Understand the business value and risk of localized computing power at Edge Asia 2019

 “Around 10% of enterprise-generated data is created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud. By 2025, Gartner predicts this figure will reach 75%” Gartner

From a relatively obscure technology a couple of years back, Edge Computing has evolved to become one of the most talked about technologies today. The disruptive potential of edge is fueled by the growth of Internet of Things (IoT), big data, emergence of 5G networks and growth of distributed computing architecture.

According to a report by Technavio, the global edge computing market is expected to post a CAGR of 41% during the forecast period 2019-2023.

The centralized cloud architecture alone cannot support the emerging application and business requirements. Computing at the edge can improve the overall performance, reliability, scalability and fulfill regulatory compliance for many applications.

The edge resources can be deployed both at the operator side (known as infrastructure edge) and on the user side (known as the device edge). Infrastructure and Operations leaders need to understand the associated business value and risk of localized computing power.

Covering the breadth and depth of edge computing and its potential in the Asia-pacific region, BroadGroup will be launching its inaugural Edge Asia Singapore on April 11th, 2019 powered by Datacloud.

Edge Asia will define the Edge and its importance to 5G. It will also explore the opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead in the implementation of Edge services and networks in the APAC region.

For two years we’ve been in Singapore for Datacloud Asia. This year we are bringing the Edge Computing discussion to the APAC region, especially after the success of our inaugural Edge Congresses in the US and Europe. The event is now Edge Asia, powered by Datacloud.” – Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup.

The attendees will include top executives from the edge, cloud, computing, IoT, data center and data arena.

The list of speakers include:

  • Sunil Gupta – CTO, Communication and Media Industry Vertical, APAC, HPE
  • Gordan Falconer – Chairman Advisory Board, UN, United Smart Cities Group
  • Bill Barney – Chairman and CEO, Global Cloud Xchange
  • Shehara Viswanathan – Lead Consultant, Advisory, Cisco
  • Zoe Zhuang – VP, Chindata
  • Andrew Rigoli, Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy Equinix Asia-Pacific & Interim Country Manager, Singapore
  • Manik Narayan Saha – CIO, APAC & Japan, SAP

Key topics to be discussed

  • Managing data centers
  • Asia’s evolving digital landscape
  • Mapping the edge – analyze and identify the opportunities and threats
  • Need of dynamic workforce for the changing infrastructure landscape
  • Ways to enable smart cities and connected economies
  • How 5G and IoT hold the keys to edge deployments

Why should you attend?

  • Connect with your fellow industry members, customers and partners to discuss the dominant issues.
  • Identify the opportunities in edge and how you can capitalize them.
  • Gain insights from the leaders in the edge and the cloud industry.
  • Utilize the networking opportunities presented at the event to build new business avenues.

DHN is the official media partner of Edge Asia 2019. Register now using code – DHNEDGEA19, to avail 15% discount.


ZNetLive rolls out Acronis Backup Cloud to provide businesses with constant data availability in changing threat landscape

ZNetLive, India’s leading web hosting and cloud services provider, today announced an expansion of its product portfolio to include Acronis Backup Cloud. The new service delivers reliable hybrid cloud backup to businesses of all sizes, enabling them to completely and efficiently protect critical data in any environment.

With ransomware attacks growing in frequency and complexity, business data is continuously at risk. Security experts and the FBI agree that with more cybercriminals trying to earn easy money, ransomware attacks will continue to be more frequent, especially among corporate and small business environments.

Backups are widely considered the ultimate defense.

“For any business, data is imminent for its survival. Data security is utmost as no successful business can afford a minute of downtime. With organizations tasked to protect increasingly heterogeneous and complex environments spanning across physical, virtual and cloud systems, choosing the right data protection mechanism becomes a herculean task.

Thus, we have rolled out the Acronis Backup Cloud solution – the most effective cloud backup that ensures business continuity by addressing all backup and recovery challenges of the enterprises across different infrastructures,” said Munesh Jadoun, Founder & CEO, ZNetLive.

Acronis Backup Cloud provides the most secure solution to fight the growing threat of ransomware. In addition to storing data in the cloud and out of the reach of hackers, the service includes Acronis Active Protection, a built-in anti-ransomware solution that:

  • Leverages advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence-based technology to monitor systems in real time to actively detect an attack.
  • Stops suspicious computer activities immediately to prevent unauthorized encryption, modification or alteration of files, applications, and systems.
  • Notifies users of potential threats and automatically restores any files affected in an attack.

The real-time protection from Acronis Active Protection helps businesses avoid costly downtime, which otherwise would be required to recover from a ransomware attack.

ZNetLive knows that modern IT pros need effective solutions that effectively address modern IT challenges,” said Lian Wee Loo, Acronis Senior Director of Cloud Business in APAC and Japan. “In the face of growing threats like ransomware, we’re proud to partner with a company that is equally committed to protecting their customers’ data. We look forward to a great relationship with ZNetLive.

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For this rollout, ZNetLive has partnered with KMI Business Technologies, the primary distributor for Acronis on-premise and cloud backup solutions in India.


Global Green Data Center Market expected to hit USD 25 billion by 2024: Report

Global Green Data Center Market is expected to reach USD 25 billion by the year 2024, as per a new report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

The growth has been driven by the rising amount of data generated due to increasing number of SMEs. The need for managing data efficiently and without being a threat to natural ecosystem mandate the need for energy efficient green data centers.

Per the report, the government led initiatives like Made in China and Make in India encourage the growth of local SMEs. Tax initiatives, technical support and financial aid from government further boost the entry of SMEs in the market.

The rise in number of SMEs triggers more data generation. But, the complexities of the conventional data centers not only increase business cost but increase the energy consumption too. Green Data Centers present an energy efficient way of storing and managing business data.

