RCom enterprise arm launches direct access to AWS via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion

IndiaEconomic Times — NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications’ enterprise arm, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched a direct access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion in Sydney, with the ability to establish additional interconnections across multiple locations and offer enterprise customers fast, flexible access to the cloud.

http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/enterprise/enterprise-services/rcom-enterprise-arm-launches-direct-access-to-aws-via-gcxs-cloud-x-fusion/48296260

Amazon’s next big task: Winning the Indian market

IndiaAmazon beat Q2 earnings expectations Thursday afternoon, sending the stock sky-rocketing. Growth in Amazon Web Services, the company’s profitable cloud computing business, soaked up much of the spotlight on the company’s subsequent earnings call, but there was one other topic that investors and analysts kept bringing up: India.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Amazons-next-big-task-Winning-the-Indian-market/articleshow/48213489.cms

Amazon to Build Cloud Data Centers in India

IndiaDatacenter Knowledge — Amazon Web Services announced plans to build cloud data centers in India in 2016. Amazon already has a sizable customer base inside the country being served out of other AWS regions, but the company will build new data centers to better serve local customers with better performance, as well as to appease any data-sovereignty needs some organizations may have.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/06/30/amazon-to-build-cloud-data-centers-in-india/

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. To Boost Investment To Battle Amazon.com, Inc.

ChinaBusiness Finance News — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. steps up as a competitor to Amazon.com, Inc. in the cloud computing industry; announcing its plans to increase its investment in data centers in the Middle East, US, and India. The e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, Aliyun released a “Data Protection Pact,” which entails the expansion into markets beyond China; customers using cloud computing platforms will have “absolute ownership” of their data, along with the right to share, transfer, exchange, delete, and access the content at any time.

http://www.businessfinancenews.com/23224-alibaba-group-boost-investment-to-battle-amazon/

Amazon Web Services announces 2016 India expansion

IndiaEarlier this month Amazon AWS surprised the market with an announcement that it’s planning to launch an AWS region in India in 2016. AWS has been relatively slow to roll out data center regions in the past, so it’s promising to see plans to expand to one of the world’s most populous regions. Let’s analyze the press release in the customary Constellation style: India-based AWS Infrastructure Region will enable customers to run workloads in India and serve Indian end-users with even lower latency.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/amazon-web-services-announces-2016-india-expansion/

Why Yamaha story should scare HP, Dell, Cisco, and other hardware companies

JapanTimes of India — NEW DELHI: “Cloud computing is going to change everything whether you like it or not,” Vimal Thomas, vice president of Yamaha of America tells us. “Get in front of it before it starts landing on top of you.” Thomas ought to know. He completed an unprecedented project to move nearly all of the company’s 200 computer servers to Amazon’s cloud, Amazon Web Services, getting rid of his company’s data centers and saving $500,000 a year in the process.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Why-Yamaha-story-should-scare-HP-Dell-Cisco-and-other-hardware-companies/articleshow/47970548.cms

Amazon to Build Cloud Data Centers in India

IndiaDatacenter Knowledge — Amazon Web Services announced plans to build cloud data centers in India in 2016. Amazon already has a sizable customer base inside the country being served out of other AWS regions, but the company will build new data centers to better serve local customers with better performance, as well as to appease any data-sovereignty needs some organizations may have.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/06/30/amazon-to-build-cloud-data-centers-in-india/

Amazon Web Services to Build Infrastructure Region in India – Analyst Blog

IndiaNasdaq — India’s e-commerce market has been expanding rapidly over the past few years, with consumers turning more and more to the Internet to shop for their needs. Online retailing giant Amazon.com Inc. is well aware of this fact and therefore has been investing heavily in the market. India, with a huge population of 1.2 billion, has encouraging demographics and the economy is also improving as a result of the investment friendly approach of the new government.

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/amazon-web-services-to-build-infrastructure-region-in-india-analyst-blog-cm492254

Amazon’s cloud computing development challenges Alibaba

IndiaWant China Times — Although Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has not yet opened operations in the US, the rapid development of US e-retailer Amazon, particularly in cloud computing, poses a great challenge to Alibaba, the Shanghai-based China Business News reported. Alibaba created a miracle in September 2014 as its shares soared 38% on its first trading day after a record-breaking initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The rise in its stocks sent the company’s value to over US$231 billion, exceeding the combined market capitalizations of Amazon and eBay, the two leading US e-commerce companies.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150701000038

Amazon Will Expand Its AWS Cloud Services To India In 2016

IndiaTech Crunch — Amazon is continuing to push its AWS business in Asia after it announced plans to expand its cloud computing platform to India next year. The AWS foray into India follows the service’s localization in China last year, and it comes at a time when India’s startup scene is growing at speed. The country’s biggest players — which include billion dollar e-commerce platforms Snapdeal and Flipkart, Alibaba-backed mobile wallet Paytm and Uber rival Ola — are scaling at rapid clip, and with that comes increasingly complicated server and infrastructure demands which Amazon hopes a localized AWS service can cover.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/29/amazon-aws-india-2016/

China welcomes full foreign ownership for some e-commerce firms

ChinaThe Chinese government says it is allowing foreign companies to fully own some e-commerce businesses in the country, as it looks to bolster overseas investment and boost market competition. Effective immediately, the new ruling applied to “online data handling and trade handling services, though, no details were provided on how existing e-commerce operators would be impacted, reported Reuters.

