Spirent, Huawei conclude switch test for datacenter

ChinaEconomic Times — NEW DELHI: UK-based test and measurement company Spirent Communications and Chinese gear maker Huawei conducted a forwarding performance test of the CE-L72CM-FG 7.2Tbps line card for datacenter core switches, the two companies said in a statement Monday. The trial used Spirent TestCenter with high-density interface testing modules that are capable of verifying next generation datacenter architectures and routers.

http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/spirent-huawei-conclude-switch-test-for-datacenter/54287392

How interconnection increased global data flows by 45X

APACDatacenter News — Enterprises worldwide are facing a massive wave of digital disruption that’s causing them to rethink their current business and IT deployment models. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) sums up the situation well, describing the meteoric rise of what it calls the “digitally interconnected global economy,” where global data flows have replaced and transformed large parts of an economy once dominated by flows of goods, services and finance.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/how-interconnection-increased-global-data-flows-45x/

ProphetStor disaster recovery powers IDC Frontier’s Japanese data centers

JapanDatacenter News — IDC Frontier Japan has fully integrated ProphetStor Data Services across its nine data centers in Japan, in preparation for its cloud-based disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) services. The company will provide DRaaS through its “Eco-Alliance” partner program for channel partners throughout Japan. Partners will be able to use the cloud-based platform to provide IT and data services to customers.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/prophetstor-disaster-recovery-powers-idc-frontiers-japanese-data-centers/

Heavy investment by Chinese govt creates opportunities for data center market

ChinaDatacenter News — The Chinese data center market is on the rise, with new forecasts from analyst firm Technavio predicting 13% growth from 2016-2020. China’s support of global enterprises is reflected in the amount of data centers popping up around the country, Technavio says.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/heavy-investment-chinese-govt-creates-opportunities-data-center-market/

Data centre space in Asia Pacific to grow 38.5% in 2018

APACYahoo — Singapore already houses 50% of ASEAN data centre capacity. As data usage continues to grow, requirement for data storage facilities expands as well, with total data centre demand growing 38.5% in 2018. Quoting BroadGroup, a report by CIMB Research said there could be another round of substantial growth afoot for data centres in ASEAN over the next 24 months, with a market estimated to sit at $4.6 billion (US$3.4 billion) by the end of 2017.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/data-centre-space-asia-pacific-091800759.html

Equinix Expands in Asia-Pacific with 4th IBX in Sydney

AustraliaYahoo — EQIX recently inaugurated the fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center, SY4, in Sydney, Australia. This is in line with the company’s 2016 Expansion Plan announced in Mar 2016, under which it planned to open four data centers in Tokyo, Dallas, Sao Paulo and Sydney by the end of the year.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/equinix-eqix-expands-asia-pacific-124912464.html

Asia emerges as a hot destination for setting up data centers

APACFirst Post — With the proliferation of cheap smartphones and tablets and the ever-expanding reach of the Internet, Asia—particularly South-East Asia–has emerged as a hot destination for the setting up of data centers. Rise in Internet users together with good economic growth translates into greater data demand.

http://tech.firstpost.com/biztech/asia-emerges-as-a-hot-destination-for-setting-up-data-centers-330315.html

Equinix opens fourth facility in Sydney

AustraliaDatacenter Dynamics — Equinix has opened its fourth facility in Sydney, following hot on the heels of an expansion of its other Australian data center in Melbourne. The $97 million (US) international business exchange (IBX) data center is 4km from Sydneys’s central business district, and already has some 20 customers, according to reports – including network provider Connectivity IT, broadband network Grex, managed hosting firm Servers Australia, and cloud provider Zettagrid.

