KVH Delivers Ultra-Low Latency Exchange-to-Exchange Connectivity with “JPX-SGX Co-Location Direct”

JapanKVH Co., Ltd., Asia’s leading Information Delivery Platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, today announced an agreement to launch “JPX-SGX Co-Location Direct”, an exchange-to-exchange ultra-low latency connectivity solution between two of Asia’s premier stock exchanges, Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (JPX) and Singapore Exchange (SGX). The service is a result of a strategic alliance between these two exchanges.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3288359

Melbourne IT services struggle under major firewall issue

Australia’s largest web registry Melbourne IT has suffered ongoing network issues over the past week related to an issue with the company’s firewall that resulted in it dropping up to half its data packets. The service degradation issues started last Wednesday at the same time as the company struggled with a separate email delivery issue as well as difficulties migrating users off its legacy platform and onto that of its subsidiary NetRegistry, which it purchased for $50 million in February last year.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/399568,melbourne-it-services-struggle-under-major-firewall-issue.aspx

Level 3 to Enhance Networking Capabilities and Resilience in Singapore

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has launched two additional points-of-presence (PoPs) in Singapore to address the growing demand for enhanced network and cloud connectivity within the Southeast Asian business hub. The PoPs feature access to Level 3’s global network and extensive portfolio of Internet protocol (IP), virtual private network (VPN), content delivery network (CDN), broadcast (Vyvx), cloud and collaboration solutions.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3280374

Day-long outage for Westpac online banking

Westpac has experienced its second major systems outage since debuting its new online and mobile banking platform just over a year ago, after an overnight system upgrade downed online banking for most of Sunday. Scheduled maintenance on Westpac’s Live platform had been due to run from 11:00pm January 17th to 8:00am the following morning, but users found mobile and online banking remained inaccessible as they woke up on Sunday.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/399478,day-long-outage-for-westpacs-online-banking.aspx

Service Market for Data Center Will Grow at 15.08% CAGR from 2014 to 2019 Say a New Research Report

DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The global services market for data center is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 15.08% from 2014 to 2019. Although the mature markets (such as the U.S. and the U.K.) hold larger shares in the services market for data center, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 18.73% during the forecast period. The growth of the data center asset management market is driven by factors such as soaring demand and requirement of improved and efficient data center operability, and energy efficiency solutions.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3280022

Quanta, Wiwynn not in hurry to join China data center competition

Although China is currently seeing strong demand for cloud computing data centers, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, a server brand subsidiary of Wistron are not in a hurry to strive for related orders and will continue to devote their efforts to meeting demand from clients in Europe and North America because China-based server players such as Inspur and Sugon have been competing for orders with cheap solutions, according to sources from the server supply chain.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150115PD202.html

Grand Ming Tops Out 15-Story Data Center Tower in Hong Kong

Grand Ming Group has finished construction of a 15-story data center tower in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong. This is the second high rise the Hong Kong construction company has converted into a data center. The Asia Pacific region has some of the world’s fastest growing data center markets, and Hong Kong is one of them. Lots of companies that use data center services are located in places like Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, but these business centers also serve as data center hubs that serve customers in other parts of the region.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/01/14/grand-ming-tops-out-15-story-hong-kong-data-center-tower/

Telstra power outage downs BigPond services

A power outage at one of Telstra’s data centres shuttered internet services to BigPond customers for up to four hours this morning. BigPond ADSL customers across Australia began complaining of difficulties connecting to the internet at around 6am today. The telco’s support line struggled to cope under the influx of callers, pushing wait times to over an hour.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/399364,telstra-power-outage-downs-bigpond-services.aspx

Maybank junks outsourcing; brings IT operations in-house, from SG

After 10 years of outsourcing its IT infrastructure, Maybank, a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) in Singapore, needed to bring back the IT infrastructure and operations in-house to better support the business’ goals and objectives. At the same time, the existing data center was facing capacity limitation and it was timely to look for a new data center solution that could not only meet the business’ needs but also the regulatory expectations on improved service-level agreement.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/maybank-junks-outsourcing-brings-it-operations-house.1421114781

