Salesforce Signs Agreement with NEC to Establish Second Data Center in Japan

JapanSys Con — TOKYO, Apr 6, 2016 – (JCN Newswire) – Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM company, along with NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leading provider in IT and network technology integration and a wide-range of cloud solutions, today announced Salesforce has signed an agreement to establish a second data center in the Kansai Region of Japan, selecting NEC as its service provider.

http://news.sys-con.com/node/3754944

Oracle Korea to launch more database cloud services

KoreaKorea Times — Oracle Korea said Wednesday that it will increase its footprint in the nation’s database cloud market by launching more cloud services this year. The local subsidiary of the U.S.-based enterprise solutions giant said it will expand its presence as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider in the local market.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/common/vpage-pt.asp?categorycode=133&newsidx=197259

Wipro to acquire BPaaS provider Viteos Group for $130 million

IndiaTimes of India — Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Viteos Group, a BPaaS provider for the Alternative Investment Management Industry for a purchase consideration of $130 million. The company specializes in Platform-led Transformation and utility-based offerings in Reconciliation, KYC, Settlements, Middle Office, Asset Servicing, Syndicated Loans and Reference Data Solutions, with coverage across asset classes.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Wipro-to-acquire-BPaaS-provider-Viteos-Group-for-130-million/articleshow/50291904.cms

We are bullish on the cloud opportunity in India: Ericsson’s Jason Hoffman

IndiaEconomic Times — NEW DELHI: Ericsson, the world’s largest telecom gear maker, is bullish on the opportunity in the Indian market for its cloud vertical. Jason Hoffman, head of cloud technology at Ericsson, believes that the cloud business has the possibility to become the largest business within the company. Speaking to ET’s Danish Khan, Hoffman talks about the opportunity in the Indian market for the cloud vertical, the business potential and business model.

http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/infrastructure/telecom-equipment/we-are-bullish-on-the-cloud-opportunity-in-india-ericssons-jason-hoffman/49759143

AT&T, Ericsson and Apcera demonstrate NFV in a PaaS environment

JapanBusiness Cloud News — AT&T and Ericsson claim they’ve created an improvement to container technology that makes cloud telco platforms far more secure and yet easier to set up. They jointly presented their invention in proof of concept exercise, along with cloud service provider Apcera. Container technology, previously used for creating secure environments for text based office and enterprise productivity applications, has been tweaked in order to overcome some of its security limitations, when telecoms is handled in the cloud.

http://www.businesscloudnews.com/2015/10/29/att-ericsson-and-apcera-demonstrate-nfv-in-a-paas-environment/

NetApp Expands OpenStack Capabilities With Production-Ready Manila File Share as a Service

JapanMarket Wire — JAPAN OPENSTACK SUMMIT: NetApp, Inc., the founder of the OpenStack® Manila open-source file-share-as-a-service project, today announced that Manila is production ready for the mainstream enterprise. With Manila, enterprises can now easily build or enhance a cloud-ready data center capable of handling business-critical and content-management applications.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/netapp-expands-openstack-capabilities-with-production-ready-manila-file-share-as-service-nasdaq-ntap-2067204.htm

China market: Huawei to offer business-use cloud services

ChinaDigi Times  — China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced that it plans to launch business-use cloud services in the China market, in addition to its current role as being a telecom equipment and solution supplier. Huawei will offer IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) services initially, targeting government organizations and state-run enterprises.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150804PD201.html

Oracle steps up marketing of cloud services in Asia-Pacific

APACIn order to meet growing demand, US IT firm Oracle recently announced a plan to recruit 1,000 sales representatives in the Asia-Pacific region, including over 250 in China, according to the website of the Beijing-based Economic Observer. The plan has come on the heels of the launch of the company’s China growth plan three years ago, calling for branches to be set up in virtually every province, autonomous region and municipality.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150405000009&cid=1204

Salesforce Posts Strong Q4 Results, Eyes Analytics Market to Drive Future Growth

APACThe geographical expansion paid off in fiscal 2015 as revenue growth was led by jointly by the Americas and Europe with 33% year on year acceleration in revenue in each region. Asia-Pacific followed with 21% year on year revenue growth in fiscal 2015. It should be noted that Europe achieved the same revenue acceleration as the Americas despite foreign exchange headwinds from a weakened Euro.

http://www.trefis.com/stock/crm/articles/282640/feb-25-salesforce-posts-strong-q4-results-eyes-analytics-market-to-drive-future-growth/2015-02-26

Jelastic And FAST.hit Form Down-to-Earth Computing Cloud, from AU

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2015 -Jelastic, Inc., the first company that combined Unlimited PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and Container-Based IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) into one solution, has announced their partnership withFAST.hit, a leading hosting provider based in Perth, Western Australia. Frost and Sullivan recently reportedthat Australia’s demand for cloud services is elevated by the increased use of data intensive applications, which necessitates the use of back-end cloud applications needed to store and analyse this data.

http://www.hostreview.com/news/150115-jelastic-and-fasthit-form-down-to-earth-computing-cloud

Helps CFOs Manage And Control Their F&A Processes On A Standardized Platform

BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro Ltd. has announced the launch of its ‘Finance and Accounting Business-Process-as-a-Service’ (F&A BPaaS) solution for enterprises. Developed in partnership with NetSuite, the cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites provider, Wipro’s F&A BPaaS is a comprehensive, end-to-end business process solution that can help improve business agility, user experience and process efficiency.

http://m.newshunt.com/in/english/ciol/enterprise/helps-cfos-manage-and-control-their-fa-processes-on-a-standardized-platform_29394471