Having survived the "startup chasm", the storage vendor now needs to pump up its focus on Asia-Pacific where enterprises have shown readiness to embrace disruptive technology.
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Pure Storage acknowledges its exclusive focus on storage is a challenge among Asia-Pacific companies looking for complete data centre offerings, but points to partnerships as the answer.
Singapore-based data storage and security vendor, Acronis, says it has set up a research and development team to build data protection tools based on blockchain technology.
Dell and EMC will begin operations as a combined entity something me between July and October, pending the necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals, and run one consolidated channel programme from February 2017.
With its enterprise business still in the early stage and focus on consumers, Huawei currently presents little competition to EMC, says CTO John Roese, who once led Huawei's Futurewei business.
Only 9 percent of data in the average Singapore organisation is identified as business critical, or clean data, while 38 percent is deemed to be redundant, obsolete, or trivial.
Following the launch of its R&D lab in Singapore last year, Acronis has now embarked on a joint research project with A*Star's Data Storage Institute to develop technology that aims to slash data storage by half.
Businesses in Asia-Pacific lack centralized data management strategies and are struggling to extract useful insights from datasets that are maintained in silos by separate departments, reveals an IDC survey.
HDD maker says the R&D site will focus on developing 2.5-inch small form-factor storage components and software for use in devices such as mobile computers and video recorders.
Samsung Electronics is said to have signed an agreement to produce its 3D NAND SSDs for Google's data centers, in a deal said to be "sizeable".