.,​Dell Technologies begins A/NZ management restructure

AustraliaCIO — Dell Technologies has taken its first step in restructuring its Australia and New Zealand management team, fresh from closing its multi-billion dollar merger of EMC. In APJ countries with both mature enterprise and commercial markets, including Australia and New Zealand, ARN can confirm that there will be both enterprise and commercial sales leaders at a local level.


SAP China teams up with Alibaba Cloud

ChinaTelecom Asia — SAP China and Alibaba Cloud have teamed up to launch three cloud-based SAP services to Chinese customers by the end of the year. The companies have revealed plans to launch in-memory computing platform SAP HANA Cloud Platform and two other services in 2016.


Alibaba cloud computing arm to help foreign tech firms enter China

ChinaBusiness Insider — HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is offering to help international technology firms such as SAP SE to enter China, a market where foreign tech companies face increased government scrutiny.


IT industry now in 3rd wave, says Huawei exec

ChinaNetworks Asia — After going through two waves — network-centered transformation and then horizontal application-centered transformation — the IT industry is now in the third wave, according to a top Huawei executive during the Carrier Cloud Transformation Summit held as part of Huawei Connect 2016.


Alibaba Cloud partners with Infocomm Investments to bridge SE Asia’s and China’s ecosystem

Singaporee27 —  cloud computing arm of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, Alibaba Cloud has announced it has signed a a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with government-backed VC Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL) to ramp up innovation in Singapore’s tech ecosystem.


Cambodia enhances its trade and development by partnering Microsoft

CambodiaMIS 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.


Microsoft, NTT team up to offer hybrid cloud solution in Hong Kong

Hong KongSMCP — 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.


Chinese Companies Fight for Data Storage Business

ChinaVOA 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.


Baidu adopts Qlik Sense for self-service analytics

ChinaTelecom 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.


Chinese Firms Take Aim at International Cloud Computing

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.


Fujitsu, Oracle form cloud alliance

JapanNetworks 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.


SAP Labs India launches accelerator programme for startups

IndiaEnterprise 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.


Bhutan Telecom offers hosted cloud services with Microsoft and HP

BhutanMIS 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.


Southeast Asian ecommerce is about to reach a whole new level

ThailandTech 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.


Telsta adds IoT and big data offering to Network and Services biz unit

AustraliaBCN — 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.


Google removes malware that installed an app every 2 minutes

APACTimes 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.


Cloud hardware market hits $6.6 billion in Q1

APACChannel 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.


Amazon Web Services opens first ‘Region’ in India

IndiaEnterprise 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.


Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenue Grows 3.9% to $6.6 Billion on Slowed Demand from Public Cloud in First Quarter of 2016, According to IDC

APACBusiness 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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


NTT Communications to launch 10Gbps large volume networks

JapanNTT 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.


Globe Telecom taps on NetApp SolidFire to support its cloud services

PhilippinesMIS 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.


Alibaba Cloud expands Singapore data center

SingaporeDatacenter 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.