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Tencent Cloud to open internet data centre hub in Bahrain
“We will launch all necessary steps to set up a brand-new internet data centre in Bahrain to provide better coverage all over the Middle East and North African regions."
Merger and acquisition activity recovers from COVID-19 setback
“M&A activity is expected to continue at a high level throughout 2021 by the likes of Tencent and companies that focus on their key technologies and adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Amazon continues to dominate global IaaS market - report
The top 5 IaaS providers accounted for 80% of the total worldwide market in 2019, according to a new report from Gartner.
Kaspersky named one of the top 100 global innovators
For the second year, it made the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator list by Clarivate Analytics, which includes giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google.
Tencent Cloud acquires key cloud security standard
The security standard can give businesses insight into the level of cloud security they require.
Global cloud infrastructure spending grows 37% in Q4
The cloud infrastructures market continues to boom, with spending reaching over US$30 billion.
Call of Duty: Mobile opens pre-registrations for Android and iOS
Call of Duty will soon be available free to play on Android and iOS from October 1, taking the entire experience mobile.
Amazon still safely ahead of chasing pack in cloud infrastructure market
Despite Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and Tencent all substantially outpacing the overall market, Amazon is still clearly in front.
True IDC & Tencent launch AI-enabled cloud platform in Thailand
The platform is designed to offer a complete range of cloud services to the public and private sectors.
Cloud providers increasingly jumping into gaming market
Aa number of major cloud service providers are uniquely placed to capitalise on the lucrative cloud gaming market.
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.
Tencent Games rolls out time limits & ID checks for Chinese minors
Is it a case of ‘big brother’, or a way of responsibly curbing the amount of time kids spend in front of their computer screens?
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.
BMW awards Chinese security team's work in exposing connected vehicle vulnerabilities
When Chinese security researchers found vulnerabilities in BMW’s connected vehicles, BMW didn’t just fix the vulnerabilities, it awarded the team.
Founded in an Auckland garage, acquired by global colossus
A Kiwi video game developer known worldwide for 'Path of Exile' has announced a majority acquisition from Chinese giant Tencent.
Limelight Networks and Tencent Cloud announce services agreement
Tencent Cloud will offer CDN services from Limelight to Tencent Cloud customers in North America.
GDS Holdings and Alibaba China data center development underway
GDS Holdings is partnering with Alibaba to develop a new 5000 square meter data center campus in Hebei Province.
New SD-WAN tech helps companies connect to clouds & data centers faster
Connection methods include data center to data center, office to office, cloud to cloud as well as data center or office to cloud.
It's local all the way for China's data center and cloud markets
Local companies are dominating China's flourishing data center and cloud markets - and will likely have an increasing impact on countries beyond China
Gartner names top 10 APAC digital disruptors now threatening global enterprises
Gartner warns that if CIOs ignore these digital giants in Asia Pacific – they do so at their own risk.
Hong Kong government reveals latest innovation policies
The government will be stepping up efforts to embrace technology in a number of different areas, including doubling the current R&D expenditure.
Tesla owners beware! Security researchers find major holes - firmware updates critical
Researchers at Tencent’s Keen Security Lab discovered major security holes in Tesla’s firmware, which attackers could use to control vehicles.
Tencent Cloud breaks into European market with first hub in Frankfurt
The agreement with Interxion makes Tencent the first Asian cloud provider to be launching in Europe’s largest cloud hub.