China Unicom announces launch of new Hong Kong data center

Hong KongDatacenter News — China Unicom opened its newest and largest Hong Kong data center last week, which is also the company’s most advanced cloud center beyond mainland China. More than 200 guests attended the opening, including government representatives, China Unicom executives, telecommunications leaders and business leaders.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/china-unicom-announces-launch-new-hong-kong-data-center/

Mad Rush For Data Centers Signals Coming-of-Age For Cloud Computing

APACCXO Today — On June 28, Internet services major Amazon launched its first set of data centers in India, saying that it is spending ‘tens of millions of dollars’ to set up data centers in the country. “The data center will help accelerate growth,” said Shane Owenby, managing director-APAC, AWS in an interview. In India, Microsoft by now has three data centers, IBM has two, whereas many others such as Japan’s NTT also have big data center operations in the country.

http://www.cxotoday.com/story/mad-rush-for-data-centres-signals-coming-of-age-for-cloud-computing/

Quanta eyes data centers, cloud computing to offset meager Apple profits

TaiwanNikkei — TAOYUAN, Taiwan — Quanta Computer, the world’s biggest notebook personal computer assembler and major supplier of MacBook and Apple Watch, on Friday said cloud computing and data centers will be the most important growth driver for the Taiwanese company to offset headwinds in the PC market and meager profits from Apple orders.

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/AC/Quanta-eyes-data-centers-cloud-computing-to-offset-meager-Apple-profits

S’pore firm bets $2.3b on Asia-Pac data centres

AustraliaStraits Times — A Singaporean start-up is betting US$1.7 billion (S$2.3 billion) on becoming the digital landlord for tech giants building cloud services across Asia and Australia. AirTrunk plans to build data centres in Australia’s biggest cities of Sydney and Melbourne, with an anchor tenant already signed up as it targets undercutting rivals with lower prices. In the coming months, it will sign deals to expand into Singapore and Hong Kong.

http://www.straitstimes.com/business/spore-firm-bets-23b-on-asia-pac-data-centres

Alibaba Cloud rolls out second Singapore data center availability zone

SingaporeDatacenter News — Alibaba Cloud announced last month that its data center operations will be expanding, with a second availability zone in Singapore. The company’s Singapore data center opened in 2015 to serve the Asia Pacific region’s growing need for cloud and big data requirements.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/alibaba-cloud-rolls-out-second-singapore-data-center-availability-zone/

CITIC launches data & cloud centers in Asia-Pacific

ChinaDatacenter News — “Innovation never stops” Is CITIC Telecom International CPC’s mission, as the company announced last week that it will be taking a four-pillar approach to expand its Asia-Pacific business growth. The company will be launching new data centers, expanding network coverage, launching new cloud and security services, next-generation ICT development and a managed security services partnership (MSSP) with Fortinet.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/citic-launches-data-cloud-centers-asia-pacific/

RootBSD opens Hong Kong data center

Hong KongDatacenter Dynamics — Hosting provider RootBSD, which specializes in deployments based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix version, has expanded its cloud service footprint with a new data center in Hong Kong. Root BSD has a presence in over two dozen data centers around the world, and has added this new one in HKNet’s data center at Evergain Plaza, which is marketed as Tier II facility. HKNet is a subsidiary of NTT Com, and runs a carrier-neutral facility with Tier 1 backbone connectivity.

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/content-tracks/colo-cloud/rootbsd-opens-hong-kong-data-center/96498.fullarticle

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.

https://channellife.co.nz/story/cloud-hardware-market-hits-66-billion-q1/

Inside the 1-Net North data center in Singapore

SingaporeDatacenter News — 1-Net Singapore officially opened 1-Net North data center in June, becoming the first commercial data center in Southeast Asia with Tier III Constructed Facility certified by the Uptime Institute. The 1-Net North facility comes as a timely solution to Singapore’s growing emphasis on its Smart Nation vision, the company says.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/inside-1-net-north-data-center-singapore/

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.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/06/28/amazons-first-indian-aws-data-centers-launch-in-mumbai/

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.

