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.

http://www.eetasia.com/ART_8800711266_499495_NT_2742fb12.HTM

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.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/401562,telstra-flags-more-aussie-regions-for-public-cloud.aspx

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.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/02/133_174146.html

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.

http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/cloud-computing/cisco-commentary-on-singapores-budget-2015/

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.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobile-telco/asia-pacific-mobile-data-traffic-to-increase-14-fold-by-2019

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.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/bangalore-rd-unit-key-to-us-has-filed-800-plus-patents-cisco/articleshow/46162939.cms

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.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Cisco-to-help-Andhra-Pradesh-governemernt-on-smart-city/articleshow/46118238.cms

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.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-jerry-yang-helped-pluribus-raise-50m-2015-1

‘Korea’s IT industry is slow to change’ said Cisco

KoreaCisco Korea General Manager Chong Kyung-won said Tuesday that Korea Inc. has failed to make sufficient investment to adopt advanced technologies in improving work efficiency. During a meeting with journalists to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Cisco Systems on Tuesday, Chong expressed his regret over slumberous demand for technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and cyber security measures from the country’s IT industry.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/01/133_172175.html

2015: What’s in store for UAE IT– Cisco

The Internet of Everything (IoE) era continues to make rapid progress in enhancing lives around the world, with the Middle East being no exception. The IoE era will enable a profound level of collaboration that will change the way we think, the speed at which we invent, how we connect and share information, and the extent to which we can sustain our environment.  Now is the time to prepare for the upturn, to take the bold steps necessary to enable a new economy built on innovation, collaboration, operational excellence and sustainability.

http://www.cnmeonline.com/insight/2015-whats-in-store-for-uae-it/

For Ruckus, Extending WiFi’s Reach in Asia

Privately-owned Ruckus Wireless Inc. has some challenging competition in the design and style, manufacturing and advertising of wireless technologies systems. The 6-year-old California-primarily based organization has to fight for consumers with the likes of Cisco Systems Inc. and other hardware suppliers. Under Ruckus’ Hong Kong-born President and Chief Executive Officer Selina Lo, the organization has signed up organizations including Hong Kong telecom service provider PCCW Ltd. , Singapore Telecommunications and Deutsche Telekom AG of Germany.

http://www.macroinsider.com/business/for-ruckus-extending-wifis-reach-in-asia-h359.html

BT invests in new services across Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa

BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services, today announced new cloud services aimed at supporting the expansion plans of its customers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA), and helping them orchestrate the most recent technology to deliver great business outcomes. Backed by its global network infrastructure and leveraging its position as a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration services, BT launches the following new cloud services in the AMEA region:

http://www.itweb.co.za/office/BTGroup/PressRelease.php?StoryID=254365

Cisco to invest $1.7 billion in India this year; to partner Centre’s digital drive

BENGALURU: Nearly three months after Cisco Chairman & CEO John Chambers said he will “bet big on India”, the world’s biggest computer networking company outlined its plans to invest around $1.7 billion in a year, becoming the first multinational to make such a commitment since the Narendra Modi government took over in May. After a few hiccups — spate of exits of top officials, fears over business growth in the country —Cisco is ready to partner India on the Centre’s digital drive.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/cisco-to-invest-1-7-billion-in-india-this-year-to-partner-centres-digital-drive/articleshow/45171361.cms

Telstra opens new datacentre to host VMware and Cisco

Telstra has opened a new 2000sqm datacentre in Clayton, Victoria, to host WMware Cloud’s service, VCloud Air. The 6MW datacentre will also be leveraged to host vendor Cisco’s cloud offering as well as internal IT infrastructure to support Telstra’s back office systems (Siebel etc). The opening follows last week’s vForum announcement it would host VMware’s hybrid Cloud service as part of its growing Cloud strategy. The datacentre will add more than 40 per cent to its datacentre capability and will consist of two 1000sqm data halls.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/559211/telstra-opens-new-datacentre-host-vmware-cisco/

Cisco begins Australian leg of global restructure

Cisco has allegedly set the balling rolling on the Australian portion of its global layoff plan which is set to axe about 6000 jobs worldwide. According to a source, the company started a three-day consulting period which ended on Friday, October 10. It is understood some staff were asked to produce reports to justify their roles in the company. Cisco Australia has neither confirmed nor denied this.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/557218/cisco-begins-australian-leg-global-restructure/

Cisco sinks $18 million into Chinese cloud

Cisco has revealed plans to invest in commercial cloud computing services in China through a joint venture with one of the country’s local electronics manufacturer, TCL. Cisco will invest US$16 (A$18.2) million in the new firm, which has not been named and is still being registered, and hold a 20 percent stake, according to a filing made with the US stock exchange. TCL will pay US$64 (A$72.8) million for an 80 percent share.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/396630,cisco-sinks-18-million-into-chinese-cloud.aspx

Telstra launches global cloud collaboration service

Telstra announced today the launch of its global cloud-based unified communications service, the latest offering in its long-term partnership with networking giant Cisco. The service will be delivered through Telstra’s cloud infrastructure, which extends to seven locations around the world, including the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Telstra’s global solution, launched in partnership with Cisco last year, is now available across four continents in 25 countries, and is delivered over Telstra’s worldwide network extending to more than 2,000 point of presence according to Telstra global enterprise and services director of marketing Nathan Bell.

http://www.zdnet.com/telstra-launches-global-cloud-collaboration-service-7000032719/

Red Hat and Cisco Extend Cloud Collaboration in India

Red Hat Inc. the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the extension of their cloud collaboration with Cisco in India. The combination of Red Hat’s open source solutions and Cisco® technology has delivered innovative solutions to customers, enabling them to achieve greater IT efficiencies and bringing them toward next-generation enterprise computing.

http://www.pcquest.com/pcquest/news/218095/red-hat-cisco-extend-cloud-collaboration-india

Cisco partners with ELCIA to develop Asia’s first end-to-end ‘IoT Innovation Hub’ in Bangalore

BANGALORE,INDIA: Cisco today announced a strategic engagement with Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA) to develop Asia’s first end-to-end ‘Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub’ in Bangalore. Riding on India’s fast growing Internet penetration, this collaboration will help establish the foundation for a new ecosystem to help Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) companies and other companies of electronic city engaged in IoT product development.

http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/216987/cisco-partners-elcia-develop-asia-s-iot-innovation-hub-bangalore

Cisco investment arm to fund start-ups in India

The investment arm of global networking products major Cisco Monday announced a $40 million (Rs.241 crore) fund for early-stage firms (start-ups) in India which are focused on products and technologies relevant to the country and other emerging markets. “The funds will also be made in firms which work on cost-optimised designs, industry vertical solutions and applications on cloud computing,” the Indian subsidiary of the US global telecom products firm said in a statement here.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/cisco-investment-arm-to-fund-start-ups-in-india-114062301163_1.html