths surpassing 50% in the past few years. As Lenovo completed the acquisition of IBM’s server business in September of 2014, Digitimes Research expects the strong growth to continue in 2015.

TCCT, 1-Net sign up UIH for secure data centers

TCC Technology  of Thailand and 1-Net of Singapore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Information Highway UIH) to enable stable connectivity via UIH’s secured network. TCCT and 1-Net will combine their marketing activities to resale each other’s data center via UIH’s high-speed fiber network and core nodes to connect between Bangkok and Singapore gateways, providing international voice, data, and other telecommunication services.

Indian state decides not to share existing data centre

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which has recently been split into a new governmental unit, has decided it needs to procure its own data centre. Until June this year the state was a larger entity incorporating the now separate state of Telangana. It had an existing data centre in the joint capital Hyderabad, which it shares with Telangana, but has decided to create its own central state repository.

HK firms lost US$2.2 billion from data loss and downtime: EMC

More than half (57 percent) of the enterprises in Hong Kong experienced data loss and downtime in the last twelve months, causing a total loss of US$2.2 billion. These were the findings from EMC Corporation’s ‘Global Data Protection Index’. The study surveyed 3,300 IT decision makers from mid-size to enterprise-class businesses across 24 countries, of which 125 respondents were from Hong Kong.

China Server Shipments Up 15.63% In Q3 2014

Server hardware shipments in the Chinese market increased by 15.63% year-on-year, according to latest data from Gartner. Market research firm Gartner recently published a report on the server market for the third quarter of 2014 which showed the global server shipment increased by 1% year-on-year to 2.53 million units, showing weak growth. Among various regional markets, only China maintained a high growth rate of 15.63% and the total shipments reached 498,000 units.

Data centre outage hits all Queensland hospitals

Queensland’s hospitals and health services are without access to key systems and have been forced in some instances to revert to paper-based processes after a routine upgrade in the health department’s core Brisbane data centre went awry. On Wednesday afternoon, Queensland Health issued a public advisory explaining that a data centre issue meant that all the state’s hospitals were turning to “contingency plans” to maintain services in the absence of a number of clinical systems.,data-centre-outage-hits-all-queensland-hospitals.aspx

Microsoft readies Aussie data centres for Office 365

Microsoft will go live with locally hosted Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online by the end of March 2015. The software-as-a-service applications will be hosted from within Microsoft’s two existing data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, which launched in October to house Azure Australia. According to Microsoft, local hosting will “provide customers with faster performance, offer geo-redundant backup and help address data residency considerations”.,office-365-to-go-live-from-aussie-data-centres.aspx

Dubber adds NTT ICT Solutions to partner network

Cloud-based technology provider, Crucible Gold’s (ASX:CUG) new IT business focus, Dubber, has added NTT Com ICT Solutions to its line-up of system integrators. The Dubber technology suite provides cloud-based call recording and audio asset management. The agreement provides a path to NTT ICT’s extensive enterprise clients and strengthens Dubber’s system integrator network; enabling Dubber’s management to focus on revenue growth while ensuring the scalability of operations in areas of deployment and support.

Investors swarm as Keppel DC REIT sells 261.1m shares at $0.93 per share

53,763,000 units are offered to the public. With a market capitalisation at listing of approximately S$821.1 million, Keppel DC REIT will be the first data centre real estate investment trust (“REIT”) to be listed in Asia, making it a milestone listing on the SGX-ST. According to a media release by Keppel, as the first data centre REIT listed in Asia, Keppel DC REIT will give investors a unique opportunity to invest, through the IPO Portfolio, in the rising demand for data centres,,,

Data loss and downtime costs Aussie business $US55 billion in 2014

Australian businesses lost more than $US55 billion to data loss and downtime costs in 2014, according to the EMC Global Data Protection Index. This compared to the average of $US34 billion across the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. Global data loss is up by 400 per cent since 2012, while, surprisingly, 78 per cent of Australian organisations are still not fully confident in their ability to recover after a disruption.

Singapore firms lost more than S$1.3b from data loss, downtime in past year: Study

SINGAPORE: Singapore businesses have lost more than US$1 billion (S$1.31 billion) in the past year from data loss and downtime, according to a global IT study released on Wednesday (Dec 3). The study by IT services firm EMC showed that 66 per cent of businesses here have experienced data loss or downtime in the last 12 months. It surveyed 3,300 IT decision makers from businesses in 24 countries, including 125 from Singapore, between August and September this year.

Quanta Computer, Wiwynn eye server orders from large retail chains

As large retail chains including Walmart, Best Buy and Target plan to set up data centers to operate e-commerce, server makers Quanta Computer and Wiwynn are looking to land orders based on their lower prices compared to brand vendors’ quotes, according to industry sources. The sources pointed out that the retail chains have all been aggressively expanding their e-commerce business coverage, especially Walmart, which is seeing its sales from the e-commerce segment grow rapidly and is gradually becoming a threat to Amazon.

KVH and Cyan Recognized for Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year in Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards

KVH Co., Ltd., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, announced today that the company, together with its technical partner, Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), has won the Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year award in this year’s Telecom Asia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards. This award recognizes KVH and Cyan’s collaboration on KVH etherXEN as the best Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year for its scalability, virtual functionality, SDN capabilities, management, global reach and as a solution central to the delivery of Carrier Ethernet.