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Telstra cloud head appointed CIO

Erez Yarkoni, chief information officer and head of cloud, Telstra

Telstra has formally appointed the company’s cloud business unit head Erez Yarkoni as its new chief information officer.

Fujitsu to expand datacentres to accelerate Internet of Things, cloud business

Fujitsu is building large additions to its two largest Japanese datacentres, to go live in 2016

Fujitsu announced plans to expand its two core datacentres in Japan in a bid to accelerate demand for its cloud and Internet of Things services.

MilesWeb taps OnApp for cloud services launch

MilesWeb is launching an infrastructure as a service platform

Indian hosting company MilesWeb has launched a flat-rate cloud service being pitched at web hosting resellers and advanced users, based on OnApp’s infrastructure as a service back-end software.

Akamai extends DDoS cloud service to Japan

Akamai is adding another datacentre in Japan to support its cloud-based DDoS mitigation service

Network security specialist Akamai has opened a new datacentre in Japan in a bid to extend the reach of its cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation service. The move comes at a time when DDoS attacks are more easily procured than ever before.

Telstra confirms discussions to acquire datacentre and networking specialist Pacnet

Telstra is in talks to acquire Pacnet

Australia’s former state-owned telco, Telstra, has confirmed discussions are underway over a potential acquisition of datacentre and undersea cable operator Pacnet. At this stage, the cost of any possible transaction has not been announced.

LeaseWeb announces Hong Kong datacentre in latest expansion effort

LeaseWeb is partnering with Pacnet in Hong Kong to provide cloud and colocation services to the local market

Hosting, cloud and colocation provider LeaseWeb has opened a datacentre in Hong Kong to drive adoption of the company’s services in the region. The move comes just one month after the company announced a US expansion and partnership with Equinix.

Kony appoints former SAP cloud, mobile head to lead ME, APAC

Steven Medeiros

Mobile development and management services provider Kony has appointed Steven Medeiros as vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific and Middle East. Medeiros, who formerly led SAP’s cloud and mobile solutions division for APAC, will focus on building out offices and channels for Kony in the region.

DiData to open government cloud in Canberra in 2015

Dimension Data is jumping on the GovCloud bandwagon

Dimension Data has unveiled a managed cloud platform in Canberra Monday in a bid to capture more business from the Australian public sector. The facility, under final construction, is due to open early next year.

Equinix’s $43m Tokyo datacentre to open in 2016

Equinix is building its fifth datacentre in Tokyo, aimed primarily at cloud service providers and the financial services sector

Equinix announced it intends to build its fifth datacentre in Tokyo to meet strong demand from financial services firms, cloud and content providers operating in the region.

IBM and Tencent partner target niche verticals with cloud services

Tencent Cloud and IBM sign a business cooperation memorandum to collaborate on providing public cloud with Software-as-a-Service solutions for industries and enterprises. Pictured L-R: Qiu Yuepeng, Corporate Vice President, Tencent, Taosang Tong, President of Social Network Group, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent Group, Nancy Thomas, Managing Partner, IBM GCG GBS and David Cheng, General Manager, IBM South China Region. (Image courtesy of Tencent)

IBM and Chinese ISP Tencent have inked a deal that will see the two companies team up to jointly market cloud-based services for SMBs working in smart cities and healthcare among other verticals.