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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric rollout reaches Australia
“As digital transformation intensifies, business possibilities have no limits and neither should an organisation's IT infrastructure.”
Cloud boom continues as giants threaten small operators
"Cloud growth in the last two quarters has been quite exceptional."
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
Alibaba gives AWS, Microsoft and Google a run for their cloud money
New data from Synergy Research Group has solidified the world’s most dominant cloud providers as Amazon (AWS), Microsoft, Google – and Alibaba.
Alibaba sets out to eradicate poverty in China through ecommerce
Alibaba has outlined a poverty eradication goal for Jeminay, which will be carried out in two phases.