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  • Microsoft, Google sweeten cloud freebies

    Microsoft and Google each this week increased incentives for joining their cloud platforms, highlighting the aggressive nature of this battle for market share. Microsoft will offer free Azure support while is Google expanding its program to give away Apps for customers of other vendors.

    29 April 16 04:26 Written by Brandon Butler
  • How the IoT and cloud are paying off for Woodside

    The Internet of Things is not just hype for Woodside, with a combination of networked sensors, cloud infrastructure and analytics already paying dividends for the oil and gas company.

    28 April 16 13:19 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Europe’s largest cloud company, OVH, planning Australian data centre

    Europe’s largest hosting provider, France’s OVH, is planning to open a data centre in Australia. The move was revealed by OVH’s public cloud product lead, Maxim Hurtel, in a speech to the OpenStack Summit in Austin Texas this week, but he gave no details.

    28 April 16 10:06 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Inside Origin Energy’s skunkworks analytics program

    Shadow IT has a bad reputation among people whose job it is to police an enterprise’s use of technology. But sometimes it can be worth it. Ask James Moor, for example.

    27 April 16 13:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Why the world’s largest automaker is building future IT on OpenStack

    ​Volkswagen Group, the world’s largest motor vehicle manufacturer, whose 12 brands produce 41,000 vehicles per day from 119 plants worldwide, is implementing a new corporate private cloud IT infrastructure based on OpenStack to serve all group companies.

    27 April 16 10:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telcos turn to OpenStack for network virtualization

    OpenStack — a collection of open source software projects that allow users to develop and manage a cloud infrastructure in a data centre — has emerged as a key technology underpinning the push by telcos to virtualize their networks.

    26 April 16 15:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV

    At the OpenStack Summit in Austin, one emerging use case for the open source cloud computing platform involves telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon using OpenStack to deliver virtualized network features to customers.

    26 April 16 07:09 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Microsoft's weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins

    Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia is proving to be quite the albatross around the company's neck. The company has stepped away from focusing on phones, and its handset sales revenue fell by almost half in the first quarter.

    22 April 16 07:31 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Security and AWS: Strategies and services to protect your environment

    Realising the many benefits that cloud can bring requires you to maximise your use of cloud services and not simply treat cloud as another source of raw compute and storage that would be available from a traditional Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering.

    20 April 16 14:41 Written by Gary Marshall, Bulletproof
  • AWS focuses on hard disks for new big data services

    Amazon Web Services is going retro to help companies deal with big data workloads. The cloud provider announced Tuesday that it's launching two new volume types for its Elastic Block Store service that are powered by traditional, spinning disk hard drives.

    20 April 16 10:49 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • SAP seeks entry to govt’s secure cloud services list

    SAP has commissioned IRAP assessment of a newly launched private cloud with an eye to having it added to the government’s list of secure services that are pre-certified for adoption by Commonwealth agencies.

    19 April 16 16:54 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra pushes ahead with multi-cloud strategy

    Telstra has launched a new offering designed to make it easier for its business customers to directly connect to cloud platforms using the telco’s network.

    19 April 16 13:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Network woes? The Cloud is coming to the rescue

    Nyansa, based in Silicon Valley, emerged from stealth mode on Monday with Voyance, a Cloud-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering that analyses inputs from wired and wireless LANs to gauge users' actual experiences on a network.

    18 April 16 23:00 Written by Stephen Lawson

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