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  • Telstra combines SDN and cloud offerings

    Telstra has brought its software-defined network services offerings PEN (the former Pacnet Enabled Network) and its own SDN/NFV service developed in conjunction with Cisco under the umbrella of its cloud services division.

    23 Sept. 16 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ‘Dumbfounding’ failures at heart of WA health IT bungle

    An inquiry by a committee of the WA Legislative Assembly has called for the state’s health minister to report to parliament on why the Department of Health failed to utilise the government’s Gateway review process for ICT procurement projects with an investment value of greater than $10 million, in the wake of a major contract bungle.

    23 Sept. 16 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • WA inquiry sees need to boost government CIO’s resources

    The report of an inquiry by the Western Australian Legislative Assembly​'s Public Accounts Committee has recommended the government boost the resources available to its chief information officer.

    22 Sept. 16 15:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Massey University goes hyperconverged

    After initially experimenting with hyperconverged infrastructure for a small project New Zealand’s Massey University is now deploying Nutanix equipment to handle its mission-critical student management system. The university says it is planning further deployment of the technology.

    21 Sept. 16 10:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • More work needed on CBA’s backend systems, says bank’s digital chief

    The Commonwealth Bank’s mammoth core modernisation program helped it claim the title of the country’s first ‘real time’ financial institution, but there is still more to do to move some of CBA’s systems away from batch processing according to Pete Steel.

    20 Sept. 16 16:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Nutanix appoints new local MD

    Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Nutanix has appointed a new managing director to head up its local operations.

    12 Sept. 16 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NextDC seeks capital for second Sydney data centre

    NextDC is seeking to raise $150 million to fund a second Sydney data centre. The ‘data centre as a service’ provider went into a trading halt yesterday ahead of today’s capital raising announcement.

    06 Sept. 16 10:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cloudscene: Bevan Slattery launches data centre directory

    Bevan Slattery, founder of Megaport and NextDC, has launched an online directory service that offers details of colocation data centres, cloud service providers and interconnected fabrics.

    31 Aug. 16 15:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra unveils new broadcast operations centre

    Telstra has taken the wraps of a new broadcast operations centre built in its former Sydney CBD exchange building at 76 Pitt Street. The centre manages the delivery of video broadcast content for both domestic and international broadcasters and is the hub of Telstra’s Global Media Network.

    26 Aug. 16 08:46 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Qld Department of Communities eyes hybrid cloud future

    Queensland’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is preparing for a major overhaul of its IT infrastructure that will see it make increasing use of private and public cloud.

    22 Aug. 16 13:14 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Equinix cuts ribbon on fourth Sydney data centre

    Data centre provider Equinix has formally launched its fourth Sydney facility, SY4, although it already has more than 20 customers operating out of it according to Jeremy Deutsch, the company’s local managing director.

    22 Aug. 16 12:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • CBRE eyes expanded VDI footprint in APAC

    NYSE-listed real estate services CBRE is continuing to expand its virtual desktop infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. The Fortune 500 company has some 1500 end points in Asia and Australia and it is expecting this to increase to 6000 within 12 months.

    17 Aug. 16 12:43 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • HPE’s ‘The Machine’: Is this the future of computing?

    Meet Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s vision of the future of computing. It’s called simply ‘The Machine’. It’s a radical departure from today’s computer architecture that is being developed HPE’s R&D arm, Hewlett Packard Labs, to deal with the conflicting trajectories of computing hardware and software.

    15 Aug. 16 11:02 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Exhibit 101: Marking Australia’s contribution to Wi-Fi

    The British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition is coming to the National Museum in Canberra next month, where there’ll be an extra, Australian object added to the collection.

    08 Aug. 16 11:50 Written by George Nott

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