Quanta partners with Cisco to push cloud medical services

TaiwanDigi Times — Quanta Computer has partnered with Cisco to provide hardware- and software-integrated services to hospitals and clinics. Quanta will combine its QOCA medical platform, which it developed jointly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Cisco’s cloud computing solutions and the services have already been adopted by several hospitals in Taiwan and are also targeting the China market.


CC-Link Partner Association Brings on Cisco as Board Member

JapanThe Nagoya, Japan-based CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), whose objective is to promote the widespread use of the Ethernet-based industrial open network CC-Link IE, has announced that Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) will join the CLPA as a new board member. The two organizations will collaborate on promoting solutions based on CC-Link IE. Cisco’s participation in the CLPA will also include driving technology in the greater Asia Pacific for industrial environments such as manufacturing.


Tagging Data For Exchange

APACLife Hacker — As the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, May-Ann Lim works with a number of the largest cloud service providers in the region, dealing with all sorts of different issues. The association’s mission is to be the voice of the technology community and accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the APAC region. As an independent body, the ACCA’s membership includes major companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and EMC.


India an example for world in digitization: John Chambers

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: “Call me John please,” John Chambers, 65, requested a journalist who addressed him as “Mr Chambers” at the press conference in New Delhi last week. Chambers is easily one of the most affable and engaging CEOs you will come across. At media meets, he makes it a point to go over to every single journalist in the room to introduce himself and hand over a visiting card.


India an example for world in digitization: John Chambers

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: “Call me John please,” John Chambers, 65, requested a journalist who addressed him as “Mr Chambers” at the press conference in New Delhi last week. Chambers is easily one of the most affable and engaging CEOs you will come across. At media meets, he makes it a point to go over to every single journalist in the room to introduce himself and hand over a visiting card.


Cisco Will Plunge Over USD10 Billion Into China

China.gifWith heat bearing down on their necks in China from local competitors Huawei and ZTE, Cisco has decided to invest more into their China operations. The U.S.-based company plans to invest over USD10 billion in China over the next few years to support local innovation with a series of strategic measures. Cisco made this promise during the China visit of its chairman and current CEO John Chambers and its soon-to-be CEO Chuck Robbins.


Cisco to invest $60 million to start India expansion

IndiaNEW DELHI: Cisco has announced a slew of investments for the Indian market. The networking giant who has been vocal about playing a big role in initiatives like Smart Cities and Digital India has announced a number of local initiatives including a move towards manufacturing in India. John Chambers, The outgoing CEO of Cisco who has also met PM Narendra Modi a couple of times during his India visits said that Digital India represented an opportunity of $511 billion across public and private sector.


PM Narendra Modi asked us to make India our home: Cisco head John Chambers

IndiaNEW DELHI: Global head of US technology giant Cisco today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the company’s manufacturing and business commitment for India under ‘Digital India’ programme. “We met Prime Minister this morning and he was very clear about his vision for people and how technology can change life of individuals here.” “India is our second headquarter and Prime Minister today said that make it your home,” Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John Chambers said here.


Cisco China: Technology Giant Unveils Ten Billion Dollar Plan Exclusively For Growth In The Region

ChinaCisco Systems Inc. has confirmed massive Cisco China growth plans as the technology company has said that it will be looking to make investments and partnerships in the region worth $10 billion.  According to a report on WN, the management of Cisco Systems Inc. has announced ambitious plans of growth in the Chinese market that would involve seeking investment and making partnerships of more than ten billion dollars in the years to come.


Worldwide server shipments grow 13% in 1Q15, while revenues increase 17.9%, says Gartner, from TW

TaiwanIn the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13% on year, while revenues increased 17.9% from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. “The first quarter of 2015 was a particularly strong start to the year, with the strongest shipment growth since the third quarter of 2010, when the market was recovering from the downturn. It was also the second-largest-volume quarter ever,” said Adrian O’Connell, research director at Gartner.


Telin Singapore gets Cisco WebEx accreditation, first in APAC

IndonesiaTELEKOMUNIKASI Indonesia International Pte Ltd (Telin Singapore), a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, said it was the first in Asia Pacific to be certified a Cisco Systems Inc authorised technology provider for WebEx. With that, Telin Singapore has unveiled new business offerings to help telecommunication service providers and enterprise clients add automation to their Cisco web conference services-based clouds, it said in a statement.