The report also found that the increasing cloud adoption is driving the data center growth and there is an increase in the amount of CO2 emitted. The current focus is on reducing the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).

Talking about the roadblocks in the growth of green data centers, the report found that cyberthreats stand to be the leading restraint. With new data privacy laws like EU GPPR, companies need to ensure the protection of data. Especially the financial organizations, which store highly critical business data.

Amongst the regions surveyed, APAC is expected to see a huge growth of around 30% from 2018 to 2024. Adoption of cloud and IoT in leading APAC countries like China and India is the possible reason behind such growth.

The market players include Huawei Technologies, Dell, IBM, HCL, Microsoft, Schneider Electric SE, Fujitsu, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

Leading companies are investing in energy efficient solutions to lower their PUE and to meet strict government regulations. A perfect example would be Microsoft‘s recently introduced eco-friendly data center under the sea in Scotland.


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Indian markets provide hosts of opportunities in the Internet Infrastructure space – CloudFest India 2018

The CloudFest India 2018 that was held in Mumbai, India on May 23rd comprised jampacked sessions and informative keynotes that ensured that the day was full of knowledge and innumerable networking exchanges.

There were talks on domains; net neutrality; tips to help hosting providers become cloud solutions providers; and internet market opportunities for startups and SMBs, just to name a few.

CloudFest 2018

India, with 4.9 million registered domains (as of Q4 2016) and 51 million SMBs represents a huge market for the internet industry.

The Chief Product Officer at GoDaddy – Steven Aldrich, opened the keynotes for the day, throwing light on how independent ventures are growing in India, and how they will drive global employment.

Later, an interesting session on net neutrality was taken by Tim Wu – American lawyer and professor at Columbia Law School with Seoren von Varchmin – CEO, Cloudfest as the moderator. Tim discussed about the state of IT in the context of India market.

Vice-President – Naming Services, APAC at Verisign – Manish Dalal, talked about the fundamental trends that drive the demand for domain names and how they are related to cloud hosting.

One of the important sessions was taken by Alan Keller – CRO at Duda, who talked about the closing gap between websites and apps and how this can save the internet for SMBs. Websites lack the smooth and fast experience provided by apps. But, developing an app, and submitting it to an app store is somehow time-consuming and difficult for SMBs.

To save businesses from getting stuck in the functionality of a website, Google started pushing websites to adopt app like functionality with Progressive Web Apps (PWA). The PWA technology will help businesses run websites with app like functionalities embedded.

Later, Praveen Bhadada – Partner & Practice Head at Zinnov, shared the key findings of their State of the Domain Industry Report.

The report highlighted the increasing count of domain names in India with a stronger growth as compared to the global markets. .com domain had 57% share of the Indian Domain Name Industry in 2017.

CloudFest 2018

You can read complete coverage of the report here.

Rajendran Dhandapani, Director of Engineering at Zoho, discussed the cloud trends and how hosting services industry is evolving with cloud technologies. He said that the hosting providers should be vigilant in choosing their technology partner while moving towards the cloud.

The event partners included names like GoDaddy, Duda, Zoho, ConnectReseller, Domain Dhaba, Donuts, Serveroft, E2E Networks and many others.

With CloudFest coming to an end successfully this year, most people, including us will be eagerly waiting for the announcement of dates for the next year’s CloudFest India.

Stay tuned for the latest hosting and cloud industry news.

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Megaport and NTT collaborate to provide customers direct private connections to multi-cloud solutions

Megaport Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Megaport Limited, along with NTT Singapore announced the launch of NexConnect Cloud Service – to provide Singapore-based enterprises on-demand and flexible connections to multi-cloud solutions.

The NexConnect Cloud Service will leverage the global Software Defined Network (SDN) of Megaport to provide customers direct private connections to various Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) from Serangoon datacenter of NTT in Singapore.

Megaport is the leading provider of elastic interconnection services, that allow customers to easily connect their network to other services across Megaport’s network.

NTT Communications owns the largest-scale datacenter and network coverage in APAC region. It’s Serangoon’s datacenter is the connectivity hub for various multinationals and financial services industry.
Both the companies, by combining forces, are eyeing the vast cloud opportunity in the region.

Joshua Munro, Executive VP, Megaport, APAC, said, “Singapore is an incredibly important location for cloud in Southeast Asia, and we’ve experienced increased demand for flexible, multicloud solutions in the region.”

He added further, “According to a recent Forrester study, many businesses in Singapore are embracing cloud, leading to the need for a solution that enables swift implementation, security, cost efficiency, and flexibility. NTT Singapore is an ideal partner for us to extend our footprint as they have the largest-scale data centre and network coverage in APAC.”

NTT’s datacenter which uses Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) for providing interconnections between key metros, has the capacity to drive local and international business growth.

Joshua added, “With NTT Singapore’s unique, high performance infrastructure integrated with the Megaport SDN, the NexConnect Cloud Service will enable significant optionality for Singapore enterprises and the rest of Asia Pacific as they architect their IT strategies.”

NTT’s Enterprise Products Division’s Executive VP, Steven Neo, drawing inferences from an IDC perspective report, said that the role of alternative connection providers like Megaport is crucial when it comes to realizing the transformative potential of cloud.

He considered Megaport’s partnership strategic to meet customer connectivity demands in the region.

He said, “Customers of our Serangoon data centre now have access to Megaport’s robust Ecosystem of service providers, including flexible, direct connections to the top five global CSPs, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud.”

A few days back, Megaport had introduced Tim Hoffman as the CTO with effect from 1st Oct, 2017. With this partnership, the company is all set to serve its customers with better connectivity and make use of the cloud opportunity at Singapore.