Stories by Hamish Barwick


Global Switch building first stage of Sydney East data centre

After receiving building approval from the NSW Department of Planning in 2010, Global Switch has begun constructing stage one of its $300 million data centre called Sydney East.

NextDC hires CTO

Brisbane head-quartered data centre provider NextDC has recruited Paul Gampe to the newly created role of chief technology officer.

McAfee finds new APAC president from internal ranks

Security vendor McAfee has recruited from within the company in its quest for a new Asia Pacific president.

Cyber security, cloud top disruptive tech trends: Deloitte

Cloud computing and cyber security have been identified by analyst firm Deloitte Australia as disruptive technologies that will impact organisations during 2013.

Australian Data Centres begins facility fit-out in ACT

Data centre management company, Australian Data Centres (ADC), has commenced the fit-out of its first data centre in Mitchell, ACT.

Public cloud revenues to hit $2 billion by 2016: IDC

The Australian public cloud services market is tipped to heat up by 2016 with IDC Australia predicting that the segment’s revenues will exceed $2.33 billion.

Financial incentives do more for security than regulation: McAfee CTO

A US security expert has applauded the Australian federal government’s approach to improving cyber security but suggested that businesses may need a financial carrot to bring their systems in line.

Australian enterprises “indifferent” to Windows 8: IDC

Local CIOs and IT managers have chosen to largely ignore Windows 8 operating system upgrades in favour of Windows 7, according to IDC Australia and New Zealand market analyst Amy Cheah.

Brisbane data centres survive Queensland floods

Despite torrential rain flooding Brisbane as a result of ex-tropical Cyclone Oswald, data centre operators have escaped unscathed.

Anittel wins Townsville data centre contract

IT services provider Anittel Group (ASX: AYG) has entered an exclusive agreement with James Cook University (JCU) for the development of a data centre in Townsville, Queensland.

Get ready for Privacy Act changes: Privacy Commissioner

With new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) coming into law in March 2014, Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim says now is the time for organisations to start preparing by conducting a review of privacy policies.

In pictures: Inside Digital Realty Trust’s Sydney data centre

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell was on hand to turn the soil at Digital Realty Trust’s data centre in Erskine Park, Sydney. Commissioned in November last year, the 8,020 square metre facility comprises of four 1440 kilowatt turn-key flex performance optimised data centres (PODs).

Cyber Security Centre funding lacks detail: Opposition

Plans to build an Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) have been slammed by the Opposition for containing few details about how the ACSC will be funded or staffed.

Triple J turns to Hostworks for Hottest 100 streaming

When listeners tune into the ABC’s Triple J Hottest 100 countdown online on Australia Day, managed service provider Hostworks will be ensuring that fans won’t encounter streaming delays or dropouts.

Australian Cyber Security Centre deemed new government hub

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that the new Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) will be established in Canberra and draw on the skills of the nation’s best cyber security experts.