ZDNet — Western Digital and Tsinghua University-owned Unisplendour have extended their relationship and announced the creation of a joint venture company to sell Western Digital datacentre storage arrays in China. The unnamed business will be 51 percent owned by Unisplendour and its Unissoft subsidiary, with Western Digital holding the remaining 49 percent stake.
Myanmar Times — The app is significant for its tech, with cloud services a common feature in advanced markets such as the United States where users can bank on their internet connections, but rarer in Myanmar where mobile connectivity has just begun to spread. “Capture is a cloud storage service,” said Telenor Digital head of storage Arne Uppheim.
Market Wired — MELVILLE, NY: FalconStor Software® Inc. , a 15-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, today announced that it will introduce an OpenStack Cinder Integration for its FreeStor® intelligent software-defined platform at OpenStack Summit, a four-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software, in Tokyo October 27-30.
Digi Times — Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Quanta Storage will be fined EUR7.146 million (US$7.93 million) by the European Commission (EC) under the European Union for participating in a cartel of eight ODD vendors, ODMs and OEMs, according to the Board of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Business Wire — SANTA CLARA & TOKYO: Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will be featured in theOpenStack Summit Tokyo keynote, as well as two additional breakout sessions. GMO Internet (GMO), a leading Japanese internet services provider, will present their ‘ConoHa’ Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and their choice to use NexentaStor to support its international data center and hosting expansion.
Business Wire — TOKYO: Cleversafe, Inc., the web-scale storage market share leader, today announced its continued support for the OpenStack Foundation through participation in the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. During the four-day conference, the company will highlight its support for Swift, Keystone and other OpenStack projects, along with continued efforts to help drive standards to guide the direction of object storage within the community.
Business Wire — SANTA CLARA: Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that leading System Integrator and Cloud Specialist, Asiasoft, will be deploying Nexenta products across the Asia/Pacific region. Asiasoft is a top integrator for enterprise virtual technologies and environments, including VMware and Citrix. Deployments will begin with NexentaStor and expand to include the entire Nexenta product line.
MIS Asia — Sage Microelectronics (SageMicro), a four-year-old company based in Hangzhou, China, plans to release an 8TB solid-state drive (SSD) next month as it attempts to break into the U.S. market. The company, which emerged from quiet mode last year, already sells a 5TB SSD in a 2.5-in. form factor, along with SD cards and NAND flash memory controllers. The 8TB SSD simply adds another stack of eMMC flash memory crammed into a 9.5mm-high SSD.
Network Asia — Intel and Samsung separately announced new solid-state drives (SSDs). Intel’s boasts the company’s fastest speed to date at 5Gbps. Intel’s new P3608 Series PCIe SSD comes in 1.6TB, 3.2TB and 4GTB capacities and delivers up to 850,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) random reads and 150,000 random writes. The drive has a sequential read/write speed of up to 5,000MBps (5Gbps) and 3,000MBps (3Gbps), respectively.
Want China Times — Chinese society is entering the era of big data as the rapid development of the internet, smart devices, intelligent household equipment, the Internet of Things and gene sequencing is leading to the geometric growth of the volume of data processed at the request of enterprises and individual users.
ACN Newswire — HONG KONG: CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, today announced that through its partnership with Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center (TM), is the first service provider in Asia Pacific to deploy Veeam Cloud Connect, a fully integrated, fast and secure way to backup and restore from the cloud, strengthening CITIC Telecom CPC’s SmartCLOUD(TM) BRR (Backup, Replication, and Recovery) virtual to cloud capabilities.
Telecom Asia — NTT DoCoMo and Sansan have launched the Sansan Smartphone Plan Storage Pack, an application service for easily digitizing and managing business cards, via Business Plus. Business Plus offers cloud-based services mainly to enable small and mid-sized enterprises to deploy efficient, low-cost ICT business solutions.
Times of India — HYDERABAD: Chinese tech startup Xiaomi Corporation on Friday announced that it expects to launch its ‘Mi Box’, that converts a TV into a smart device, in India by the end of this year following which it will also roll out its ‘Mi TV’. “Our focus is not just phones but also on introducing new categories in India…something around TV and the routers etc.
ZDNet — Businesses in Asia-Pacific are still managing data in silos and lacking a centralized data management strategy, resulting in challenges such as security. According to survey findings from IDC, 40 percent of respondents in the region said data backup, recovery, protection, and analytics plans were managed at a departmental level, which they said were creating fundamental problems for IT.
Jakarta Post — SINGAPORE: Veritas, Symantec’s information management business, today announced new offerings for rapidly evolving enterprise datacenters, as well as significant upgrades to its core portfolio of backup and information management products. “Data is increasingly viewed as a valued asset, or even a product itself. With it being stored at higher rates than ever, the volume of data is also expected to double every two years,” said Chris Lin, Sales Leader of Asia Pacific & Japan Region, Veritas.
Want China Times — Taiwanese computer maker Acer said Wednesday it is holding discussions with 10 local companies on the possibility of supplying them with cloud computing storage solutions. The new cloud storage solution, developed in collaboration with Taiwan-based Hope Bay Technologies, is suitable for use by companies that have 100 to 1,000 employees, said Towny Huang, president of Taiwan operations at Acer.
Taiwan-based InnoDisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has disclosed the company is partnering with NAND flash chip vendor Toshiba and Super Micro Computer (Supermicro), a specialist in application-optimized servers, workstations, blades, storage and GPU systems, to provide SSD solutions for data centers and cloud computing. A joint venture between the companies, named AccelStor, has been formed to provide SSD solutions targeted at customers in the financial sector and telecom carriers, according to InnoDisk.
Box Inc. (“Box”) and NTT Communications Corporation (“NTT Com”), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, recently announced a plan to jointly launch “Box over VPN powered by NTT Communications” (Box over VPN), a service combining NTT Com’s enterprise network and Box’s cloud collaboration and content management, which will be distributed by NTT Com beginning within this year. NTT Com will act as Japan’s sole provider and Asia’s first distributor of Box over VPN, enabling its use on Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com’s NFV-enabled, private network service available in 196 countries/regions.
Huawei, in partnership with Intel and Nextra, has unveiled OceanStor V3 series of mid-range storage systems in India. First unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, OceanStor series is the next generation IT storage solutions designed to meet the requirements of enterprise-class data center applications, the company said. The products include OceanStor 5300, 5500, 5600, and 5800 V3. The launch was held in the presence of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Huawei recently signed an extended partnership with the Indian cricket team.
Transcend Information saw its cumulative 2015 shipments of SSD (solid state drive) products through March reach nearly the total shipped in the first half of 2014, according to the Taiwan-based company. Transcend specializes in the manufacture of memory modules, but has in recent years put increased focus on SSDs and other industrial and strategic products. The company noted that March sales of its industrial and strategic products totaled NT$1.16 billion (US$37.1 million) accounting for 51.4% of its total revenues for the month.