IBM & SK open IBM cloud data center in Korea

Written on Sunday, 28 August 2016 06:32
IBM has opened a new data center in Korea, in Pangyo outside Seoul, in collaboration with SK Holdings C&C. IBM said the new center would support growing demand across the country for cloud computing services. The two companies’ relationship for the new data center follows an existing partnership that offers hybrid cloud capabilities to the gaming, IT, manufacturing and retail industries. They also plan to make a cognitive cloud platform available at the new data center, “enabling local startups and…

Reliance Comms builds India-wide content delivery network

Written on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:46
Reliance Communications (RCOM) and its subsidiary, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), have deployed what they say is India’s first home-grown content delivery network (CDN), designed to take ‘Digital India’ from promise to fruition. Bill Barney, CEO of RCOM (Enterprise) & GCX, said Fast Edge comprised content caches around the edge of Reliance’s Indian network, connecting back to nine Tier III+ data centers in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. “The content caches, in turn, are seamlessly connected onward to our network of…

DDoS on the rise in Asia, and China bears the brunt

Written on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:21
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks increased 43 percent to more than 34,000 attacks in the second quarter of the year, according to Nexusguard's Q2 2016 Threat Report - Asia-Pacific. Nexusguard scans attack data for trends in vectors, duration, sources and other characteristics to inform organizations across industries of the latest methods. Its latest report shows that network protocol time (NTP) attacks accounted for 90 percent of DDoS attack in the Asia-Pacific region, much higher than the global figure of…
The Pirate Bay, the copyright infringement-accused online index of digital content, founded in 2003, recently celebrated its 13th birthday. The notorious supplier of download and contribute magnet links and torrent files, which facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing among users of the BitTorrent protocol, is now the last of the original torrent sites, after KickassTorrents (KAT) and Torrentz.eu both got shut down. Although other torrent sites remain, such as ExtraTorrent and RARBG, The Pirate Bay has managed to stick around for an…
"Google Fiber is already up and running in seven other major cities, outside California, but a source familiar with the project says the company is putting additional fiber locations on the back burner to reassess the technology and explore a cheaper alternative—wireless service that does not require expensive, capital-intensive and time-consuming installation of fiber cables under the ground," the Mercury News reported. "The source said Google is now focusing more on aerial installation." Google has told at least two Silicon…

Singtel debuts SDN-enabled hybrid cloud offerings

Written on Thursday, 04 August 2016 06:05
Singtel has launched a suite of software defined network and hybrid cloud services. They include the Data Center and Cloud Connect Service (DC Connect), billed as a first-of-its-kind software-defined network service for Singapore. It allows firms to easily access and move their data seamlessly between public and private clouds in more than 20 data centers using a single connection. The DC Connect service also provides latency of less than one millisecond, and a secure web portal for companies to dynamically…
Intel Security, in partnership with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), recently released ‘Hacking the Skills Shortage’, a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. A majority of respondents (82 percent) admit to a shortage of cybersecurity skills, with 71 percent of respondents citing this shortage as responsible for direct and measurable damage to organizations whose lack of talent makes them more desirable hacking targets. “A shortage of people…
telkomtelstra, the joint venture between Telekom Indonesia and Telstra, is to offer cloud based contact center services from Australian company ipSCAPE — partly owned by Telstra — to businesses in Indonesia. ipSCAPE was founded in 2005 and claims to have customers in 27 countries. Telstra took a 31.3 percent stake in 2012 and became a reseller of ipSCAPE’s services: they underpin the Telstra Virtual Contact Centre service. ipSCAPE’s executive chairman, John Palfreyman, said the partnership with telkomtelstra was a key…
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has announced plans to re-launch his Megaupload empire in 2017, exactly five years after U.S. authorities shut it down over allegations of copyright piracy. The file-sharing service was once the 13th most visited site on the internet, a New Zealand court heard last year, with 50 million daily users accounting for four percent of global web traffic. But it all came crashing down in January 2012, when the FBI shut down Megaupload's servers and New Zealand…
Fujitsu and Oracle have formed an alliance to help organizations in Japan, and their subsidiaries around the world, move their enterprise workloads to the cloud. Oracle cloud application and platform services - such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud – will be hosted in Fujitsu data centers in Japan and Fujitsu will “work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.” Specifically, Fujitsu will install…

NEC opens open source software center in India

Written on Monday, 04 July 2016 06:17
NEC Corporation and its Indian subsidiary, NEC Technologies India Private Limited (NTI), have set up a center in India dedicated to the support of open source software (OSS). “The OSS Technology Center aims to strengthen the organizational structure for supporting global enterprises in building systems based on OSS, to reinforce collaboration with international OSS vendors and to provide rapid technical support to users who construct systems operated globally using OSS,” NEC said. It added: “Moreover, the new organization will actively…
BT and Oracle announced on June 29 that they are working together to help organizations across the world take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the cloud. Oracle customers will be able to leverage the high performance, reliability, and security features of the BT Cloud Connect environment to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud. While organizations understand the promise and many benefits of the cloud, many are concerned about security and performance issues associated with cloud technologies.…
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