Author: DC2020

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1548940630358{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The coming years will see unprecedented levels of data-related activity across APAC. Naturally, in such a diverse region, some countries are ahead of others. However, with such a large population increasingly getting online, it's clear there are huge opportunities to transform infrastructure, communication, and ways of doing business. Below you can explore why the transformation of the data centre –...

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The Japan Internet Exchange (JPIX) has announced a new partnership with the London Internet Exchange (LINX), offering greater interconnections and peering opportunities. According to LINX, the move is the latest example of the rise in members joining and peering from Asia-Pacific. JPIX is the first exchange in the region to be able to offer this service to their customers, who can now reach 80% of the...

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Machine learning is one of those technologies that plenty of people talk about, but relatively few are putting into practice. At least, not yet. Although there are signs that may be changing. Gartner places machine learning near the top of its Hype Cycle, next to the “peak of inflated expectations”. That's where it's been for a while. In fact, since at least 2015, when Google CEO...

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Sydney's data and technology infrastructure has received a major boost, announced as the site of Digital Realty's fifth Australian data centre. The opening of Digital Erskine Park II helps cement Australia's status as a fast-growing tech and innovation hub. The country is responsible for 4% of the world's global data centre market. What's more, an EY report found Australia had the world's fifth-highest rate of fintech adoption. Drivers for the...

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The world rotates at just over 1,600km/h, similar to how fast the data centre world moves. Nevertheless, it wouldn't be (nearly) the end of the year without some new year predictions. Take an APAC-tinted view of how 2019 will look: Data centre predictions Australia: the international hub to watch First, the obvious prediction: Singapore will continue as the region’s top choice for data centres. This is a given, due...

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A Californian startup has launched an autonomous robotic farm aiming to solve some of agriculture’s biggest challenges. Iron Ox plans to harness AI, robotics and hydroponics and fix the industry’s labour shortages, minimise food waste and deliver unprecedented yields. Crops are held in an 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) warehouse, maximising natural light. The hydroponics increase efficiency by using less water while being sterile. However, until...

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A pioneer of user-friendly, intelligent robots has announced it's shutting down. Rethink Robotics produced collaborative industrial robots, over a 10-year period during which they managed to raise $150 million from investors. However, sales had been falling short of the company’s goals, resulting in the US-based company closing its doors. “I am most proud that we changed industrial robots forever, bringing them out of the cage and making them...

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Facebook has announced Singapore as the destination for its new data centre. The internet giant is investing S$1.4 billion in a region showing some of the fastest audience growth (13.4% – almost double worldwide gains). The statement of intent follows a similar move by Google who last month outlined plans to build their third Singapore-based data centre. Why Singapore leads the way Earlier this year Singapore was placed top...

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Traditional data centres weren’t built for the growth in cloud, demand for interconnectivity, or the proliferation of new technologies. These innovations are why data centre infrastructure is evolving – and why data centre security must also evolve. Changing nature of security threats All over the world, cyber security attacks are increasing in volume, variety and velocity. Cisco’s 2017 Annual Cyber Security Report found ransomware is growing at a...

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Asia Pacific is one of the regions that may have the most to gain from advances in Insurtech. That’s the view of a new report from Willis Towers Watson which is making waves within the industry. The global risk advisors’ latest Asia Insurance Market report highlights the accelerating take-up for advanced analytics in the Asian insurance and reinsurance market. This growth is found to be disrupting and rebalancing...

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