Amazon considering setting up cloud data centers in Taiwan

TaiwanDigi Times — Amazon Web Services (AWS) is considering establishing cloud data centers in Taiwan and has finished a feasibility evaluation but has not yet made any decision, Amazon corporate vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung revealed at AWS Summit in Taipei on May 20.

Data centre market in India to touch $4.5 billion by 2018: IAMAI

IndiaTimes of India — Currently valued at $2.2 billion, India’s data centre infrastructure market is expected to touch $4.5 billion by 2018. India is poised to be the second-largest market for data centres in Asia-Pacific by 2020 and the investments are expected to reach $7 billion, according to a report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

Global Data Center and SDN Market Nearly Doubled Last Year

APACInformation Management — The global data center and enterprise software-defined networking (SDN) market jumped 82% in 2015 from the prior year, reaching $1.4 billion, according to research and analysis firm IHS Inc. These figures include in-use for SDN Ethernet switches, SDN controllers, software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) appliances and control and management.

Government CIO points to Hong Kong as Asia’s leading digital nation

Hong KongThe Stack — Speaking at this year’s inaugural Cloud Expo Asia in Hong Kong, Victor Lam, CIO of the region’s government, presented a keynote address in which he discussed the federal initiatives under way to boost cloud and data centre development – two markets he believes represent the ‘technology pillars’ in the digital economy.

ZTE and Tencent reveal jointly developed low-energy data center

ChinaNikkei — BEIJING — China’s leading mobile hardware maker ZTE and internet services company Tencent Holdings have jointly developed an environmentally-friendly data center. According to a joint statement on Monday, the “Tencent West Lab,” as it is named, is a mobile, containerized data center requiring low levels of energy for operation.

ST Telemedia expands data center business in India and Singapore

IndiaDatacenter News — Singapore Technologies (ST) Telemedia and Tata Communications have entered into a strategic partnership to expand their joint data center business in India and Singapore. ST Telemedia has officially acquired a 74% majority stake in Tata Communications’ while the company continues to hold the remaining 26% stake.

Twenty Asia-Pacific Companies Looking to Improve Datacenter Performance Adopt Violin Memory’s Flash Storage Platform

APACMarketwired — SANTA CLARA: Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a global pioneer of award-winning all-flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, announced that its All Flash Arrays (AFAs) have gained widespread adoption in the Asia-Pacific region from February 2015 through April 2016.

Microsoft Corporation To Expand Cloud Coverage In South Korea

KoreaStocks Daily — Microsoft Corporation will soon offer cloud coverage in South Korea. The announcement was made through a blog post by Takeshi Numoto, CVP of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise. According to Numoto, Microsoft has invested $15 billion in improving their cloud infrastructure and services. As such, one of the developments from this investment is the establishment of a new datacenter region in Seoul.

Seagate Partners with China’s Sugon to Tap Fast Expanding Data Center Market

ChinaBusiness Wire — BEIJING: Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced an important breakthrough partnership with Sugon, China’s leading information system integrated service provider, whereby the computer maker will incorporate Seagate’s latest 4TB Enterprise Performance 3.5 HDD into its new TC4600T line of server products.

Digital Realty and Tata Comm Partner to Expand Connectivity Services in Hillsboro

IndiaDQ India — Digital Realty Trust announced today that it is partnering with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, to offer customers a new state-of-the-art connectivity solution in Digital Realty’s data center in Hillsboro, Oregon. This facility is widely recognized as a hub for major submarine cables, and the partnership is expected to enable both organizations to meet enhanced customer demand for high-bandwidth services and enterprise-grade applications across the U.S. and Asia.

Building a private cloud in Asia

APACDatacenter Dynamics — In a world enamored with the instant provisioning, simplicity and elasticity of the public cloud, it’s possible to forget that there is still a surge of interest in private cloud deployments built using self-owned hardware at on-premises locations.

Busan City to House Subsea Data Center of Microsoft

KoreaBusiness Korea — Microsoft Korea CEO Ko Soon-dong had a press conference in Seoul on May 11 and announced that Microsoft would provide more stable and fast cloud computing services by opening new data centers in Seoul and Busan early next year with demands for cloud computing services on the rise in the Asia-Pacific region including South Korea.

Macquarie Telecom invests $15m in data centers after big customer win

AustraliaData Center News — Australia’s Macquarie Telecom is investing around AU$15 million in its data center operations after signing a data center services deal with an unnamed Fortune 100 customer. The customer has contracted Macquarie Telecom to provide up to 2.5MW of capacity over an initial contract term of six years.

Cloud infrastructure services market booming; AWS leads way

APACDatacenter News — A ‘dramatic’ shift in data center expenditure from on-premises to service provider deployments shows no immediate signs of slowing, but it’s having a major impact on the IT industry including the channel.

‘Digital India augurs well for data centre business’

IndiaFinancial Express — Data centres are an important part of infrastructure and there are several sectors spurring this growth, says Sunil Gupta, executive-director & president of Netmagic, an NTT Communications company and a leading managed hosting and cloud service provider.

