Hybrid IT: The journey to the cloud, from SG

SingaporeNetworks Asia — As the IT market evolves from traditional on-premises IT to a hybrid strategy driven by the cloud, many businesses, both locally and globally, are making tremendous changes to their technology infrastructure. With cloud computing becoming the infrastructure upon which Singapore builds its Smart Nation, it is simply a matter of “when” local organizations will move to the cloud.


Alibaba Cloud launches IoT platform

ChinaTelecom Asia — Alibaba Cloud has unveiled a series of new products aimed at expanding its IoT, hybrid cloud, storage and security capabilities. At its Shenzhen Summit last week, Alibaba Cloud launched version 1.0 of IoT, its one-stop platform for IoT and cloud computing. The service will provide infrastructure for IoT deployments in areas including medical, energy, smart home and intelligent campus networks.


Hybrid IT happens for most Singapore firms

SingaporeEnterprise Innovation — IT infrastructures have evolved from traditional on-premises-only to a hybrid strategy that links internal and external IT services driven by the existence of the cloud, according to SolarWinds. The company’s IT Trends Report 2016 shows that nearly all (92%) of the IT professionals surveyed in Singapore say adopting cloud technologies is important to their organizations’ long-term business success.


83% of businesses plan to adopt hybrid clouds

APACTelecom Asia — IT and business executives agree that digital transformation and the use of hybrid clouds are essential to competitive success in the digital era, according to EMC. Citing results of a study conducted by IDG Research Services, EMC said organizations must “think digital” to enhance customer experiences, increase flexibility, drive business opportunities, and decrease costs.


Alibaba Group Holding Limited Sings Strategic Alliance For Hybrid Cloud Services In China

ChinaStreet Wise Report — AliCloud, cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group Holding Limited and GDS Services Ltd largest high-level data center service Provider of China revealed formation of a strategic alliance to promote the development of enterprise-level hybrid cloud services in China. The collaboration will combine GDS’s broad high performance data center infrastructure and CloudMiX service platform and AliCloud’s cloud computing technology to deliver unique one-stop management solutions in the areas of cloud operation, maintenance and procurement services.


NTT Communications’ Multi-Cloud Connect to Extend Its Connectivity to “Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365”

JapanBusiness Wire — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced plans of extending connectivity of Multi-Cloud Connect to Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365 (“ExpressRoute for Office 365”). Direct access to ExpressRoute for Office 365 is expected to be ready in London from January, followed by Tokyo in February of 2016.


CenturyLink picks up 2015 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Strategy Award

APACEnterprise Innovation — The debate over whether cloud computing has a place in an organization’s IT strategy has long passed. These days, the questions that remains is how fast the organization will transition to a cloud strategy and whether in some cases the approach will be public or private, or a combination of the two. For many organizations the logical approach is a middle ground that takes into consideration a combination of operational, budget, skills and priorities.


HCL and IBM to develop cloud solutions

IndiaCE Asia Mag — IBM Corp. and HCL Technologies (HCL) announced a strategic partnership to jointly build hybrid cloud solutions to help enterprises drive their digital transformations. HCL will use Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform to build applications and solutions in the areas of Unified Service Management and Internet of Things (IoT). VThe Unified Service Management offering will help clients manage the most demanding and complex service delivery environments.


Singapore firms bank on cloud for innovation

SingaporeEnterprise Innovation — Almost all (90%) businesses in Singapore are confident in cloud’s role in enabling innovation, with nearly half of businesses (44%) favoring the adoption of the hybrid cloud approach to their IT infrastructure. This was among findings of VMWare’s survey that covered 225 business and IT managers and decision makers from Singapore, conducted in September and October 2015.


Second coming of HP Helion OpenStack will concentrate on hybrids

JapanBusiness Cloud News — HP has unveiled its latest incarnation of HP Helion OpenStack with a demonstration of Version 2.0 at the OpenStack Summit 2015 in Tokyo. After it recently announced the imminent closure of its OpenStack driven public cloud offering, the vendor is thought to be concentrating its efforts to help enterprise clients cope with the challenge of straddling private and hybrid cloud environments.


APAC firms see IT at the heart of their business

APACEnterprise Innovation — More than half (54%) of firms in Asia-Pacific and Japan now view their IT teams to be at the heart of their business and believe IT is fundamental to their success, according to a recent survey by HP. In addition, 87% of lines of business executives in APJ understand that they need to collaborate with the IT department in order to meet business objectives.


Tata Communications’ IZO™ Private Cloud Puts the CIO Back in Control

IndiaBusiness Wire — Cloud Expo Asia SINGAPORE: Tata Communications, today launches its IZO™ Private Cloud service to bring CIOs unprecedented control over their public and private clouds and their entire data centre estate. The new service, unveiled at Cloud Expo Asia, is the latest addition to Tata Communications’ game-changing IZO™ cloud enablement platform, and will empower enterprises to connect to the world’s biggest clouds, and to build a truly hybrid, high-performance IT infrastructure, where different cloud, colocation and managed hosting environments work together as one.


Australians choose hybrid IT: CenturyLink

AustraliaMIS Asia — According to CenturyLink regional director A/NZ, Stuart Mills, a hybrid IT blend of in-house and third-party IT services including colocation, managed hosting, managed services, network solutions and Cloud, can provide highly responsive infrastructure capabilities.


vForum 2015: A hybrid cloud strategy is the way forward, says panel

AustraliaMIS Asia — Having a unified hybrid Cloud strategy should be at the forefront of any technology leader’s mind, according to a panel of speakers that were voicing their views at vForum 2015 in Sydney. VMware Europe, Middle East and Africa vice-president and chief technology officer, Joe Baguley, said we’re now entering a world of hybrid applications, meaning that the need for the unified hybrid Cloud has proliferated.