Repair of AAG submarine cable to be completed on January 23

It is expected that the cable repair vessel will approach the broken segment at 1am on January 15 and the cable will be fixed completely at 2pm on January 23. By that time Internet connection from Vietnam to other countries will be 100% restored. The AAG submarine cable was cut at 8:04 am on January 5, at a point about 117km from the landing station in Vung Tau.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/120729/repair-of-aag-submarine-cable-to-be-completed-on-january-23.html

Heatwave, Cooling Failure Bring iiNet Data Center Down in Perth

A data center in Western Australia was knocked offline due to equipment failure and record-breaking temperatures in the area. A heatwave that caused outside temperatures to rise to about 112F brought internet service provider iiNet‘s data center down. Those that operate data centers are very familiar with the importance of cooling. Servers can give off tremendous heat, and lack of adequate cooling can lead to disastrous results.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/01/06/heatwave-cooling-failure-bring-iinet-data-center-down-in-perth/

Quanta, Wiwynn to set up data center server factories in Europe, Mexico

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer, in view of large potential demand for servers used in cloud computing data centers in Europe and North America, will set up a server factory in Germany, while Wiwynn, ODM Wistron’s subsidiary specifically responsible for producing and marketing servers, will do so in Mexico and Czech, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150108PD210.html

Quanta, Wiwynn to see significant growth in 2015 direct-account server shipments

Taiwan-based notebook ODM Quanta Computer and Wiwynn, Taiwan-based ODM Wistron’s subsidiary specifically responsible for direct-account (white-box) sale of servers, are expected to see direct-account shipments of servers in 2015 significantly increase on year mainly due to fast growing demand for use in Internet data centers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150106PD215.html

Dell Korea vows double-digit growth in server business

Dell Korea said Wednesday it will continue double-digit growth in the server business year amid a slowdown in the global market. “We recorded double-digit growth last year despite the report by global market researcher International Data Corporation (IDC) that the server market size has decreased compared to the previous year,” said Dell Korea Vice President Kim Sung-joon during a press conference at the Dell Server Solution Seminar 2015 at the COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, Wednesday.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/01/133_171272.html

Report: Google Plans $66M Taiwan Data Center Investment

Google is planning to invest an additional $66.4 million into its data center in Taiwan’s Changhua County, one of two Google data centers in Asia. A government investment commission announced it approved the Mountain View, California-based Internet giant’s investment proposal in late December, Focus Taiwan reported. Local press reported that the company was planning a major data center expansion at the site in October.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/01/05/google-data-center-in-taiwan-to-get-66m-in-additional-investment/

iiNet’s Perth data centre melts in heatwave

ISP iiNet shut down systems at about 4:30pm AEDST yesterday in an attempt to bring additional cooling online at its Perth data centre as the facility sweated through a day that peaked at almost 45C. Internet services for customers outside of Western Australia were affected, along with email and VPS services, the company’s corporate websites and “a number of internal tools”.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/399128,iinets-perth-data-centre-melts-in-heatwave.aspx

Reports: North Korea’s Internet access, mobile networks down

North Korea is reportedly suffering Internet and mobile phone service outages Saturday, as the country lashes out against the U.S. government and President Barack Obama. Late Saturday local time, Internet access faltered for the few North Koreans who can go online, and the country’s 3G mobile network also malfunctioned, according to multiple reports citing Chinese news agency Xinhua.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/563069/reports-north-korea-internet-access-mobile-networks-down/

Commentary: Competition in cloud server market heating up, from TW

Since server products have longer product life cycles than PCs and smartphones, global server shipments have been hovering around 10 million units a year for some time. However, the industry is set for more volatile changes in 2015 following the establishment of a server joint venture by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Foxconn Electronics in May 2014. The non-equity joint venture means that the cooperation between HP and Foxconn is more like a contractual relationship, rather than ownership sharing, and that the joint venture aims to optimize resources available at the two companies to enhance competitiveness in the server segment.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141223PD212.html

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.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141219PR205.html

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.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/government-explores-use-of-third-party-cloud-data-centres-to-cut-costs/articleshow/45568844.cms