Amazon’s first Indian AWS data centers launch in Mumbai

IndiaAmazon’s cloud computing arm has officially introduced its first data center infrastructure in India with the launch of two data center locations in Mumbai. Though thousands of Indian companies were already using Amazon Web Services (AWS), in June last year the tech titan announced its intention to target Indian customers by rolling out dedicated data centers in the region.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/06/28/amazons-first-indian-aws-data-centers-launch-in-mumbai/

MyRepublic CEO defends funding efforts for 4th Singapore network

SingaporeMobile World Live — Singapore’s MyRepublic CEO Malcolm Rodrigues claims it has already lined up SGD130 million ($94 million) of the SGD250 million in funding it needs to roll out a fourth network in the city-state and denied it has financial problems.

MyRepublic CEO defends funding efforts for 4th Singapore network

AAE-1 undersea cable to operate in Vietnam this year

VietnamVietnam Net — Last May, the contractor NEC successfully connected the undersea cable AAE-1 to the southern city of Vung Tau, with the support of local networks. According to the plan, the project AAE-1 undersea cable will be completed and put into use by the end of 2016.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/159438/aae-1-undersea-cable-to-operate-in-vietnam-this-year.html

Samsung SDS seeks expansion with SAP

KoreaSamsung SDS, the information technology unit of Samsung, said Wednesday that it is seeking to find new business opportunities focusing on the enterprise cloud computing system segment with SAP of Germany. SAP is a long-time business partner of Samsung SDS, and has been letting it manage some of its qualified software content at data centers in Korea.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2016/06/133_208181.html

Datapipe And Microsoft Team To Drive Cloud Adoption Across Asia-Pacific

Hong KongHostre View — Datapipe, a leading provider of managed hosting and cloud services for the enterprise, has teamed up with Microsoft to drive the ease of cloud adoption among businesses in Hong Kong and broader Asia-Pacific. Datapipe has been recognized by Microsoft as a Direct Partner in its Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Program in Hong Kong. This makes Datapipe one of only four Direct CSP Partners in Hong Kong.

http://www.hostreview.com/news/160628-datapipe-and-microsoft-team-to-drive-cloud-adoption-across-asia-pacific

Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Platform available from datacenters in India

IndiaFirst Post — World’s leading cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the Asia-Pacific (Mumbai) Region. The Mumbai region is the sixth in Asia Pacific for AWS, and with this announcement, AWS now provides 35 availability zones across 13 technology infrastructure regions globally.

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/amazon-web-services-cloud-computing-platform-available-from-datacenters-in-india-322822.html

​NEC to launch AU$4.38m IoT-focused cybersecurity centre in Adelaide

AustraliaZDNet — NEC has announced plans to establish a AU$4.38 million Global Security Intel Centre (GSIC) in Adelaide that will focus on Internet of Things (IoT) security. The IT services firm expects the cost of cyber attacks against enterprise and government IT systems to rise as the adoption of smart technologies and connected devices that make up the IoT accelerates.

 http://www.zdnet.com/article/nec-to-launch-au4-38m-iot-focused-cybersecurity-centre-in-adelaide/

NEXTDC M1 data centre achieves NABERS 4.5 star rating

AustraliaDatacenter News — NEXTDC has achieved a 4.5 rating from NABERS for its Data-Center-as-a-Service provider technology at its M1 center in Port Melbourne, Australia. The company’s data center certification began in October 2014 through rigorous measurements and efforts from its engineering team. The result minimised IT and energy costs while forming a sustainability strategy and meeting customer demands.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/nextdc-m1-data-centre-achieves-nabers-45-star-rating/

Salesforce to ramp up investments in Australia’s technology sector

AustraliaDeal Street Asia — US cloud computing giant Salesforce will be increasing its investment in Australia, in a bid to position it a launchpad for expansion into the Indo-Asia Pacific. The company  is looking at the region to be a key driver of revenue growth, pushing revenues past its $10 billion threshold.