Organisations in Asean countries adopt hybrid cloud approach

APACComputer Weekly — While developed economies such as Singapore are emulating the rapid take-up of other Asian nations, many other Asean organsiations are taking longer Asia-Pacific organisations are increasingly moving applications to the cloud, adopting a hybrid cloud approach, with no sign of the trend abating. The same trend is prevalent among Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries – although their adoption of cloud deployment lags behind that of Asian countries as a whole.


Cloud driving the age of ‘everything as a service’

APACWhaTech — According to research firm Frost & Sullivan, hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organisations in Asia-Pacific. F&S says that, in addition to helping enterprises drive digital disruption, their use of hybrid IT is also helping them deliver a better customer experience and to introduce business innovation.


The future of IT and how to manage it

APACEnterprise Innovation — Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organizations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment. Frost & Sullivan believes that enterprises have to remain dynamic to ensure their long-term sustainability. The analyst believes that within enterprise IT, the only constant is change.


NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

JapanInfo World — NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services’ public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect. The more dependent enterprises become on public clouds, the more dependent they become on a network connection that doesn’t falter. Inconsistent Internet performance has become an impediment to widespread cloud adoption, according to NTT.


EMC accelerates drive for next-generation IT platform

KoreaKorea Times — EMC Corporation, the world’s leading data storage provider, has pledged to accelerate its drive to lead the big data-based next-generation computing platform. EMC Korea, the local subsidiary of the U.S.-based IT solutions giant, held EMC Hybrid Forum 2015 Tuesday at the COEX Convention Center in southern Seoul, in what officials say was an attempt to grab the lion’s share in the fast-changing digital business ecosystem.


Mobility to transform biz processes, says VMware

IndiaDeccan Herald — Addressing reporters, End-User Computing Asia Pacific and Japan Vice President Sanjay K Deshmukh said, “The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT, which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications, and now deliver a more user and application-centric experience.”


The New Hybrid Cloud: Aligning IT and Lines of Business with Dynamic Hybrid Environments

apac 2PR Newswire Asia — MOUNTAIN VIEW:  Enterprises have struggled for years with how to balance the escalating needs of line-of-business employees with the resource constraints that force IT to deploy new technologies in a more deliberate manner. Corporate business units sometimes find themselves circumventing approved IT procurement processes to gain the SaaS services they need to work effectively. But doing so can introduce unintended consequences, such as security and compliance risks, into the enterprise.


Will Hybrid IT and cloud-enabled technologies define the new normal?, from NZ

New ZealandComputer World NZ— Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organisations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilisation of data centres and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment. Besides helping enterprises to drive digital disruption, the latest Hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation.


Hybrid IT becoming the new normal in APAC

APACTelecom Asia — Increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region is giving rise to the hybrid IT environment which is fast becoming the new normal, according to Frost & Sullivan. Besides helping enterprises to drive digital disruption, the latest Hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation, the firm said.


WTG Opens Global Cloud, Networking Services To Channel Via NTT Partnership

JapanCRN — Telecom master agent and connectivity services distributor World Telecom Group (WTG) is expanding its cloud horizons, starting with an expanded partnership with NTT America, a subsidiary of global telecom behemoth NTT Communications.  Vince Bradley, CEO of Malibu, Calif.-based WTG, said the blockbuster deal opens the door for WTG partners to expand globally into geographic markets that up until now have been unavailable to most of them, such as Asia and South America.


Hybrid IT, cloud-enabled technologies fast becoming the ‘new normal’

APACWith the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment which is fast becoming the new normal. Besides helping enterprises to drive digital disruption, the latest Hybrid IT environment is also enhancing the customer experience and encouraging business model innovation.


Frost & Sullivan: Hybrid IT and cloud-enabled technologies will define the new normal, from SG

APACPR Newswire — SINGAPORE: Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organizations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment.


VMware Aligns Business Mobility Offering in Asia Pacific to US$24b Market Opportunity by 2016

APACPR Newswire — SHANGHAI: VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that it has centralized its business mobility sales team in Asia Pacific and Japan to be led by Sanjay Deshmukh, general manager, business mobility, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware. The integrated go-to-market sales team will address customer demand for a holistic approach to managing IT, based on VMware’s Architecture for New IT that enables any application to securely run on any device.


Managing the Great Wall of data with the cloud

China.gifNetwork Asia — The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, sees millions of Chinese workers head back to their hometowns for the holidays, in what has become known as the world’s largest annual human migration. This year, Chinese railways, roads, airlines and waterways carried a total of 2.81 billion passengers during the Spring Festival travel rush. This colossal amount of human traffic puts a great deal of stress on the country’s transportation network, particularly the railways, which saw 295 million passengers in less than two months.


HP expands its HP Helion Network in Asia-Pacific and Japan

APACMIS Asia — HP is growing its HP Helion Network in Asia-Pacific and Japan with the addition of 50 channel partners, system integrators (SIs), service providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and developers to the program. These businesses will be working with HP to deliver open standards-based hybrid Cloud services designed specifically to customer needs. Some of these 50 businesses include Triforce, Oriel and Klikon in Australia, Valuepoint Group, PC Solutions and Shro Systems in India, and Asys, Eden T&S and BayNex in Korea.


Telstra wins $23m Komatsu deal extension

AustraliaTelstra has won an extension to a 15-year-partnership with mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu, signing a three-year extension valued at $23 million. Under the deal, Telstra will continue to provide voice, data and mobile services as well as machine-to-machine and cloud services to the company. The telco will help Komatsu extend a recent trial of M2M technology, which Komatsu said had allowed the company to remotely download performance diagnostic data from more than 700 pieces of Komatsu equipment on mine sites without human interaction.