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Hyperscale data centres surging globally, 132 more on the way
The relentless demand for more data has seen a spike both in the size and number of hyperscale data centres.
10 Jan 19
Alibaba’s second Indonesia data centre now open for business
A mere ten months after launching its first data centre in Indonesia, Alibaba Cloud has now opened the doors to its second.
09 Jan 19
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
22 Nov 18
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
21 Nov 18
Big 5 cloud providers tighten stranglehold on market
While the market is seeing strong growth, it's coming at the expense of small-to-medium sized cloud operators.
26 Oct 18
Whale Cloud, Alibaba partner with Ghana on smart city initiative
Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, is undergoing rapid urbanisation, causing challenges for city administrators.
19 Oct 18
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”
17 Oct 18
Alibaba Cloud to close gap with rivals in APAC - GlobalData
Alibaba Cloud has almost 50% of the infrastructure-as-a-service market share in China and its annual revenue grew 101% in FY18.
08 Oct 18
Big data investment for China smart city brings in nearly $90b
Tech giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Qualcomm all chipped in at the recent Smart China Expo to accelerate big data innovations.
29 Aug 18
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
17 Aug 18
Alibaba snags Siemens as partner for IoT transformation in China
Siemens will implement its MindSphere solution on the Alibaba cloud, with availability starting next year.
10 Jul 18
Alibaba Cloud makes intentions clear with new EMEA partner program
Alibaba Cloud has expanded its reach in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) with the launch of a new partner program.
02 Jul 18
AWS top of all four regional public cloud markets around the world
Leading not just at a global level but also at a regional level, AWS is top of the North America, EMEA, APAC, and Latin America markets.
23 Jun 18
Is AI key to maximum profit for retail and FMCG firms?
Retailers including Amazon, Alibaba, Lowe’s and Tesco are developing their own AI solutions for automation, analytics and robotics.
19 Jun 18
Alibaba's South Asia expansion plans start to take shape
Since its inception in 2012, Daraz has grown into a leading e-commerce company in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nepal.
14 May 18
Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric rollout reaches Australia
“As digital transformation intensifies, business possibilities have no limits and neither should an organisation's IT infrastructure.”
10 May 18
Cloud boom continues as giants threaten small operators
"Cloud growth in the last two quarters has been quite exceptional."
01 May 18
Alibaba, Fonterra turn to blockchain to ramp up NZ's "clean, green" rep
NZ Post CEO David Walsh says the addition of this platform will help to increase New Zealand’s “clean, green and safe” reputation in China.
27 Apr 18
Thailand 4.0 picks up speed following Alibaba investment
The strategic partnership between the technology giant and the Government of Thailand seeks to push the development of the nation’s digital economy.
23 Apr 18
Alibaba Cloud opens first data center in Indonesia with big plans for local startups
The new data center is a part of Alibaba Cloud’s initiative of supporting the Indonesian Government in creating 1000 startups by 2020.
16 Mar 18
Amazon and Facebook make 2017 the year of hyperscale
“The capex analysis emphasizes the biggest reason why those cloud providers are so difficult to challenge.”
09 Mar 18
Alibaba Cloud commits to EU with launch of 8 new products at MWC18
The Chinese giant announced the launch of the new products for Europe at MWC 18, stressing its commitment to the region for the future.
28 Feb 18
Azure nipping at the heels of AWS, new cloud report finds
“As a result, optimising clouds costs is the top initiative for cloud users in 2018.”
15 Feb 18
Alibaba opens the door to cloud at Olympic Games showcase
Located in Gangneung Olympic Park, the Olympic Showcase will be open to the public from February 11 to 25.
12 Feb 18