The data center industry in Malaysia is on track to hit RM400 million (US$133 million) or higher in revenues in 2012, after recording revenues of RM320 million (US$106 million) in 2011. The Government is also tageting revenues of RM480 million (US$160 million) for 2013.
BroadGroup, together with the Multimedia Development Corporation, announced it will host the second international data center summit, Datacentres Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur from Jan 16-17, 2013.
VMware hosting provider StratoGen has announced the opening of an optimized cloud data center in Kuala Lumpur. The new center extends StratoGen’s capability to support its global customer base by providing premium VMware hosting facilities in this rapidly expanding region.
Dell has unveiled a series of end-to-end storage portfolio updates designed to advance the Fluid Data architecture and to help customers further optimize data at every point in its lifecycle.
Cisco forecasts global data center traffic to grow fourfold and reach a total of 6.6 zettabytes annually by 2016, according to the second annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2011-2016) issued recently.
Cisco and NetApp have introduced ExpressPod, a prepackaged solution for growing small and medium-sized organizations along with new improvements made to the FlexPod datacenter platform.
Schneider Electric has received a CSR award for its initiatives in energy efficiency education in Malaysia 2012,from the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recognizing its work in in educating and promoting green energy and sustainability to various stakeholders.
The virtualization and cloud trends are forcing profound shifts within data centers, affecting everything from IT services and business models to architectures. While the obvious impact of these changes is the need for performance scalability to meet the increasing demands, they also inherently change how data centers are secured. It is this second impact that is often overlooked.
Maxis said that the facility which houses its data center and cloud computing services has been awarded Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification (Certification of Design), the first and only in Malaysia to be accredited with such a certification.
The Melaka State Government and Red Hat have entered into an alliance that will see the former deploy the vendor’s software offerings and utilize its training material at the Melaka Open Source Center of Excellence come next year.