Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Equinix completes ME1 data centre expansion

    Equinix has completed its expansion of ME1, bumping the Port Melbourne data centre’s capacity to 1125 cabinets and giving it a total colocation area of around 3325 square metres.

    08 Aug. 16 11:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Hyperscale networking vendor Big Switch launches in Australia

    Big Switch Networks — a US startup that develops software-defined networking technology for data centres that bills itself as a “disruptor of traditional Ethernet switching” — has formally launched its operations in Australia and named Mario Vecchio as managing director of Asia Pacific, based in Melbourne.

    05 Aug. 16 10:35 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Free, city-wide IoT network launched in Sydney

    ​A city-wide Internet of Things network has been launched in Sydney allowing anyone to connect smart sensors to the internet for real-time monitoring.

    29 July 16 10:24 Written by George Nott
  • Freelancer reports record revenue and leap in user numbers

    ​Freelancer Limited – the Australian company behind online services marketplace Freelancer.com and payments business Escrow.com – has announced a record net revenue of $26.2m for the first half of 2016, up 56 per cent on the same period in 2015.

    28 July 16 09:41 Written by George Nott
  • Citrix & LogMeIn complete complicated, tax-free sort-of merger

    LogMeIn, the makers of the popular remote desktop software as well as IT security and other offerings, will become part of a Citrix subsidiary in the wake of a complicated, $1.8 billion transaction announced Tuesday by the two companies.

    28 July 16 07:18 Written by Jon Gold
  • NCI to boost supercomputer capacity by 30%

    National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) will spend $14 million boosting its supercomputer capability and throughput thanks to a new injection of funding.

    27 July 16 12:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Can we find a quantum-resistant algorithm before it’s too late?

    The warning from QuintessenceLabs’ CTO John Leisoboer is stark. “When sufficiently powerful quantum computers become generally available,” he says, “it’s guaranteed to break all existing cryptographic systems that we know of.”

    18 July 16 08:30 Written by George Nott
  • ANZ first to launch Android Pay in Australia

    Customers can now use the mobile payments platform to make contactless in-store purchases using an ANZ Visa debit or credit card or ANZ American Express card. The bank said Mastercard cards were expected to “follow quickly”.

    14 July 16 11:43 Written by George Nott
  • University of Canberra slashes data centre footprint

    The University of Canberra last year cut by 36 per cent its physical infrastructure footprint as it continues to progressively replace a conventional server and SAN setup with hyperconverged infrastructure.

    05 July 16 10:54 Written by Rohan Pearce

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