MIS Asia — Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft yesterday (22 August 2016). The MOU signing builds on an ongoing partnership between the two organisations over the past 12 months to increase awareness of ICT trends, cybersecurity, cloud computing and intellectual property (IP) and trusted technology.
SMCP — Microsoft Hong Kong and Japanese telecommunication company NTT are partnering to offer a hybrid cloud solution to companies in Hong Kong, as the pace for cloud adoption among multinational corporations (MNCs) in the city picks up.
VOA News — Chinese companies have begun competing with Western companies in the cloud computing and data storage market. The “cloud war” is taking place as the dispute between the United States and China about data hacking and computer network security grows stronger. Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Baidu and Huawei are expanding within their country and gaining customers in other countries.
Telecom Asia — Baidu is using Qlik Sense to improve its cloud services platform and provide an enhanced data analytics experience to its customers. Qlik Sense will be integrated into Baidu Palo to enable self-service visualization analytics on the Palo OLAP engine, giving Chinese enterprises the ability to achieve greater agility in aggregating data from various sources to make data driven business intelligence decisions.
BEIJING — A cloud war could be in the offing, with Chinese companies trying to take on giants like Google, Amazon and Apple in the crucial data management market. The moves come in the midst of an intensifying dispute between the U.S. and China over issues like data hacking and network security. The entry of Chinese vendors like Alibaba, Baidu, and Huawei will give a new twist to the dispute over cybersecurity as they compete with international players for control over data.
Networks Asia — Fujitsu Limited and Oracle Corporation are forming a new strategic alliance to deliver cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world. In order to take advantage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, organizations need IT partners that can deliver the performance, security and management capabilities that are demanded by enterprise workloads.
Enterprise Innovation — Enterprise application software company, SAP Labs India has launched accelerator programme SAP Start-up Studio, aimed at providing mentoring, infrastructure and technology support to early-stage start-ups.
MIS Asia — Bhutan Telecom has partnered Microsoft and HP to offer businesses hosted cloud services. “This partnership with Microsoft and HP is not only transformative for Bhutan Telecom in enabling us to diversify our products and service, it is also a potential driver of Bhutan’s economic growth. With our new hosted cloud, we can further help our customers become even more competitive and agile,” said Tshewang Gyeltshen, Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Telecom.
Tech in Asia — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s financial affiliate is planning to purchase a 20 percent stake in Thailand’s Ascend Money in a bid to become a key financial services player in Southeast Asia. An investment into Ascend Money, parent of True Money and Ascend Nano, would help Ant Financial expand its online payments and small loans business in Southeast Asia.
BCN — Australian telco Telstra has continued efforts to bolster its Network Applications and Services (NAS) business unit through acquiring Readify, reports Telecoms.com. The company has been vocal about its aims for the NAS business unit as it has sought to expand through numerous acquisitions in recent years.
Times of India — Google together with Lookout, a mobile security company, has successfully taken down the auto-rooting malware app that was said to be silently rootingAndroid device and install other apps without user permission.
Channel Life — Global revenue from cloud IT infrastructure has reached $6.6 billion for the first quarter of 2016, a 3.9% growth on slowed demand from the hyperscale public cloud sector. That’s according to new figures from analyst firm IDC, which shows total cloud IT infrastructure revenues climbed to a 32.3% share of overall IT revenues in 1Q16, up from 30.2% a year ago.
Enterprise Innovation — Amazon Web Services, (AWS), a global cloud computing platform, has launched two data centres in Mumbai recently, taking the total number of Availability Zones (AZs) to 35 across 13 technology infrastructure regions globally. With these data centres, Mumbai becomes the sixth region in Asia Pacific.
Business Wire — FRAMINGHAM, Mass: According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 3.9% year over year to $6.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) on slowed demand from the hyperscale public cloud sector.
Amazon’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.
Samsung 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.
Hostre 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.
First 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.
Deal 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.
Asia 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.
Forbes — 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.
Computer 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.
NTT Communications has announced the launch of a maximum 10Gbps large volume network that will connect its Enterprise Cloud service, colocated at more than 30 data centers worldwide. NTT says its networks will provide seamless connections between data centers, Enterprise Cloud systems and ICT resources to their networks.
MIS Asia — Philippine-based Globe Telecom – through its Globe Business group – has leveraged the all-flash scale-out storage platform of NetApp SolidFire to support its Virtual Private Cloud and Dedicated Private Cloud services. In a press statement, NetApp SolidFire said that Globe deployed the platform to modernise its data centre infrastructure to enable its customers to maximise the capabilities of the cloud technology.
Datacenter Dynamics — The cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group has established a second availability zone in Singapore, which it says will provide higher capacity to meet enterprise users’ demands for high availability cloud services and disaster recovery. Alibaba Cloud set up an international headquarters in Singapore last year, and also established a local data center – its second overseas facility at the time, to provide enhanced cloud and big data services across Southeast Asia.
MIS Asia — A new research report from cloud security provider CloudLock argues that more than a quarter of cloud workloads used in corporate environments are “high risk.” Of course, CloudLock is biased; it makes a living spreading FUD about security, tapping into old-school IT fears about cloud computing. Its conclusions are largely foregone.
Telecom Asia — India’s telecoms watchdog has proposed regulating the cloud computing segment due to the increasing uptake of cloud services among businesses. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has invited comments from stakeholders over the proposal to regulate the cloud sector.
Sys Com — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE:NTT), announced the launch of Multi-Cloud Connect in London, which directly connects to cloud platforms in the UK region. With Multi-Cloud Connect, enterprise that have offices in Europe can enjoy access to different cloud services with a stable and secure connection.
China Business News — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has expanded its Singapore’s data center operations by developing a new availability zone, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced on Wednesday.According to an official release by China’s largest e-commerce network, Alibaba Cloud data center in Singapore is responsible for providing superior data services across the Southeast Asian region.
MIS Asia — Fuel company SEAOIL Philippines has moved its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to the cloud to meet the changing needs of the market. For six years, the company ran their ERP system on hardware, which was failing to meet the business requirements for performance and availability during peak periods.