Tuesday, 24 September 2013

EVENTS: VMware Solutions Symposium 2013

VMware Solutions Symposium 2013, a free-to-attend leading industry event comes back again. You are cordially invited to join the event, to further your understanding and professional skills for cloud, virtualization and mobility technologies.

Highlights of VMware Solutions Symposium 2013:
  • Virtualize Your IT Infrastructure – Extend across Storage, Networking & Security
  • Top 5 Considerations to Virtualize Tier 1 Applications
  • IT Transformation for a New Era of Workforce Mobility
  • Cloud Management & Automation - Practical Real World Cases
  • Desktop Image Management & Windows 7 Migration

Your participation will provide you with the opportunity to: 
  • Learn What's Next in IT 
  • Get the Latest Virtualization Innovations for 2013 
  • Engage and Experience the Technology at Exhibition Showcase
Don't miss the opportunity! Guarantee your seat now by registering today for the must attend virtualization and cloud computing event of the year. 

The details for the symposium are as follows:

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

7:30 am to 6:00 pm 

One World Hotel, 
Grand Ballroom
First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre 
47800 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia 

Click here to download full agenda 

Space is limited, so please reserve your seat today! Register and attend to win an iPad.


Monday, 29 April 2013

EVENTS: IBM Technology Conference & Expo 2013

Hi there,
The most anticipated technology event of the year is back! You are cordially invited to join the IBM Technology Conference & Expo 2013. Join the event and discover how you can leverage cloud, unlock the power of big data, and secure critical information.
The details as follows:

4 June 2013, Tuesday

9:00am - 5:00pm
(Registration starts at 8:30am)

One World Hotel, Imperial Ballroom
First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

RSVP now. Email at ibm_techexpo2013@spadeasia.com
or call Terence / Tracy at 03-7880 9300 or register online at www.ibm.com/my/ibmexpo2013

Please click here for the agenda and speaker's profile.

Registration will close on 3 June 2013 (Attendance is subject to confirmation)
Space is limited, so please reserve your seat today! Stand a chance to win a ATTRACTIVE prizes.

Monday, 11 March 2013

EVENTS: Windows three-in-one workshop made a come-back for the 3rd time!

Windows three-in-one workshop #3

Topics covered:
Day 1: Windows Azure
Day 2: Windows 8
Day 3: Windows Phone 8

The details of the event are as follows:

Monday, March 25, 2013 – Wednesday, March 27, 2013

9:00am to 5:00pm

Info Trek
Jalan Persiaran Barat
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 55100

Click here to download full agenda

HURRY NOW to REGISTER , seats are limited!! 10 tickets remaining !!!
For more details, click here.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

NEWS: Public cloud remain as an important element for markets like Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand

According to IDC, total IT spending which comprises hardware, IT services and packaged software in Southeast Asia is expected to reach US$48.1 billion by the end of 2012, posting 13% year-on-year growth.

One of the biggest impact on the ICT industry is Cloud computing, especially public cloud. Public cloud remains as an important element for markets like Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. As such, these countries will see dramatic movements for cloud computing in 2012. Cloud providers will put more focus to SMBs and enterprises on the cloud adoption.

For more details, view the
full press release here from IDC.

Well, IDC predicts that public cloud will be the main focus in 2012, while my opinion would be hybrid cloud.

Why I believe that hybrid cloud would be the major focus and main strategy for most of the companies to adopt cloud computing in 2012? It is because hybrid cloud offers the best of both worlds.

What is hybrid cloud? As I mentioned in the post before, hybrid cloud is the combination of both public and private cloud to provide computing need to an organisation.

Let’s say Lillian owns an insurance company. Her business keeps expanding, and has huge expenses especially the computing expenses. She has branches for her insurance company globally. She has website, database, servers and applications that all has to be maintained at headquarters. She faced problem like running out of the storage space and malfunctioned servers which make his expenses keep increasing. Then she learned about cloud computing. But she is facing dilemma on which type of cloud to choose from. She wants a less expensive service and a secure environment to store her data.