Single deal fills phase one of Digital Realty Osaka data center

JapanDatacenter News — Data center provider Digital Realty has fully leased phase one of its first Japanese data center to a single cloud service provider. A William Stein, Digital Realty chief executive, says the company signed a multi-megawatt lease with a hyper-scale cloud service provider in Osaka, fully leasing phase one of Digital Realty’s first project in Japan.

Are Asia’s data center networks ready for the IoT avalanche?

APACMIS Asia — Asia Pacific is set to become the frontline for the Internet of Things (IoT). The number of things connected is expected to grow from 3.1 billion to 8.6 billion by 2020, according to IDC. Momentum is building fast, thanks to a combination of both enterprise and government investment. For example, a few months ago, Singapore became one of the world’s first cities to join a two-year standardization project by the ITU.

China Telecom signs with Kazakh firm for new link to Europe

ChinaDatacenter Dynamics — China Telecom has signed up a Kazakh telecom firm to deliver a fast high-capacity route from Hong Kong to Europe, dubbed a new Silk Road. Kazakhstan’s largest telecoms firm, JSC Kazakhtelecom (KT), will deliver a route from Hong Kong to Frankfurt with a latency of only 162ms, for China Telecom Global (CTG), the international arm of state-owmed China Telecom. The Kazakh firm cancover about half the distance between China and Europe.

Spark data centre reaping energy savings

New ZealandDatacenter News — A new cooling system means Spark is saving a street’s worth of energy every year, according to a company statement. The New Zealand telecommunications firm says a new cooling system implemented in one of its Central Auckland data centres has turned into an annual energy savings equivalent to more than 45 homes.

Singapore Datacenter Week Gains Momentum

SingaporeDatacenter Dynamics — Having established itself as an annual highlight of the region’s IT industry Singapore Datacenter Week 2016 is scheduled for the 13-16 September prior to the Singapore F1 Night Time Grand Prix and will be centred around the iconic Marina Bay Sands Convention Center.

CenturyLink Cloud launched in Australia

AustraliaDatacenter Dynamics — CenturyLink has announced the availability of CenturyLink Cloud in Australia, just over a year after its launch in Singapore. Located in Sydney, CenturyLink says the new cloud node will enable it to deliver enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security through its global network.

Mesosphere open sources DC/OS data center management platform

APACNetworks Asia — Cloud computing startup Mesosphere has decided to open source its platform for managing data center resources, with the backing of over 60 tech companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Cisco Systems.

Keppel expands data center footprint to Hong Kong with PCCW Global

Hong KongPCCW Global has entered into a long-term collaboration with Keppel Data Centres Holding to co-develop and market an international carrier exchange in Hong Kong. The 1000 square meter facility will be fitted out to Tier III specifications with 2N power redundancy to ensure service availability of up to 99.982%.

Salesforce puts up 2nd Japan datacenter with NEC

JapanEnterprise Innovation — Salesforce has signed an agreement to establish a second datacenter in the Kansai region of Japan, selecting NEC as its service provider. This data center in Japan supports Salesforce’s growing global customer base and expands the company’s datacenter capacity across the entire Asia-Pacific region.

LinkedIn data center goes online in Singapore

SingaporeEnterprise Innovation — LinkedIn has opened its first data center in Singapore, spanning 23,500 square feet in Jurong. This isone of six data centers for LinkedIn globally, and the first outside the United States.  LinkedIn has invested S$80 million so far in the new data center, which was established to enhance the experience for the fast-growing base of LinkedIn members and clients across the Asia-Pacific region, including speed and reliability of access to LinkedIn’s services as they connect to professional opportunities on the network.

Keppel DC REIT’s Latest Earnings: What Investors Should Know

SingaporeFool — Keppel DC REIT (SGX: ABJU) released its fiscal first-quarter earnings report yesterday evening. The reporting period was from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016. The real estate investment trust (REIT) had its initial public offering (IPO) in 2014, so it can be considered a relatively new kid on the block. Keppel DC REIT currently has nine data center properties spread out across six countries in Asia Pacific and Europe.

CenturyLink Launches CenturyLink Cloud in Australia

AustraliaSonoran Weekly Review — CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), an integrated communications company, said Wednesday that CenturyLink Cloud is now available in Australia. The CenturyLink Cloud platform delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by CenturyLink’s global network.

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.

APAC providing 40.1% of space for colocation; consolidation ahead

APACData Center News — The global colocation market is expected to top US$33.2 billion by 2018, with Asia Pacific now accounting for 40.1% of total operational space for colocation. 451 Research says the data center colocation market saw US$27.0 billion in annualised revenue in Q4 of last year, with the majority of the revenue derived from local providers with sub-$500 million in annualised colocation revenues.

​Is Australia losing its Cloud edge?

AustraliaAR Net — Australia has lost its edge as a low risk location for datacentres, with tax rates and labour efficiency to blame as the local market’s position as a leading Cloud services industry comes under threat. In sliding down the datacentre risk parameter in the Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) 2016 report, Australia now places behind Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand as the region’s most attractive cloud computing market, yet still leads the US, UK and Germany in terms of cloud implementation and growth strategies.