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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The rise in demand for next-generation processing power is one of the defining challenges facing data centres today. It’s one reason why, according to Gartner, 30% of data centres will stop being viable if they don’t implement AI and machine learning technology. When you consider the advantages, you can see why. Data can be analysed and managed quicker and at greater scale – which is of course critical...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Two of Asia Pacific’s powerhouses are linking up to accelerate cross-border collaboration between their respective financial institutions. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed an agreement with the Asia-Pacific Future Financial Research Institute (AFF). The aim is to promote academic exchanges, information sharing and research cooperation across Singapore and China. “This agreement is another step towards closer collaboration between the FinTech ecosystems of Singapore and China to...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The global economy – and population – of today demands unprecedented levels of connectivity. From an APAC consumer perspective, it’s usually enough to satisfy this demand by ensuring 3G/4G availability and broadband. For APAC businesses, it’s a completely different story. The growth in big data, cloud, AI, IoT, SDNs… all these and more mean Asia Pacific’s infrastructure must not only reach across the planet, but also...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Construction has begun on another addition to Singapore’s already-impressive data centre footprint. Digital Loyang II (SIN12) will be Digital Realty’s third in the city-state, with dark fibre connectivity between the three data centres promising new levels of capacity for customers. The facility will be built on a site spanning 34,000 square metres, capable of provisioning up to 50 megawatts of critical power capacity, and is scheduled to...

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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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