Inside HPC — In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing Worldreports on how China’s commercial supercomputer manufacturers are seeking export markets with the support of their Government. Big data, cloud computing, and the servers to run the internet, are all targets in an export drive by Chinese supercomputing manufacturers whose ambitions reach far beyond China and beyond high performance computing.
Datacenter Knowledge — Microsoft has brought online three cloud data centers in India to improve performance of Azure services for customers in the country. The Redmond, Washington, company becomes first of the top US public cloud providers to offer services in India from local data centers. Amazon Web Services does not have an availability zone in India – although it is currently building a cloud data center there, which it plans to bring online next year – and neither does Google Cloud Platform.
IT Wire — Global SaaS provider of secure enterprise content collaboration solutions, Intralinks, is to offer its solutions at a new data centre in Australia using HP products and technology. The new data centre, featuring the HP Helion OpenStack Platform, will deliver secure enterprise content collaboration capabilities to address what Intralinks says is growing customer demand for solutions that maintain compliance with national data sovereignty laws and regulations.
Myanmar Times — The cloud and data centre firm – now moving into the Myanmar Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Park’s Building 17 – is pumping more than US$1 million into the country’s burgeoning information technology market. “In the initial phase we are putting at least $1 million into the project, and then we hope to expand in the years to come, to double the size to support the demand,” said TrueIDC Thailand’s general manager Thanasorn Jaidee.
Business Cloud News — Telefónica and China Unicom have agreed to share their international data centre capacity for multinational clients across Europe, The Americas and Asia. The initial agreement covers three major data centres from each operator but, the companies say, this could be the first step towards larger scale cloud cooperation.
Enterprise Tech — Cisco Systems continues to expand its considerable presence in China despite growing friction between U.S. high-tech companies and the government of Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the eve of President Xi’s visit to the U.S., Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provided more details about a joint venture with Chinese cloud computing and datacenter company Inspur Group. The Chinese server maker is the primary vendor behind the Tianhe-2, the world’s fastest supercomputer.
The Stack — Agility is not a new concept in the IT industry. However, the proliferation of cloud computing has shone a spotlight on how technology is enabling companies to be more agile. When CIOs and CTOs refer to agility in the context of cloud computing, it can mean two things. The first is a reference to cloud agility in the technological sense: The ability to achieve true cloud agility is tied to the rapid deployment of computer resources.
The Register — Cisco has revealed the first concrete outcome of its new China strategy, inking a deal with the server maker best known for helping build the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. The Borg has long complained that China has been getting in the way of growth. Most recently, the company sent the broom through its executive suites before announcing a US$10 billion plan to revitalise the region.
Telecom Asia — The future of data centers in Thailand depends on deregulation and government acting only as catalyst and not directly investing in the sector, a conference heard. TCC Technology and C-ASEAN hosted a seminar on the future of the data center in Bangkok, with many tech sector speakers calling for a hands-off light touch approach when it came to regulation followed by an afternoon session of financial market regulators that showed a high level of risk aversion and a clear mistrust of public cloud.
PRNewswire — LONDON: New trends and technologies will drive the Global Managed Services Market to $229.59 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 10.20%, from estimate of $128.19 billion in 2014. Most of the organizations have integrated managed services with their IT strategies. The service providers have experienced increase in their profits and service use with managed mobility, managed security, managed network and many other managed services. A clear vision and strategic objectives for managed services will make organizations more beneficial.
Digi Times — Average contract prices for server DRAM chips have fallen 15% since the beginning of the third quarter, due to weak demand, according to DRAMeXchange. Shipments of branded enterprise servers have decelerated and even dropped due to a weak global economy and currency rate fluctuations, DRAMeXchange indicated. These factors, together with lackluster demand for all types of DRAM, are driving down server DRAM prices.
Datacenter Dynamics — DatacenterDynamics was celebrating the best examples of data center engineering and management across South-East Asia, at a glittering gala dinner at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Wednesday. The DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards, taking place during the Singapore Data Center Week, are part of a unique event series that provides worldwide recognition to outstanding individuals, teams and projects.
PRNewswire — SINGAPORE: Huawei has been honored with The Enterprise Data Center, The Internet Data Center and The Modular Deployment awards at the DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards 2015. This awards ceremony was held on September 16th at the Marina Bay Sands, as part of Singapore Data Center Week. Winning the Enterprise Data Center Award was Huawei Langfang Cloud Data Center.
IT News — Data centre operator Equinix will invest US$28 million (A$39 million) into expanding its Melbourne ME1 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre to offer an extra 750 cabinets by the first quarter of next year. Equinix said the investment was in response to increasing demand from enterprises for cloud service in Melbourne, citing Telsyte figures that predicted the local infrastructure-as-a-service market would grow from $366 million this year to $775 million in 2019.
Datacenter Dynamics — Opening the second Singapore Data Center Week (SDCW), experts said that Singapore and the surrounding region will be crucial in the development of data centers worldwide. Around 600 million people live in South East Asia – that’s double the population of the US. Due to a thriving demand for data center space, the region is predicted to have an $8 billion data center market by 2020.
Datacenter Dynamics — Data center failures are happening too often, according to a presentation at DCD SE Asia in Singapore, and the reason is a lack of information sharing. Recent data center failures have included the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX, which had a major outage in 2014 due to a combination of factors), but this event was an exception, according to Ed Ansett of i3 Solutions, one of the experts called in to consult the organization after it happened.
Digital News Asia — MALAYSIAN Green Technology Corp (GreenTech Malaysia) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Green Data Center LLP and Computer Recovery Facility Sdn Bhd that it hopes will lead to greater energy efficiency in the data centre sector. This was one of a few MoUs that GreenTech Malaysia signed with leading specialists in the fields of electric mobility, energy efficiency and air quality at the 6th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) in Kuala Lumpur.
Telecom Asia — Alibaba’s computing unit AliCloud opened its eighth data center on Tuesday. With the facility at Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang province, the company aims to set new benchmark in energy efficiency and data center technologies. Dedicated for Alibaba’s IaaS public cloud offering, Aliyun, the new data center is an 11-floor building providing 30,000m2 of floor space. With five floors of data hall space, the data center has a capacity to hold 50,000 servers. The project is a partnership with local data center facility provider Waton Cloud Data.
Datacenter Knowledge — Trading companies using colocation services in the Singapore data center operated by the Singapore Exchange now have the option to connect directly to the market data platform by the New York-based media giant Thomson Reuters. Singapore is already one of Asia’s primary business and telecommunications hubs, and as its importance continues to grow, so do the local data center infrastructure needs of companies both foreign and domestic.
MIS Asia — Malaysian IT solutions distributor ECS ICT has signed with Veeam Software (Veeam) to offer data centre availability solutions to approved Veeam Resellers, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, ECS Pericomp. ECS ICT chief executive officer Soong Jan Hsung said: “With the challenging environment, corporations will have to maintain an ‘always-on’ business, hence our partnership with Veeam is timely.”