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Digital Transformation
Snowflake announces winners of the APAC data awards
Snowflake has unveiled the winners of its annual Data Drivers Awards for the Asia Pacific.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Korean Air moves entire IT infrastructure to AWS
Korean Air has migrated its entire IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services three years after announcing plans for cloud migration in 2018.
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Carbon emissions
APAC firms could slash carbon emissions by 78% by moving to cloud - AWS report
A new report from AWS and 451 Research suggests cloud infrastructure offers major benefits in terms of reducing energy usage, and the resulting reduction in carbon emissions.
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Data management
Most organisations still use trucks for data migration, and over half fail
WANdisco's survey shows most companies migrate data to the cloud using trucks and other outdated methods.
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Colocation
Navégalo builds on ranking as a top data center provider in LATAM
Navégalo is able to provide quality services at an excellent price for all companies with operations anywhere in Central America.
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Migration
New AI capabilities enabled with LiveData now automating Apache metadata into Databricks
WANdisco, a LiveData company, has announced its LiveData Migrator platform can now automate the migration of Apache Hive metadata directly into Databricks, enabling users to quickly enable new AI and machine learning capabilities.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Data backup and recovery software StorageCraft now supports Google, Amazon, Azure, and Wasabi
Data management company StorageCraft has released major updates to its flagship backup and recovery platforms.
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Google
CLOUDWRXS launches Intelligent Orchestration Platform
CLOUDWRXS has launched its new Intelligent Orchestration Platform for medium and large enterprises.
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Remote Working
Cogniflare launches data management platform Kyrah for Google Cloud
Cloud consultancy firm Cogniflare has announced the official launch of Kyrah, its new enterprise data management platform for Google Cloud customers. 
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Data storage company Qumulo announces support for Amazon Nimble Studio
Seattle based data storage company Qumulo has announced support for the Amazon Nimble Studio.
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Equinix
Equinix welcomes former Telstra exec Cyrus Adaggra to leadership team
Adaggra will lead the company’s growth strategy in the region, spanning the company’s existing and new markets.
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Microsoft
Microsoft to create data center region in Malaysia to drive digital growth
Microsoft has plans to launch its first data center region in Malaysia as part of an effort to deliver local cloud services and support the country’s digital growth.
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Global Switch
Global Switch opens final stage of Hong Kong data center
The facility's total floor space now spans more than 70,000 square metres.
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Tencent
Tencent Cloud to open internet data centre hub in Bahrain
“We will launch all necessary steps to set up a brand-new internet data centre in Bahrain to provide better coverage all over the Middle East and North African regions."
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Intel
Using AI to boost data centre uptime and lower TCO
How integrating intel memory failure prediction with AMI firmware further reduces memory failures in the data center.
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Data center management
Following explosion in demand, global data center market to grow 14% in 2021
“The impact of COVID-19 fundamentally accelerated the concept of ‘mission critical’. Overnight, businesses became even more reliant on the cloud to enable operations, processes and remote collaboration.”
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Cloud data center
Darwin to become home to world's first Indigenous operated data centre
In a coup for the Darwin area, local Indigenous-owned business Binary Security has acquired the rights to operate a major new data centre at Charles Darwin University.
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Data
Aruba unveils new solutions to streamline IT deployment
IT organisations are not prepared to meet the rapidly changing demands of network connectivity in handling data.
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Application Performance Monitoring / APM
Cisco and LEDC collaborate to bring data centres to regional Australia
The effort will seek to improve upon the regions’ lack of digital infrastructure and poor connectivity, the two companies say.
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Sustainability
Webinar: The future of data centres in the face of climate change
Digital Realty has today announced a webinar based on its recent report exploring the role of data centres within the climate change debate, and will explore the viable solutions available to help data centre operators fight the rising tide of environmental challenges.
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Cybersecurity
Interview: Why Acronis is building 111 micro data centres almost everywhere
We spoke to Acronis co-founder and technology president Stas Protassov to discuss these announcements.
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Digital Realty
Digital Realty's Window to Australia event celebrates Sydney's rise as epicentre for data centres
As the city accounting for 65% of Australia’s financial services activity, Sydney will inevitably be at the centre of the new data centre wave.
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Sustainability
Why Southeast Asia is at the forefront of a new wave of sustainable data centers
The APAC region is set to be the biggest market for data centers by 2021, with a total market size to be around US$28 billion by 2024 for colocation data centres, according to a new joint report from Digital Realty and Eco-Business.
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Microsoft
Microsoft establishes data center region in Taiwan
Microsoft’s ‘Reimagine Taiwan’ initiative will be bolstered by the company’s plans to create a new data center region in the country.