Here's a set of Friday quick-takes on other news from this week that I didn't get to at the time.
In Japan, NTT Communications is helping Yamaha Motor move to the cloud. They're providing a platform based on their enterprise cloud and Arcstar network services for Yamaha's Japanese productions, procurement, product development, human resources, and finance operations starting in January of 2014. Yamaha currentloy operates some 700 servers on-premise in the Tokai region of central Japan, and is looking to the cloud for better disaster readiness.
Tata has added some key Asian nodes to the global low latency network it offers the financial community. They have extended their low latency connectivity to the National Stock Exchange of India, the Singapore Exchange, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tata is looking to take greater advantage of its globe-circling submarine cables, and given their overall position in Asia these exchanges are a no-brainer.
In Europe, Colt has launched a cloud services aimed at its VAR community and extended its cloud offerings into new territory. They've launched infrastructure backup and replication services which VARS can take to enterprises across the continent. And they've expanded their VMware vCloud platform into their locations in Switzerland and Barcelona.
And back in the USA, EdgeCast Networks has won a sports streaming contract with the Indianapolis Colts. They'll be providing the CDN services underlying live streams of the NFL teams' games and other content to fans worldwide.
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