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今週のアジア 3/15〜3/21:新たな クラウド と データセンターで 湧きかえる!

Posted in Asia Weekly, Data Center Trends by agilecat.cloud on March 21, 2015
新参入の Century Link と、充実の Equinix、そして インドに参入する Xiaomi ・・・
 
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この 3月は、Alibaba のアメリカ進出があり、その他のクラウド/データセンター関連トピックが、影に隠れてしまったという感じです。 しかし、欧米勢のアジア進出も活発であり、昨日には「Equinix opens flagship DC in Singapore」というニュースが報じられていました。また、「CenturyLink expands its public cloud platform to Asia-Pacific region」に記されているように、ついに Century Link のアジア進出が始まるようです。
 
Equinix人の大勢いるところにはモバイルがあり、モバイルが沢山あるところにはクラウドがあり、クラウドが大規模に展開されるところにはデータセンターが作られる、、、という、きわめて理にかなった順序で、アジアのデータセンター需要が、さらに猛烈に加速している感じがします。 そして、あちらこちらで暴れ回る Xiaomi ですが、「Xiaomi to set up data centre in India by June」に記されているとおり、ついにインドにもデータセンターを構築するようですが、「No data centre in India: Amazon Web Services」というふうに、Amazon は慎重な姿勢を貫いています。
 
3月に入って 3週目ですが、そのほかにも、以下のようなクラウド/データセンター・トピックスに溢れている APAC です!
 
3/4: Australia Post completes data centre overhaul
3/6: Equinix’s Melbourne data centre to open in weeks
3/6: Worldwide server market grew 4.8% in shipments, Gartner
3/6: Mitac expected to see growing cloud computing sales in 2015
3/10: Server demand from emerging markets rising, from TW
3/11: IBM Launches Second Cloud Center in Australia
3/12: NextDC betas open DC management tool
3/16: Inside AusPost’s switch to active-active data centres
3/17: How Telstra axed modular from Clayton data centre design
3/18: ST Telemedia completes land acquisition for Singapore data centre
3/18: Scale wins in Aussie race for cloud racks
3/20: Taiwan white-box server makers land orders from Apple
3/21: Public cloud provider expands managed services in Asia
 
以下は、今週の Top-10 です・・・
 
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① 3/9: 2015 MWC highlights Galaxy S6, IoT and 5G
KoreaBARCELONA, Spain ― Korea’s mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus are being urged to cooperate with each other to team up with other overseas carriers in order to enjoy “first-mover” advantage in the race to set up standards for fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology. The 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC) featured the benefits of 5G over today’s long-term evolution (LTE) tech, the Internet of Things (IoT), Samsung Electronics Galaxy S6, LG’s stylish smartwatch and products for augmented reality.
 
② 3/5: Banking Technology vendors likely beneficiaries of E-Commerce boom
IndiaIt may not be a windfall gain but definitely signals an increase in potential business opportunity. The rise in e-commerce and e-commerce driven transactions has meant a significant jump in banking transactions. Numbers clearly validate this story. Industry-wide data provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) website suggests that outstanding credit card loans stood at Rs.30,300 crore as on 31 December 2014, up 24% from Rs.24,400 crore a year ago.
 
③ 3/11: First city-wide dashboard launched in India
IndiaChennai in India has just launched the country’s first city-wide digital dashboard, and plans to open it to residents in two to three months. The dashboard gives the city’s officials easy access to data that earlier took months to collect and format, said Satyarupa Sekar, Project Director of the Chennai Data Portal and Dashboard project, according to local media.
 
④ 3/18: ST Telemedia completes land acquisition for Singapore data centre
SingaporeSINGAPORE: ST Telemedia on Tuesday (Mar 17) announced that it has completed the acquisition of land to develop its flagship data centre facility in Singapore. The communications, media and technology investor said the land is located at Defu Lane and is in close proximity to mature data center clusters. The 150,000 square feet facility will be built with the highest Tier-III industry standards, as well as other building certifications such as LEED and BCA-IDA Green Mark.
 
⑤ 3/15: OnePlus to launch OnePlus Two smartphone with 4GB RAM
ChinaNow the company has announced the successor of OnePlus One named ‘OnePlus Two’ priced at USD 538. One Plus Two feature a 5.5-inch full HD LTPS display with 2,560 X 1,440 pixels resolution. The device is be clocked at Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB RAM. Rumours suggests that smartphone will run on Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System, while some are speculating that it will run on company’s custom platform.
 
⑥ 3/5: Alibaba to set up venture capital fund in Taiwan
TaiwanChina-based Alibaba Group has said it plans to set up a NT$10 billion (US$319 million) non-profit venture capital fund in Taiwan to finance local young entrepreneurs to build up a business on its e-commerce system. The funding also aims to assist local youths develop and market related products and services to China via Alibaba, the Internet service company said in a statement.
 
⑦ 3/16: NAB director Geraldine McBride defines new banking technology future
AustraliaNational Australia Bank director Geraldine McBride is the poster child for a new breed of board member: she’s a technology-savvy futurist and digital strategist. Her role in NAB’s historically staid boardroom is to identify the technological trends taking over its customers’ lives. She is steering the bank through the waves of technological disruption washing over the sector, leading it into “a new, personalised, experienced-based economy,” as she describes it.
 
⑧ 3/6: Japan’s P2P lending platform Crowdcredit raises $1.7M from Itochu
JapanAs Nikkei reported last week, Tokyo-based Crowdcredit, a startup behind a peer-to-peer lending platform focused on financing emerging markets under the same name, officially announced on Monday that it has fundraised 200 million yen ($1.7 million) from Japanese trading house Itochu. According to the Nikkei article, Itochu has taken an 18% stake in the lending company, so the latter’s market cap is valued at over 1 billion yen ($8.4 million).
 
⑨ 3/11: Xiaomi’s updated budget smartphone, Redmi 2, launches in Singapore
SingaporeWhile Xiaomi’s budget Redmi 2 is hotly anticipated in India, its launch in Singaporetoday was somewhat muted in comparison, with very little fanfare. Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 retails at S$169 (US$122) in Singapore. Put side-by-side with its predecessor, the Redmi 1S, it will seem like nothing much has changed on the surface. Despite being slightly lighter and thinner, it sports the same 4.7-inch IPS HD display and 720×1,280 pixel screen resolution as the 1S.
 
⑩ 3/2: Singapore startup Skoolbo out to boost education for millions worldwide
SingaporeSINGAPORE startup Skoolbo said its game-based education platform, which runs on Microsoft Corp’s Azure PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering, has reached more than five million students in 22,000 schools globally over the past 12 months. Skoolbo aims to improve learning experiences, particularly in English and Mathematics, among children aged four to 10, Microsoft said in a statement.
 
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cna_6この、「Huawei debuts new CloudMall data center solution with Baidu」と「ZTE launches the cloud data center uSmartDC Solution」という2つのポストは、冒頭で紹介したトピックと比べると、ちょっと異色な感じがします。 この分野における中国巨大企業が、揃いも揃ってクラウド・ソリューションに乗り出してくるようです。 おそらく、中国のクラウド企業も二極化されていて、この Huawei と ZTE のような国策を推進するための事業者と、Alibaba や Xiaomi のような外貨を得るための事業者が、それぞれのポジションに応じた戦略を展開しているのでしょう。_AC Stamp
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