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/amazon-web-services-cloud-computing-platform-available-from-datacenters-in-india-322822.html

NEXTDC M1 data centre achieves NABERS 4.5 star rating

AustraliaDatacenter News — NEXTDC has achieved a 4.5 rating from NABERS for its Data-Center-as-a-Service provider technology at its M1 center in Port Melbourne, Australia. The company’s data center certification began in October 2014 through rigorous measurements and efforts from its engineering team. The result minimised IT and energy costs while forming a sustainability strategy and meeting customer demands.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/nextdc-m1-data-centre-achieves-nabers-45-star-rating/

Fujitsu awarded Australia’s first NABERS data center portfolio ratings

JapanDatacenter News — Fujitsu Australia has today been awarded Australia’s first NABERS data portfolio ratings across six of its data centers, resulting from Fujitsu’s locally-based plans to drive its global Environmental Action Plan Stage VIII. The Plan aims to sustainably develop ICT solutions, reduce environmental impacts, and therefore contributing to society.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/fujitsu-awarded-australias-first-nabers-data-center-portfolio-ratings/

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.

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450298248/Interoute-launches-virtual-datacentre-zone-in-Singapore

Fujitsu inks Megaport data center deal

AustraliaDatacenter News — Fujitsu has teamed up with elastic interconnection provider Megaport in a move the company says will allow it to offer customers new ways of provisioning connections to cloud services, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. The agreement kicks off with the installation of a Megaport point of presence in the Fujitsu Malaga (Perth), and North Ryde (Sydney) data centers.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/fujitsu-inks-megaport-data-center-deal/

Singapore Tests Data Centres At 30 Degrees In 90 Percent Humidity

SingaporeTech Week Europe — Singapore is preparing to test a data centre that can operate in tropical climates without the need for intensive cooling usually synonymous with any data centre operatio. The Tropical Data Centre (TDC), currently planned for a Q3 trial, could help reduce energy consumptions in data centres by almost 40 percent, its designers claim, and is part of Singapore’s ‘smart nation’ green initiative.

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/cloud/datacenter/singapore-data-centre-temperature-cooling-193000

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.

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/content-tracks/colo-cloud/alibaba-cloud-expands-singapore-data-center/96407.fullarticle

Fear your on-premises security, not the cloud

APACMIS 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.

http://www.mis-asia.com/blogs/blogs/fear-your-on-premises-security-not-the-cloud/

Australian data centre services market: growing at 12.4% CAGR to 2022, $2+ billion by 2021

AustraliaIT Wire — Demand and growth in the Australian data centre (DC) services market is being driven by big data, IoT, analytics, mobile data, storage, computing power, infrastructure and more. Increasing use of Big Data, IoT applications and analytics software, coupled with growing global mobile data traffic which is expected to increase at 53% CAGR from 2015 to 2020, is seeing enterprises’ demand additional bandwidth, data storage and computing power, as well as infrastructure and services for secure storage and monitoring of data.

http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/data-centres/73377-australian-data-centre-services-market-growing-at-12-4-cagr-to-2022,-$2-billion-by-2021.html

Cloudways Cloud Platform now available in DigitalOcean’s Bangalore data center

IndiaDatacenter News — Cloudways has secured integration rights into DigitalOcean’s new Bangalore data center in India, which the company says will extend its reach in India and into other Asian markets. Cloudways Cloud Platform provides a base for the deployment and management of business websites, blogs, e-commerce businesses and web applications.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/cloudways-cloud-platform-now-available-digitaloceans-bangalore-data-center/

Singapore trials world’s first tropical data center

SingaporeEnterprise Innovation — Singapore is conducting trials on the world’s first Tropical Data Centre (TDC), which could reduce energy consumption by data centers by up to 40 percent. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said the trial would test how data servers react under various “live” situations, such as peak surges or transferring of data, and in diverse conditions, such as with no temperature or humidity controls.

http://www.enterpriseinnovation.net/article/singapore-trials-worlds-first-tropical-data-center-1651729395

AWS Sydney outage prompts architecture rethink

AustraliaLast night’s outage to an Amazon Web Services Sydney availability zone is prompting some of AWS’ biggest local customers to reconsider their architectures to mitigate future damaging downtime. AWS has built its brand on reliability as well as flexibility and cost, but yesterday’s storms in Sydney showed that even the public cloud powerhouse isn’t immune to nature.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/aws-sydney-outage-prompts-architecture-rethink-420506