Salesforce to ramp up investments in Australia’s technology sector

Technology: Google enhances Indian cinema search with rich, contextual cards

IndiaAsia Times — Are you a Bollywood movie buff and want to know about the Kapoors or the Bachchans? Google India has come up with a new and exciting way of answering your queries on films, actors, song lyrics, trivia, trailers, screening times and more with contextual answers.

http://atimes.com/2016/06/technology-google-enhances-indian-cinema-search-with-rich-contextual-cards/

Fujitsu awarded Australia’s first NABERS data center portfolio ratings

JapanDatacenter News — Fujitsu Australia has today been awarded Australia’s first NABERS data portfolio ratings across six of its data centers, resulting from Fujitsu’s locally-based plans to drive its global Environmental Action Plan Stage VIII. The Plan aims to sustainably develop ICT solutions, reduce environmental impacts, and therefore contributing to society.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/fujitsu-awarded-australias-first-nabers-data-center-portfolio-ratings/

Huawei empowers innovative ISPs in the era of digital disruption

ChinaMIS Asia — Internet service providers (ISPs) operate in a very dynamic market. Today, ISPs are required to go beyond providing only connectivity. In a highly competitive landscape, ISPs have to offer managed services, managed user applications and pretty soon, sevices around the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

http://www.mis-asia.com/resource/cloud-computing/huawei-empowers-innovative-isps-in-the-era-of-digital-disruption/

Facebook, Microsoft, Google to remove inappropriate content for Bangladesh

BangladeshHindustan Times — Facebook, Microsoft and Google have agreed to work with Bangladesh government over “inappropriate contents” on the Internet, the Parliament was told today amidst a series of brutal killings by Islamists of secular bloggers and minorities.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/tech/facebook-microsoft-google-to-remove-inappropriate-content-for-bangladesh/story-rTFZyZ9at52BQuxV6cvQYK.html

Police investigating online threat by Facebook user who wanted to ‘open fire’

SingaporeChannel News Asia — SINGAPORE: The police are investigating a case of online threat by a Facebook user after he left a comment on a Facebook Group, “We are against Pinkdot in Singapore” on Jun 4. The group says it “serves as a public policy discussion platform on the Pinkdot movement in Singapore”, and “stands against the normalisation of homosexuality within Singaporean society”.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/police-investigating/2870236.html

Indian Defense Forces on Red Alert After Chinese Cyber Attack

IndiaSputnik News — India has issued a red alert against cyber attacks for the second time in three months due to an attack on government and commercial organizations by Chinese Military Western Headquarters. The alert has been issued to the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force that a Chinese Advanced Persistent Threat group called Suckfly, based in Chengdu region, is targeting Indian organizations and the Indian defense establishment is its prime target.

http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160613/1041254474/indian-defense-forces-red-alert.html

Report: SKorea thwarts massive NKorea cyber attack

KoreaPostguam — North Korea has hacked into more than 140,000 computers at large South Korean conglomerates and government agencies and planted malicious codes that may have been intended for a massive cyber attack that has been thwarted, a news report said on Monday.

http://www.postguam.com/the_globe/philippines_asia/report-skorea-thwarts-massive-nkorea-cyber-attack/article_cc17fe5a-3145-11e6-a6a3-fffd244d0595.html

Consistel nears $1B funding goal for Singapore’s 4th mobile licence

SingaporeMobile World Live — Consistel, a regional wireless network provider planning to bid for Singapore’s fourth mobile licence later this year, reportedly has lined up commitments for as much as $400 million of the nearly $1 billion it aims to raise and expects to secure the remainder this month, according to a report by Maybank Kim Eng.

Consistel nears $1B funding goal for Singapore’s 4th mobile licence

Facebook, Microsoft And The Cloud Under The Sea

APACForbes — Cloud computing is vital to the growth of Facebook and Microsoft . So recently they announced they’re teaming up to build a 4,100 mile, transatlantic underwater cable between Europe and U.S. eastern seaboard. You probably think of cloud computing as space-age, cutting edge. The idea that in this day and age powerful data centers are still linked by miles of bulky cable seems anathema. Yet these cables are vital.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmarkman/2016/06/13/facebook-microsoft-and-the-cloud-under-the-sea/#58e917c7e135

Interoute launches virtual datacentre zone in Singapore

SingaporeComputer Weekly — Cloud platform supplier Interoute has launched a virtual datacentre (VDC) zone in Singapore, to enable businesses to locate applications near users in the country. The service will help potential enterprise customers meet local regulations for cloud computing, by ensuring data stays in Singapore.

