IBM Watson comes to Singapore

Written on Sunday, 12 June 2016 07:04
IBM has opened The Watson Centre in Singapore billing it as “an incubator designed to bring together organizations of all sizes, business partners and IBM experts to co-create business solutions that leverage IBM's cognitive, blockchain and design capabilities.” According to IBM, in less than five years, disruptive technologies such as cognitive computing and blockchain will drive dramatic shifts in every industry. IBM’s new Watson Centre, at Marina Bay, will act as a center of expertise for almost 5,000 IBM cognitive…
CENX, the global leader of orchestrated service assurance and management solutions for physical and virtualized networks, announced at CommunicAsia2016 that it is collaborating with Brocade, Red Hat, and RIFT.io to showcase end-to-end service management capabilities over hybrid network infrastructure in its SDNFV innovation lab. This initiative highlights how interoperability between vendors can help accelerate time to market for service providers who are seeking to efficiently operationalize their Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments using Lifecycle Service Orchestration…
Whether it is the use of smartphones, laptops or tablets, a recent survey by CommScope shows that mobile devices are playing a larger part as game changers in today’s businesses, as enterprise IT managers struggle to keep pace with mobility’s dramatic effects on workplace productivity and requirements. Meanwhile, cloud-based IT services and applications also have grabbed the attention of those responsible for enterprise networks, according to the CommScope study. While nearly three-fourths of respondents confirmed they already are deploying some…
Reliance Communications subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has formed a partnership with Cornell University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department to test and implement new technology for dynamic, optimal routing. Cornell Professor Kevin Tang, head of the university’s research group who is overseeing the project, said the technology was able to reroute traffic in the event of failure in less than 100 milliseconds — fast enough for video streaming traffic to be unaffected. Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange COO,…
EdgeConneX announced that Megaport will deploy its SDN-based elastic interconnection fabric in its Portland Edge Data Center®. With Megaport, EdgeConneX’s Portland-based enterprise customers will gain scalable, private, direct connections to the world’s most popular cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and more. This capability has previously only been available to companies collocated in one of the nine major Internet peering points across North America. MegaportOn the heels of AWS’ announcement establishing its first metro connection in…

USA FIBER's new Ashburn ring

Written on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 07:05
USA FIBER signed one of the top three largest cloud services companies in the world in its newly installed conduit and dark fiber platform in Ashburn, VA. The client selected USA FIBER for the scale of inventory, quality of the construction and the engineering specifications within its secure underground conduit infrastructure. In terms of overall power capacity, Northern Virginia, with a concentration in Ashburn, is the United States' largest data center market. With over 425 MW of commissioned critical power,…

Singtel opens Cyber Security Institute

Written on Sunday, 08 May 2016 11:34
Singtel has opened the Singtel Cyber Security Institute (CSI), describing it as a hybrid between an advanced cyber range and an educational institute, and claiming it to be the first of its kind in the region to test and train companies in dealing with sophisticated cyber threats. Bill Chang, CEO Group Enterprise at Singtel, said: “Based on our engagements with companies in Singapore, more than 85 percent do not have robust cyber response plans nor the opportunity to conduct realistic…
DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, announced entering a partnership arrangement with Symantec Corporation to provide security solutions and services to help customers navigate the complex world of threats and cyber-crime. DarkMatter will enable customers to leverage business opportunities, reduce costs and improve productivity through the combination of its industry expertise and Symantec's security technologies. Organizations will benefit from a comprehensive portfolio of unified cyber security services, including consultation, in the areas of Information…
Three leading companies in the sectors of sport, aviation and technology recently discussed their knowledge-sharing partnership in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, that has spurred business innovation and given them a competitive edge. City Football Group, the company that operates football clubs including Manchester City FC, has partnered with the Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways, and the German software and technology giant SAP to share their latest breakthroughs on everything from technology and R&D to business best practices and customer…

GoDaddy launches cloud servers & cloud apps in Asia

Written on Monday, 25 April 2016 12:41
GoDaddy, which claims to be the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has expanded its hosting services to offer cloud servers and Bitnami-powered cloud applications in Asia. It says the new offerings are designed to help individual developers, tech entrepreneurs and IT professionals to quickly build, test and scale cloud solutions. “The platform offers a “pay as you go” utility billing model and the flexibility to meet the needs of customers,” GoDaddy said. “They only pay for what…
TI Sparkle announced that Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, has expanded its reach into TI Sparkle Sicily Hub in Palermo with a multiservice PoP, providing enhanced coverage and increased diversity options to support the customer’s business growth in the region. With an ever growing presence of multi-breed global players, TI Sparkle’s Next Generation Data Center and open ecosystem Sicily Hub continues to attract new eyeballs, content and interconnections to international infrastructure and a complete service marketplace…

USA FIBER Announces Major Dark Fiber Peering Platform Win

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:40
USA FIBER announced the activation of one of the largest integrated telecommunications carriers in the United States on its newly installed dark fiber platform in Ashburn, VA. The carrier selected USA FIBER for its innovative ring and drop peering structure, allowing complete access to all of the Ashburn data centers cost effectively, with new fibers and high performance specifications on the network. According to Loudoun County Economic Development up to 70 percent of the world's internet traffic flows through Loudoun's…
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