She consults the service provider and found out that hybrid cloud might be the solution that suits her need. The cloud providers have all the computing power and almost unlimited storage that she need. She also has her own servers and computing systems. She keeps her confidential data such as business process, customers’ profiles, budget and etc in her own data centre in private cloud which she can close monitor it. She keeps less confidential data in the public cloud which she can access through the Internet anytime. She just has to pays for what she used. Her company expenses reduced and the data is in the secure environment. Her problem was solved. She was happy with this hybrid cloud service which offers her the best of both worlds.

The main reason for companies in Malaysia reluctant in adopting cloud is the security problem. With hybrid cloud, I believe that the security issue will not be the main concern anymore. Large companies normally have expensive computing systems in place. Therefore, using hybrid cloud would be the best choice for them to leverage on their systems they have. Companies can keep sensitive information on their local servers rather than in the public cloud.

Once again I would like to clarify that this is just my own opinion; you don't have to agree with me. If you have any thoughts would like to share, feel free to do so. Thank you for reading.

How much energy and money can organisations save by switching to the cloud?

Organisations generally switch to cloud-based services to save money, but there are environmental benefits as well. Cloud computing reduces energy use and carbon emissions, according to Google, which claims that an average enterprise can lower its energy usage by 65 percent to 85 percent by switching to online productivity tools such as Google Apps. 

According to Google, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) cut its server energy use by nearly 90 percent and its carbon emissions by 85 percent, when it recently switched 17,000 users to Google Apps for Government. As a result, the GSA will slash its annual energy bill by about $285,000. 

Source: http://www.computerworld.com.my/resource/cloud-computing/google-use-the-cloud-save-the-planet/

How green is your data centres?

Data centres are specialised facilities that use to support organisations and enterprises day-to-day operations of applications and data processing. Basically, data centre also known as server farms which houses many servers, computer network's backup power supplies, cooling systems and security applications. However, they now pose a major problem in terms of energy consumption for their power and cooling infrastructure.

According to study, data centres around the globe are likely to consume 19% more energy in 2012 than in last year. Energy costs are the second largest expense in a data centre, behind labour costs.
The electrical consumption figure has doubled since 2000 and emissions are extremely high. In 2000, the U.S. Energy Information Administration and EPA’s ENERGY STAR forecasted data centre electricity will cost USD1.37 billion and it will grow to USD7.68 billion by year 2010, which may range from 15 to 40 times the annual energy costs of a typical office.

Therefore, cloud computing in which improved data centre efficiency, utilised advanced data centre infrastructure designs that reduce power loss through improved cooling, power conditioning, etc. become a smart choice for most companies to reduce their costs, lower energy use and emissions.
World power consumption growth ranking:

To download the FREE full report of Global Census Global Market Energy Demand Forecasting, click here.

Friday, 23 November 2012

EVENTS: Invitation to Microsoft: A Day in the Cloud on 28 November 2012

Hi there,

I would like to invite you to a Microsoft’s event called ‘A Day in the Cloud’.
Join the event to learn and share about the cloud, to find out what’s NEW in Microsoft’s latest Windows Azure update. This event provides you with good technical insight on how you can take advantage of the cloud for your business, the business opportunity Windows Azure presents and challenges to consider when developing a business model for the cloud.

Topics covered: 
  1. How cloud and devices will change the application landscape
  2. Building for Windows 8
  3. Windows Azure Cloud Services & SQL Azure
  4. Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks
  5. Developing Windows Store Apps with Windows Azure Mobile services 

The details of the event are as follows:

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

9:00am to 5:30pm (Registration starts at 9:00am)

Microsoft Malaysia
Level 26, Menara 3 Petronas,
Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Center
Kuala Lumpur 50088, Malaysia

Click here to download full agenda

Have you registered yet? HURRY NOW to REGISTER , seats are limited!!
For more details and updates about this event, check out MSDN blog here.