Datacenter 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.
Networks 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.
PCCW 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%.
Enterprise 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.
Enterprise 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.
Fool — 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.
Sonoran 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.
Sys 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.
Data 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.
AR 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.
eWeek — A 451 Research report estimates that currently, the world’s largest region in terms of total operational space for colocation is Asia Pacific. The global colocation market will reach $33.2 billion by 2018, according to 451 Research’s latest quarterly Datacenter Knowledgebase (DCKB) release, which tracks nearly 4,800 data centers operated by 1,286 companies worldwide.
Telecom Asia — More than a quarter (27%) of worldwide retail and wholesale colocation revenues are being generated in just five metro areas, new data from Synergy Research Group indicates. Ranked by revenue generated in the fourth quarter of 2015, the top five metros are New York, London, Washington, Tokyo and Silicon Valley.
Datacenter Dynamics — Singapore and Korea have the fastest data centers in the Asia/Pacific region, with more than two in five boasting network connections of at least 1Gbps to enterprise customers. Not too far behind is China and Thailand, with the proportion of such networks in data centers there pegged at one in three.
Datacenter News — Nintex has signed on to deploy and operate its cloud-based services within Microsoft’s Azure Japan data center, to support increased cloud adoption in Asia Pacific. The workflow automation vendor says operating within the Microsoft Azure Japan data center will provide Nintex end users in Japan with greater uptime, enhanced data security and more bandwidth, enabling more effective response, management and scaling of Nintex Workflow for Office 365 deployments and migration from Workflow for SharePoint to cloud or hybrid scenarios.
Networks Asia — SDN can’t be done on an island, according to Nuage Networks. If an enterprise is doing a software-defined datacenter, it must also do a software-defined WAN to ensure consistent policy across the IT infrastructure, said Sunil Khandekar, Nuage CEO and co-founder.
V3 — Google is embarking on an ambitious plan to expand the footprint of its Google Cloud Platform, announcing the first two of more than 10 additional regions around the globe as the firm tries to catch up with rivals such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The first two additional regions – US Western in Oregon and East Asia in Tokyo – are due to become operational later this year.
Digi Times — Quanta Computer has partnered with telecom equipment maker Ericsson to push the cloud computing datacenter market and the cooperation is expected to boost its telecom products’ revenue contribution in the cloud computing business from 3% currently to 40% after five years. Quanta’s cloud computing business has 97% of revenues contributed by datacenter orders from Google and Amazon.
Business Wire — DUBLIN: Asia Pacific Colocation market was estimated to be $4.55 billion in 2015. The region is expected to witness the highest growth at a CAGR of 19.12% over the forecast period, with colocation revenues generated to reach $12.99 billion by 2021. Government initiatives, adoption of cloud computing solutions, outsourcing key IT business segments are some of the factors which will contribute to the growth of colocation market in the region.
IT News — Digital Realty has secured 4.7 acres adjacent to its two Melbourne data centres where the company will build an $89 million third facility to meet growing demand. The global data centre operator, which counts cloud providers like IBM SoftLayer and Rackspace amongst its Australian customers, plans to start work on a 5.7 mega Watt facility once customer demand for leases reaches a commercial tipping point and is ready to spill over from its existing multi-tenanted site next door in Melbourne’s Deer Park.
Telecom Asia — The Australian Securities Exchange’s (ASX) new PoP in Equinix’s International Business Exchange data center in Hong Kong is now operational. ASX is leveraging Platform Equinix in key international markets including Chicago and now Hong Kong, to help meet the needs of its growing business across the Asian region.
AFR — Global data centre giant Digital Realty will invest more than $90 million in a new data centre in Melbourne’s west, as increasing demand for information storage drives industrial property development. Financial services, cloud computing users, and telcos have become major tenants in data centres around Australia.
PRNewswire — SAN JOSE: OCP was held at the San Jose Conference Center. As a server vendor with comprehensive strength in the Chinese cloud computing market, a cloud computing specialist with number one shares in the Chinese market as well as a sales volume and R&D capacity that ranks in the top five in the world, Inspur’s participation in this distinguished event not just represents further communication with the media and industry peers, but also exhibited Inspur’s comprehensive cabinet server SmartRack, the Tissot 860G3, the HPC and other high-performance core products and solutions.
MIS Asia — Servers are facing the same fate as PCs and mobile devices, with a growing number of them made in Asian countries like China and Taiwan, a Gartner analyst says. Much like PCs and mobile devices, it’s cheaper for companies to buy servers made in Asia than in the U.S., and buyers can get servers customized to meet their specific requirements, said Jeffrey Hewitt, an analyst at Gartner.
Jknus — Nintex, in cooperation with Microsoft, will deploy and operate its cloud-based services within the Microsoft Azure Japan datacenter to ensure greater reliability, security, scalability, and sustainability of its software for customers and partners doing business in Asia Pacific. “Microsoft has invested $15 billion in its global datacenter infrastructure which it has managed for more than a quarter of a century,” said Nintex CEO John Burton.
Digi Times — Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$62.11 billion (US$1.86 billion) for February 2016, increasing 3.39% on month and 12.89% on year, and NT$122.18 billion for January-February, slipping 2.37% on year. Quanta’s notebook shipments stayed flat on month at 2.3 million units in February and will return to growth in March.
Bangkok Post — NTT Communications (Thailand), the local operating unit of the Tokyo-based information and communication technology firm, has added a second data centre facility in Thailand to capitalise on the fast-growing data centre and cloud computing markets. The 1.1-billion-baht data centre is the company’s third-largest in Asean after Singapore and Malaysia.
Datacenter News — A growth in hyperscale data centres helped propel worldwide server revenue and shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015, with Asia Pacific leading the charge. Gartner says server revenue grew 8.2% year on year for the fourth quarter, while shipments were up 9.2%. Asia Pacific saw the highest growth rate for both unit shipments and revenue at 20.1% and 19.7% respectively.
Enterprise Tech — As it seeks to boost global demand for servers, especially in the nascent Asian market, Lenovo announced a “global strategic partnership” this week with networking specialist Juniper Networks aimed at the next generation of hyper-converged datacenters. Lenovo (HKSE:992), which is attempting to expand server demand across Asia, also said the partnership would seek to “develop joint go-to-market plans and a tailor-made resell model to address unique localization requirements in China”
Datacenter Dynamics — In Japan, Equinix has opened the first unit in its promised datacenter expansion program. The International Business Exchange (IBX) data center has been named TY5, becoming the tenth Equinix facility in the Japanese capital. TY5’s 5,078 square meters (54,663 square feet) have cost the company $43 million, providing space for 350 cabinets with a further 375 lined up for a second phase of development.
Datacenter News — Global Switch has commenced construction of the final stages of its US$300 million Sydney East data center. Once completed, Global Switch’s Sydney campus will span 73,000m2 and 83MVA of utility power capacity. The campus will also feature six telecommunications rooms and four diverse telecommunications entry points, making it the richest carrier density in Australia, Global Switch says.