AWS Zocalo comes to Sydney

Amazon Web Services has made its new Zocalo collaboration and file sharing service available in Sydney from today. A representative for AWS announced the availability in the web services giant’s developer forums (registration required). Until today, local Zocalo users had been hosted on the Oregon AWS instance on the West Coast of the United States.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/398659,aws-zocalo-comes-to-sydney.aspx

Microsoft And AWS Pass Singapore Security Standard

Microsoft has received the Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Standard for Singapore (SS 584) Level-1 certification for Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Office 365 family of Web services. It is chasing Amazon, which has already received the higher level-3 certification for its Amazon Web Services (AWS). A cloud security standard, MTCS SS was developed by the Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC) in Singapore and published in November 2013.

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/focus/archive/2014/11/microsoft-and-aws-pass-singapore-security-standard

Pacnet Enables Hybrid IT Environment Deployment with AWS Direct Connect

TAG indexHONG KONG – Pacnet announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect, giving customers the opportunity to leverage its network and data center infrastructure to establish dedicated private network connections to build and manage hybrid cloud computing deployments. The AWS Direct Connect service with Pacnet will allow customers the ability to dynamically manage application workloads across the AWS cloud and their private IT environments.

http://myhostnews.com/2014/04/pacnet-enables-hybrid-it-environment-deployment-with-aws-direct-connect/

CloudOpt Expands Data Acceleration Service for Amazon Web Services in Asia

CloudOpt™, experts in WAN optimization for the cloud, today announced that Speed-as-a-Service™, the innovative service that delivers the most cost-effective and easy to use data acceleration solution for the cloud, has expanded availability to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Asia Pacific Singapore and Tokyo Regions. Currently available in Amazon’s US East, US West, European Union and Asia Pacific Sydney regions, CloudOpt has expanded to all of AWS’s Asia Pacific regions in response to growing market demand. Empowering AWS customers by dramatically accelerating the movement of data to or from the AWS cloud, Speed-as-a-Service has helped companies reduce data transfer times and costs by up to 90%.

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/02/19/cloudopt-expands-data-acceleration-service-amazon-web-services-asia