Directory: Data center infrastructure services vendors in Asia

Directory: Data center infrastructure services vendors in Asia

Summary: ZDNet's directory of data center vendors in Asia has market, product and contact information for companies that provide data center services.

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Data centers are stronger than ever, whether in-house or off-site. Competition is fierce among vendors which provide datacenter technologies such as hardware, software, storage, networking, security, business continuity, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS and other features. Many vendors have deep and solid roots in the industry, having grown and evolved with the business for years. Other promising new candidates bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the field.

Below is a list of key vendors in the data center realm. To help IT professionals and technology decision-makers navigate the data center landscape, ZDNet Asia has created a short list of datacenter vendors with a presence in Asia that provide products and services.

This is not a paid listing, nor is it an exhaustive list; rather, it's an alphabetical glossary of strong vendors that provide data center/cloud products and services.


aws

Amazon Web Services
Company profile: Amazon Web Services launched in 2006 and offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps. Some examples include Elastic Compute Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, and Simple Storage Service. The regions in which they offer products and services reach from North America to Europe to Asia as well as South America and Australia.

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Contact: Amazon Web Services, 23 Church Street #10-01 Capital Square, S(049481)

Key links: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Amazon Simple Storage Service


Dell

Dell
Company profile: Arguably the biggest player in the datacenter arena, Dell has been a fixture in many companies for years, providing options for infrastructure and services. They also offer cloud computing solutions such as Dell Cloud on Demand, described as an enterprise-class, multi-tenant infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution that is hosted in secured Dell data centers. Dell operates in two worlds, giving customers both on and off- site presences.

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: Physical datacenter components: servers, racks, storage, backup, networking, monitors, management appliances and KVM switches. Cloud-based datacenter solutions and consulting services are also provided to help enterprises take advantage of emerging technologies.

Contact: Dell Asia-Pacific, 2 International Business Park, Tower 2 #04-00 The Strategy S(609930) • 1800 333 1888

Key links: Dell Server Technology Components, Data Center and Cloud Management Software, Dell Cloud Computing Solutions, Dell Cloud On Demand


dimensiondata

Dimension Data
Company profile: According to its Web site site, "Dimension Data is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures." Located in South Africa but with worldwide sites, its offerings range from cloud services, converged communications, virtualization, datacenter solutions, customer interactive solutions, network/security options and, intriguingly, "Microsoft solutions".

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: Datacenter solutions, cloud services, converged communications

Contact: Dimension Data (Singapore), 6 Temasek Boulevard, #26-01 to 05 Suntec Tower Four, S(038986) • +65 6517 2000 / Dimension Data (Beijing), No. 601 China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyang Men Wai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100020 • +86 10 5737 1800 / Dimension Data (India), 2nd floor, Trade View, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013 • +91 22 2498 1212 /+91 22 2423 4500

Key links: Dimension Data's Data Center Solutions, Dimension Data Global Cloud Services, Dimension Data Converged Communications


Google

Google
Company profile: Google was the cloud before the cloud got big. Gmail and Google Apps blazed a trail by leading the data center out of the server room and onto the Internet. It now offers the Google Compute Engine, which allows you to "run your large-scale computing workloads on Linux virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure". This will permit customers who don't have the local processing horsepower to take advantage of true enterprise datacenter resources with up to "tens of thousands of cores on infrastructure designed for large-scale computing". Google Cloud Computer Engine is currently in a limited preview with an intricate pricing scheme.

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: Compute Engine

Contact:  Google Singapore, 8 Marina View, Asia Square 1 #30-01 S(018960) • +65 6521 8000 / Google China (Beijing), Tsinghua Science Park Building 6, No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road, Haidian District, Beijing 10008 • +86-10-62503000 / Google India (Bangalore), No. 3, RMZ Infinity - Tower E, Old Madras Road, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors, Bangalore 560 016 • +91-80-67218000

Key links: Google Compute Engine, "Google Compute Engine--computation in the cloud"


HP

HP
Company profile: Long known for its printers, Hewlett-Packard successfully branched out into consumer and enterprise markets offering computer and server products. Its HP Data Center Services are diverse and multifaceted, including continuity, enterprise cloud, datacenter modernization, enterprise application/Web hosting, server/mainframe services, etc. It also deploys an interesting concept called the HP POD (Performance Optimized DataCenters), which are basically compressed server rooms. 

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: HP Data Center Services, HP Performance Optimized DataCenters

Contact: Hewlett-Packard Singapore,450 Alexandra Road, S(119960) • 6275 3888 / Hewlett-Packard India, 24 Salarpuria Arena, Adugodi, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560 030 • +91 80 33824000 / 33829000 / HP China, 北京市朝阳区建国路112号 中国惠普大厦 100022 • 010-65643888

Key links: "HP Data Center solutions overview", "Embrace the new era of data and cloud center services", HP Performance Optimized DataCenters


IBM

IBM
Company profile: IBM has been in the computer industry for more years than many IT workers have been alive. This company and its products may lack the flair and panache of Apple or Google, but that's because it has devoted its energy to quietly chugging along, offering no-nonsense solutions that just work. Its datacenter solutions are geared toward the use of analytics-based services to "implement a smarter data center". Its strategy has four cornerstones: "extending the life of the existing datacenter infrastructure, rationalizing the datacenter infrastructure across the company, implementing flexible design to be responsive to change, and providing integrated management of IT and datacenter options".

