Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Local Lenovo boss sees big potential in hyperconverged

    Lenovo ANZ managing director Matt Codrington says the company is well placed to take advantage of growth in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, as it puts increasing emphasis on the data centre and scaling the server business it bought from IBM.

    26 April 16 17:10 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DevOps: The right tools, the right teams

    Just as accepted definitions of what DevOps entails have morphed and grown over the years, so too have the toolsets and management approaches employed to build and manage a DevOps culture within the organisation.

    14 April 16 11:26 Written by David Braue
  • DevOps: Delivering cloud reliability at all costs

    Cloud technologies have been fundamentally transformational for financial software provider MYOB, which like most legacy software providers has undergone a massive period of change in recent years as it shifted its architecture to the cloud.

    31 March 16 11:58 Written by David Braue
  • DevOps: Keeping your cloud transformation under control

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back and visit your developers, along comes a new buzzword to empower your software processes and raise eyebrows at boardroom meetings. That buzzword is DevOps – a portmanteau of 'development' and 'operations' – and it is already revolutionising the way many IT organisations work.

    22 March 16 11:02 Written by David Braue
  • Optus Business, Cisco reveal co-investment deal

    Optus Business and Cisco will jointly invest $12 million over three years to prototype, develop and launch new capabilities in the Australian market, the two companies have announced.

    19 March 16 12:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • HPE bets on ‘bimodal IT’ with Synergy

    Gartner calls it ‘bimodal IT’: the need for enterprises to simultaneously operate traditional, highly structured, slow-moving IT environments with new agile environments that can cater for the business needs created by digital transformation and digital disruption.

    18 March 16 13:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Deakin University gets Cisco DNA

    Cisco has revealed Deakin University as one of the first customers globally for the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA), the networking company’s application of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization for the enterprise, announced at its partner summit in San Diego on 2 March.

    10 March 16 08:23 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telstra launches ‘transformative’ SDN/NFV service

    Telstra, using technology from Cisco, has launched a service based on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technology that will enable business and enterprise customers to set up bandwidth on demand between data centres, their own premises and into public cloud services, as well as provision virtual network appliances such as firewalls.

    08 March 16 17:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ASX, Chi-X get security tick from ASIC

    The ASX and rival exchange Chi-X have both received the tick of approval from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission after the financial watchdog conducted its first formal ‘cyber resilience’ assessments since the release in 2015 of ASIC’s security health check framework for regulated organisations.

    07 March 16 15:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Shadow IT: Queensland audit uncovers cloud sprawl

    A recent scan of the Queensland government’s Internet gateway revealed the use of thousands of instances of cloud services across departments — and in many cases the ICT teams of the departments are unaware that the services are being used.

    23 Feb. 16 19:43 Written by Rohan Pearce

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