Life 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.
Two-thirds of organisations across Asia-Pacific are looking to hybrid Cloud for greater agility and security but the region’s IT teams are losing control of technology spending. According to findings of a global EMC study, across APJ, 58 per cent of organisations report that spend on technology is moving outside of IT’s control – far higher than in the rest of the world. Surveying 10,451 IT business decision-makers across 33 countries, the survey revealed the increasing adoption of cloud computing globally, with the majority of respondents citing hybrid cloud as their preferred option for greater agility and security.
Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Pivotal Software, and EMC Computer Systems have entered into a strategic partnership to launch the TP-Pivotal Data Science Academy in Singapore. The academy is one of the first in Asia Pacific as it combines a practical education, software defined analytics platform, dedicated lab space and certification into a streamlined program for aspiring data scientists and big data engineers.
More than half (57 percent) of the enterprises in Hong Kong experienced data loss and downtime in the last twelve months, causing a total loss of US$2.2 billion. These were the findings from EMC Corporation’s ‘Global Data Protection Index’. The study surveyed 3,300 IT decision makers from mid-size to enterprise-class businesses across 24 countries, of which 125 respondents were from Hong Kong.
Massachusetts-based EMC Corporation, the world’s largest information management firm, is pushing Thailand to become its hub to train data-science professionals. A survey by IT research firm Gartner Inc said demand for big data and data-sciencerelated jobs in Asia would be about 960,000 out of a total of 4.4 million jobs globally next year. Thailand has competitive salaries and quality graduate students, so the country has the ability to groom data scientist professionals in Asean, said Krishana Kant, head of the EMC Academic Alliance.
NEW DELHI: Information management and storage major EMC has partnered cloud services providers, Netmagic and Sungard AS, as part of its efforts to tap the $1 billion cloud market opportunity in India. The collaboration will focus on customers in sectors like manufacturing, healthcare, retail, BFSI and IT/ITeS sectors. EMC will work with the companies to offer customers a consolidated, customer-focused approach to design, architect and run a hybrid cloud to deliver speed and agility of public cloud services with the control and security of private cloud infrastructure.
Combining the speed and agility of public cloud along with the control and security of private cloud, EMC Corporation has announced a collaboration with cloud service providers Netmagic and Sungard AS to deliver hybrid cloud infrastructure to manufacturing, healthcare, retail, BFSI and IT/ ITES sectors. Collaboration with Netmagic combines Netmagic’s SimpliCloud public cloud offering, an enterprise-grade IaaS (Infrastructure as-a-Service) cloud platform with EMC hybrid cloud and VMware virtualization solutions. On the other, the collaboration with Sungard AS will deliver Recovery-as-a-Service for disaster recovery.
EMC today launched the new EMC Academic Associate recognition that would validate skills of EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) students in the high demand areas of Information Storage Management and Cloud Computing. The recognition which involves evaluation by EMC shall prove their skills and industry readiness to potential employers in the industry. It also endorses the students’ skills to be at par with their global counterparts.