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: Data Center Planning, Design and Construction Services

Contact: IBM Singapore, 9 Changi Business Park Central 1, The IBM Place, Singapore 486048 • 1800 418 1000 / IBM China, 25/F, Pangu Plaza No. 27, Central North Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101 • +86-10-6361-8888 / IBM India, No.12, Subramanya Arcade, Bannerghatta Main Road, Bangaluru 560 029 • +918040683000

Key links: Smarter Data Center Services, "Defining a blueprint for a smarter data center", Interactive tool to demonstrate benefit


microsoft

Microsoft
Company profile: Long known for corporate software such as Windows, Office and Exchange, Microsoft has offered its Hyper-V virtualization strategies as an alternative to VMware for some time. It now includes datacenter and private cloud services in its portfolio. Its data center options offer "assessment and optimization of datacenter capabilities in order to deliver private cloud and datacenter solutions through a centralized management platform". Its private cloud strategy utilizes the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center.

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: Windows Server family, Hyper-V, System Center, Microsoft Private Cloud

Contact: Microsoft Singapore, 1 Marina Boulevard, #22-01 One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989 • +65 6888 8899 / Microsoft China, 1st Floor, Microsoft Tower, LSH Plaza, 8 Wangjing Street, Chaoyang, Beijing 100102 • 011-86-10-5917-0101 / Microsoft India, 9th Floor, Tower A, DLF Cyber Greens, DLF Cyber Citi, Sector 25A, Gurgaon 122 002 • +91 80 40103000

Key links: Microsoft Data Center Services, Microsoft Private Cloud


oracle

Oracle
Company profile: Renowned for its database products, Oracle has emerged as a strong contender in the realm of datacenter solutions. It offers Oracle Cloud as well as "Optimized Data Center" products which can work with both Oracle and non-Oracle products, thereby providing a "fully integrated stack from applications to disk". This is termed an incremental approach to the cloud utilizing server, storage, software and networks, giving companies a good way to get their feet wet without over-committing.

Geographical region: Global

Target market: Enterprise

Featured products: Oracle Cloud, Oracle Optimized Data Center

Contact: Oracle Singapore, 6 Temasek Boulevard, #18-01 Suntec Tower Four, Singapore 038986 • 65-6436 1000 / Oracle China, No. 5 the King South China Street, Yuanyang Guanghua Center Block C 21 layer, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020 • 86-10-65356688 / Oracle India, DLF Building No 8, Tower C, Ground & 7th Floor, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase - II, Gurgaon 122002 • +91 124 4328000

Key links: Oracle Optimized Data Center, "Oracle Optimized Data Center Reference Architecture", Oracle Data Center Transformation, Oracle Cloud


rackspace

Rackspace
Company profile: Rackspace has nine data centers providing hosting services in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Australia. It also has an array of cloud options from servers, sites, databases, backup, e-mail, monitoring and storage. Launched in 1998 with more than 200,000 customers, it offers a 100 percent network uptime guarantee and "fanatical support".

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: Rackspace Data Center Colocation, Rackspace Managed Virtualization

Contact: Rackspace Asia-Pacific, 9/F, Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong • (852) 3752-6488

Key links: Rackspace Managed Colocation


savvis

Savvis
Company profile: With a presence in North America, Europe and Asia, Savvis provides hosted data centers, enterprise cloud computing, networking, security, solutions consulting and service management. Although it's been in business for over 16 years, its emphasis has been on global IT services since 2005.

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: Enterprise Cloud Computing (Savvis Symphony), Savvis Data Center Management

Contact: Savvis Singapore, 50 Raffles Place #36-01 Singapore Land Tower S(048623) • +65 (0) 6-768-8088 / Savvis Hong Kong, No. 88 Gloucester Road, Unit 701 7th Floor, Wan Chai • +852 3101 5325

Key links: Savvis Data Center Management, Enterprise Cloud Computing


wmware

VMware
Company profile: The biggest name in virtualization today, VMware helps companies reduce physical server presence and workloads by replacing systems with virtual servers which can be managed via powerful tools and strategies. It also offers cloud options and IaaS via the VMware vCloud Suite solution and its VMware vCloud Director service claims it can "deliver complete virtual datacenters for consumption in minutes".

Geographical region: Global

Target market: SMB-Enterprise

Featured products: VMWare vSphere, vCloud Suite, VMware vCloud Director

Contact: VMware Singapore, 6 Temasek Boulevard, #06-01 Suntec Tower Four S(038986) • +65 6501 2000 / VMware Beijing, Level 3, South Wing of Tower C, Raycom InfoTech Park, No. 2 Kexueyuan South Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100190 • +86-10-5993-4200 / VMware Bangalore: Tower 1, Kalyani Magnum, #165/2, 3rd Floor, Doraisanipalya, IIM Post, Bannerughatta Road, Bangalore 560076 • +91 80 42486800

Key links: VMware Server and Datacenter Virtualization Products, VMware Datacenter solutions, VMware vCloud Director

Topics: The 21st Century Data Center, Data Centers

Kevin Kwang

About Kevin Kwang

A Singapore-based freelance IT writer, Kevin made the move from custom publishing focusing on travel and lifestyle to the ever-changing, jargon-filled world of IT and biz tech reporting, and considered this somewhat a leap of faith. Since then, he has covered a myriad of beats including security, mobile communications, and cloud computing.

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