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450298248/Interoute-launches-virtual-datacentre-zone-in-Singapore

Amazon To March Into Indonesia With $600 Million: Winners And Losers

IndonesiaBarrons — Amazon.com has said it plans to expand its e-commerce empire to Indonesia, with a $600 million investment for the first year. It makes perfect business sense. E-commerce sales in Indonesia are only about $3.2 billion, a tiny fraction of the $150 billion retail market. Indonesia is also the world’s 4th most populous country with a population of 250 million.

http://blogs.barrons.com/asiastocks/2016/06/21/amazon-to-march-into-indonesia-with-600-million-winners-and-losers/

Microsoft enriches campus experience for Singapore’s Institute

SingaporeMIS Asia — Microsoft is enriching campus experience for Singapore’s PSB Academy by delivering its cloud-based productivity suite. The education institution for tertiary and university studies has deployed Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Office 365 to ramp up its productivity and inventiveness in serving its students and prospects.

http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/applications/microsoft-enriches-campus-experience-for-singapores-institute/

Zurich Offers Post Cyber Attack Response Service in APAC

APACInsurance Journal — Zurich Insurance has launched DigitalResolve, a coordinated incident response service to help businesses in Asia Pacific (APAC) mitigate and recover from cyber attacks. Offered through Zurich’s partner Crawford & Co., DigitalResolve helps organizations coordinate and manage resources so they can recover from damaging cyber attacks with minimum disruption, Zurich said in a statement.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2016/06/23/418159.htm

New cyber security law in the offing for Singapore

SingaporeComputer Weekly — Singapore’s minister for communications and information Yaacob Ibrahim told lawmakers that the country needs updated cyber laws, and that a new Cyber Security Bill will be tabled in Parliament in 2017. He said the proposed bill will ensure that operators take proactive steps to secure critical information infrastructure, as well as report incidents.

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450298922/New-cyber-security-law-in-the-offing-for-Singapore

5G will have a profound effect on the Internet of Things

APACBusiness Insider — The next generation of cellular technology, 5G, will power networks at speeds far greater than the current 4G can handle. BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, expects 5G, when fully deployed, to increase network capacity to handle the increase in data that will be transmitted by the more than 34 billion connected devices on the planet by 2020. And 24 billion of those will be IoT devices.

http://www.businessinsider.com/5g-will-have-a-profound-effect-on-the-internet-of-things-2016-6

Xiaomi Purchases Patents from Microsoft

ChinaIn Serbia — BELGRADE – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has purchased 1,500 patents from Microsoft, as part of an effort by Chinese companies to acquire intellectual property rights in preparation for expansion into overseas markets. In exchange Microsoft-owned software will be bundled on Xiaomi phones. Ningling Wang, a partner in Shanghai with the law firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, said the Xiaomi Microsoft deal may indicate that Xiaomi intends to sell phones to American consumers.

Xiaomi Purchases Patents from Microsoft

AWS, Microsoft cloud win US government security approval

APACMIS Asia — Three vendors, including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, have won a key U.S. government authorization that allows federal agencies to put highly sensitive data on their cloud-computing services. The AWS GovCloud, Microsoft’s Azure GovCloud, and CSRA’s ARC-P IaaS have received provisional authority to offer services under the high baseline of the government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a set of security standards for cloud services.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/cloud-computing/aws-microsoft-cloud-win-us-government-security-approval/

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn: The Cortana Connection

APACNetworks Asia — If you think of LinkedIn as a social network or an online recruitment service, then you may well be scratching your head about why Microsoft would spend more on it than it has on any other acquisition. But consider that Microsoft has a graph that covers how you’re connected to people by email, documents, messages, meetings and address books, while LinkedIn has a graph that covers jobs, skills, colleagues, and professional connections.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/microsoft-acquires-linkedin-cortana-connection.1466497491

Line and WeChat Strike Advertising Gold

APACWSJ — Marketing on mobile messaging apps has yet to take root in the U.S. and Europe in a big way, but it is already in full swing in Asia. And even then, Japan’s Line and China’s WeChat, two of the dominant mobile messaging applications in the region, are just beginning to scratch the surface of a potential advertising gold mine.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/line-and-wechat-strike-advertising-gold-1466613181

NEC technology uses AI to automatically detect unknown cyberattacks

JapanNetwork Asia — NEC Corporation has announced the development of a “system operations-visualization and anomaly-analysis technology” that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically detect unknown cyber-attacks against social infrastructure and enterprise systems.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/nec-technology-uses-ai-automatically-detect-unknown-cyberattacks.1466614006

Samsung to invest US$1.2b in IoT research in US

KoreaChannel New Asia — WASHINGTON: Samsung announced plans Tuesday to invest US$1.2 billion for US-based research over the next four years on “human-centred” applications for the Internet of Things. The South Korean electronics giant said the research aimed to improve applications for connected everyday objects for health, public safety and energy efficiency, for example.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/samsung-to-invest-us-1-2b/2892800.html