India Post readies for more tie-ups with e-commerce firms

IndiaMUMBAI: When did you last remember a postman knocking at you door? Even though it’s hard to recall such an incident, your friendly neighbourhood postman may now appear at your doorstep more often, delivering a book or a gadget bought on an e-commerce portal. The department of posts now delivers more than two lakh e-commerce parcels daily, double of what it used to a year ago, according to a national estimate. “E-commerce fulfillment (shipping) is a big business opportunity for us,” said Ashok Kumar Dash, chief postmaster general (Maharashtra Circle), India Post.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/India-Post-readies-for-more-tie-ups-with-e-commerce-firms/articleshow/47676091.cms

Amazon India sets up call centres for merchants

IndiaMUMBAI: Amazon India has set up a call centre with a difference. While most e-commerce companies have call centres to connect with customers, the Indian arm of the United States-based e-tailer has come up with one to deal exclusively with merchants, as increasing the number of sellers in a marketplace becomes the next battlefront in online retail business.  For Amazon, too, this is the first call centre of its kind anywhere in the world. The company has had to adopt the marketplace model to find its way around India’s regulations governing foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Amazon-India-sets-up-call-centres-for-merchants/articleshow/47441721.cms

SBI ties up with Amazon India

IndiaNEW DELHI: The State Bank of India (SBI) and Amazon.in have signed a pact to identify areas of cooperation to build a digital India which meets the aspirations of the next generation of customers and small businesses. SBI and Amazon.in will develop trusted and frictionless payments and commerce solutions for customers and small businesses, capitalizing on the exponential growth in internet penetration to drive the adoption of e-commerce and m-commerce in India, a statement said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/SBI-ties-up-with-Amazon-India/articleshow/47367590.cms

Alibaba, Amazon, Microsoft main players in cloud market: columnist

ChinaAmazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are set to become the three leaders in the global cloud computing market, according to Chinese columnist Liu Kuang. Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud division recently set up operations in Silicon Valley in California and in Dubai, while rival cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, are expanding in China, Liu said. Aliyun, which controls nearly 25% of the cloud computing market in China, is the market leader in China and the main obstacle to the expansion of Amazon and Microsoft there, Liu said.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150519000037

Qantas.com begins transition to AWS

AustraliaQantas has begun the process of transitioning its entire website to the Amazon Web Services cloud, CTO Chris Taylor revealed this morning at Sydney’s AWS Summit. The airline began exploring cloud computing as a platform for Qantas.com – which takes up to a million bookings every day – more than a year ago. Taylor said the shift has now begun in earnest after he became “absolutely confident” that it would not fail once it was deployed.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/402996,qantascom-begins-transition-to-aws.aspx

Cloud giant eyes public and private sectors, from Korea

KoreaAmazon Web Service (AWS), the world’s leading cloud service provider, showed confidence that Korea’s conservative public organizations and financial institutions will adopt its cloud service. “It is quite possible that the nation’s public organizations and financial institutions will introduce AWS cloud services once we can handle their issues related to regulations and compliances,” AWS Korea’s managing director Doug Yeum said during a press conference in Seoul, Monday.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/04/133_177414.html

Amazon India launching new website for wholesalers

IndiaBENGALURU: Amazon India is inviting small and medium businesses to procure supplies from a new website beginning this week, the first country outside the US where the e-commerce major is offering the service.  The pilot service will be tested in Bengaluru before being offered in other cities, marking the entry of the Seattle-based company into wholesale e-commerce, an online business segment where foreign direct investment is permitted in India.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Amazon-India-launching-new-website-for-wholesalers/articleshow/46998369.cms

Amazon India to set up largest warehouse in Hyderabad

IndiaHYDERABAD: Announcing the largest investment in India so far, online retail giant Amazon on Wednesday said it would open a Fulfilment Centre (FC), its largest warehouse in the country, near Hyderabad.  Coming up near Kottur, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, the FC will be spread over 280,000 square feet and will be operational from May this year.This is the largest investment in infrastructure in any state in India by Amazon. However, the quantum of investment has not been revealed.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Amazon-India-to-set-up-largest-warehouse-in-Hyderabad/articleshow/46852343.cms

Xiaomi ropes in Amazon, Snapdeal; ends exclusive tie-up with Flipkart

IndiaNEW DELHI: Chinese phone maker Xiaomi Tuesday ended its exclusive partnership with Flipkart and joined hands with new online partners Amazon and Snapdeal to sell its products in the country. Xiaomi’s India head Manu Jain announced these new partnerships on Twitter and tweeted that customers can now purchase Mi products from Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon, The Mobile Stores and Airtel India stores.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/xiaomi-ropes-in-amazon-snapdeal-ends-exclusive-tie-up-with-flipkart/articleshow/46836378.cms