NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

JapanInfo World — NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services’ public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect. The more dependent enterprises become on public clouds, the more dependent they become on a network connection that doesn’t falter. Inconsistent Internet performance has become an impediment to widespread cloud adoption, according to NTT.

Acer reportedly lands server orders from TSMC

TaiwanDigi Times — Acer has reportedly obtained orders for servers used in data centers from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which could affect TSMC’s orders to its original supplier IBM, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Although Lenovo’s share in the server market has quickly picked up from 3% to 8% after acquiring IBM’s x86 server business, some of IBM’s original clients have concerns and have started to look eleswhere for supplies, the sources said.

WTG Opens Global Cloud, Networking Services To Channel Via NTT Partnership

JapanCRN — Telecom master agent and connectivity services distributor World Telecom Group (WTG) is expanding its cloud horizons, starting with an expanded partnership with NTT America, a subsidiary of global telecom behemoth NTT Communications.  Vince Bradley, CEO of Malibu, Calif.-based WTG, said the blockbuster deal opens the door for WTG partners to expand globally into geographic markets that up until now have been unavailable to most of them, such as Asia and South America.

Cloud Plus revenue grows in 2015 financial year

AustraliaMIS Asia — Private Cloud solutions provider, Cloud Plus, has experienced 122 percent revenue growth during 2015 financial year. Founded in 2010, Cloud Plus provides enterprise-grade private cloud solutions in conjunction with partners such as systems integrators, managed service providers, carriers and carriage service providers. During the past 12 months, its partnerships have grown more than 50 percent to 62 across Australia with companies such as Thomas Duryea Consulting, Kiandra IT, Systima, Surety IT and Rivercity Solutions.

Quanta pushing into private cloud solutions for revenue growth

TaiwanWhite-box server vendor Quanta Computer has recently started accelerating its private cloud computing solution development, looking to expand its sales in 2016 and the move is expected to directly affect Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell. Currently, direct supply to Internet service players already account for over 80% of Quanta’s server shipments.

Megaport Offers Interconnection Services to Google Cloud Platform as a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Technology Partner

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 19, 2015 (Antara/PRNewswire) — Megaport, a leading software-based communications provider, announced today that it has become a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Technology Partner to offer interconnection services to Google Cloud Platform. With GCI enabled, Megaport users and affiliates will be able to reach the Google Cloud Platform via Enterprise-grade connections to Google’s network edge, from wherever their data or their consumers reside.

India’s Internet governance model to balance public, private interests

NEW DELHI: India’s Internet governance model will be consistent with the role private firms play in widening Internet’s reach and the pre-eminent role of government in public welfare, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. In recent times, issues related to privacy, content regulation and barrier to access Internet or Internet based services have been in the spotlight.

Virtustream Named a Leader in Hosted Private Cloud Report by Independent Research Firm

Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, today announced that The Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2014, has recognized Virtustream as a Leader in its evaluation of the market. The report details Forrester Research Inc.’s findings on how well each of 16 vendors fulfills enterprise customer requirements to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros select the right partner for their hosted private cloud solution.

KVH Brings New Private Cloud To Market In Japan

Tokyo-based service provider KVH has launched a new cloud-based network virtualization service called Private Cloud Type-S – a new private cloud service. Type-S makes use of Midokura’s MidoNet network virtualization software, which is based on OpenStack and supports software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to provide open and flexible next-generation cloud environments.

Dimension Data Announces Private Network Connection Services

Wellington, 24 March 2014 Dimension Data, the USD5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced the availability of Cloud Private Network Connection (CPNC) as an add-on service for its enterprise-class Public, Private and Managed Hosting cloud offerings. CPNC services allow clients to establish a dedicated network connection between their own network and Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) locations to provide better performance, greater control and security over their data in the cloud.