Quanta Computer exclusively supplies VCE with servers used in VxRack System, say Taiwan makers

TaiwanQuanta Computer has become VCE’s exclusive supplier of servers used in its VxRack System, a hyper-converged rack-scale system for private cloud applications unveiled by VCE in early May, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. However, Quanta declined to comment on the report. VCE is a joint venture set up by EMC and Cisco Systems mainly for integrating EMC-developed storage equipment, Cisco-developed servers and VMware-developed virtualization software to provide private cloud computing solutions for enterprise users.


Silicon Cloud, Cisco push IoT design boundaries in Singapore

SingaporeSilicon Cloud International, a company that delivers secure and private cloud computing infrastructure, revealed that its second cloud centre has been operational in Singapore since March 2015. The cloud centre promises to offer a modern design enablement infrastructure and framework for Internet of Things (IoT) node designs. The cloud hardware is hosted in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and will support IoT research and design worldwide. To establish this centre, Silicon Cloud has received funding from SPRING Singapore’s Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme and equipment from Cisco.


Telstra flags more Aussie regions for public cloud

AustraliaTelstra is hoping to add new ‘regions’ for the OpenStack-based public cloud service it hosts as part of the Cisco Intercloud network, flagging a future presence for the service in a second Melbourne data centre and potentially in Sydney. The telco signed a deal in April 2014 for Cisco to build and operate a cloud computing service from inside Telstra data centres. The service runs on Cisco hardware and RedHat’s supported version of OpenStack.


Cisco urges telecom firms to tackle inefficiency

KoreaCisco Korea said Wednesday SK Telecom and other telecom companies should cope with inefficient network business structures through virtualization technology to effectively compete with global players. “Local telecom service providers are ill-positioned. They are relatively inefficient and slow as they have operated separate networks for fixed-line connections, mobile customers, business-to-business and media due to technological limits,” Cisco Korea’s systems engineer and manager Sean Wang said at a press conference Wednesday.


Cisco commentary on Singapore’s Budget 2015

SingaporeAng Thiam Guan (T.G.), Managing Director for Cisco in Singapore and Brunei, shares his opinions on the recent announcements made during Singapore’s annual Budget statement on Monday (23 February 2015). In order for Singapore to retain its competitiveness on the global stage, it is critical for us to augment our innovativeness and value-creation initiatives with a future-ready workforce. In the coming years, our nation will have an immense need for skilled talents who are able to employ technologies that enable, analyse and protect connectivity as we strive to become the world’s Smart Nation.


Asia Pacific mobile data traffic to increase 14-fold by 2019

APACMOBILE data traffic in the Asia Pacific region, excluding China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, is projected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69% from 2014 and increase by 14-fold by 2019. According to the latest annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014-2019, the mobile data traffic in these Asia Pacific countries is growing 1.6 times faster than the global average, which is forecasted to increase by nearly 10-fold over the next five years.


Bangalore R&D unit key to us; has filed 800-plus patents: Cisco

IndiaNEW DELHI: India plays a key role in the development of new products and solutions at networking giant Cisco with its Bangalore unit filing over 800 patents till date, a senior executive said.  The US-based firm spent about USD 6.3 billion or 13.4 per cent of FY2014 revenues on R&D globally.  “From being a centre for cost advantage to a skill pool, India has today become a centre of innovation for us. The impact that India is creating is phenomenal and every solution that we have, India has an imprint on it,” Cisco Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Pankaj Patel told PTI.

Cisco to help Andhra Pradesh governemernt on smart city

IndiaHYDERABAD: Cisco Systems would help Andhra Pradesh in developing Visakhapatnam as a smart city and it is also keen on working with the state government in the areas of education and healthcare. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a video call with top executives of the American networking giant today, an official release said here.


Yahoo founder Jerry Yang helped this startup come from nowhere to take on Cisco and VMware

TaiwanPluribus Networks, a startup you’ve probably never heard of, just put itself front and center in the race for a hot new market called “software-defined networking.” And it’s all because of Yahoo founder Jerry Yang. Last week Pluribus raised a hefty $50 million in investment, which brings its total funding to date to $95 million. That makes it one of the best funded SDN startups ever.