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  • Foreign exchange service OFX embarks on cloud migration

    ASX-listed foreign exchange service OzForex, which trades as OFX, has embarked on a program that will see it move almost the entirety of its production environment into Amazon Web Services’ cloud by the end of 2016.

    30 June 16 13:24 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Why Dropbox left Amazon's cloud and built its own from scratch

    One in two Australian Internet users in Australia use Dropbox. Worldwide, more than 1.2 billion files are saved to the cloud storage service every 24 hours. And until recently, all those files were sitting in Amazon Web Services’ public cloud.

    28 June 16 10:30 Written by George Nott
  • In pictures: Computerworld Roundtable: Hybrid cloud on your terms

    IT departments are constantly faced with the challenge of managing complex, multi-cloud environments that combine best-of-breed public and private services with traditional on-premise infrastructure. A group of IT thought leaders gathered at Vue De Monde in Melbourne to discuss their hybrid cloud journeys.​

    28 June 16 10:03 Written by Jennifer O'Brien
  • Customer experience at heart of NextDC service management project

    A business transformation program undertaken at NextDC has seen the data centre provider roll out a service management platform, initially to manage internal IT ticketing but now increasingly used throughout the business as alternative to email and with an eye on extending it to more customer-facing interactions.

    10 June 16 10:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Higher security level coming to govt’s certified cloud list

    Services certified to be used with information classified at the PROTECTED level are expected to be added to the government’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL) by the of the year, according to the Department of Defence.

    08 June 16 07:31 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Dealing with enterprise storage in the zettabyte era

    The annual World Backup Day, which came and went on March 31 without much fanfare, is designed as a reminder for good data hygiene. Yet for companies where backup is not only good hygiene but crucial to the survival of the business, each successive event is a stark reminder that the overwhelming flood of data is only getting stronger.

    01 June 16 08:55 Written by David Braue
  • Commonwealth Bank CIO ready to embrace DevOps

    CBA CIO, David Whiteing, says he is interested in embracing a range of technologies more commonly associated with businesses that have a purely digital heritage rather than the complex technology environment of a bank.

    26 May 16 08:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra focuses on cloud security with new investment

    Telstra’s decision to invest in California-based company vArmour was driven by witnessing the struggle businesses face when securing data centres, particularly heavily virtualized and cloud DCs.

    25 May 16 17:35 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Data centre modernisation delivers dividends for Commonwealth Bank

    The Commonwealth Bank has completed a mammoth overhaul of one of its key data centres in Sydney, delivering a boost to security, resilience and power efficiency, and dramatically extending the facility's projected lifespan.

    25 May 16 16:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NextDC forges ahead with M2 data centre

    NextDC will spend up to $85 million to construct its second Melbourne data centre, with the company announcing this morning that it had secured a site for M2.

    19 May 16 11:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Inside Domain’s technology transformation

    It’s fair to say that rise of digital has taken a toll on many Australian publishers, Fairfax Media among them. But although Fairfax has battled falling revenues as print fades, its multi-platform property business, the Domain Group, has delivered a string of outstanding results for the publisher, particularly in the digital sphere.

    16 May 16 14:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Xero enters final stretch in AWS migration

    Xero is preparing to move customer data to Amazon Web Services (AWS), entering the final stage of a two-year project to migrate to cloud infrastructure.

    12 May 16 10:41 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Software-defined solutions for a network defined by complexity

    Those of us who have been in enterprise IT for a while would remember a simpler time. A time when IT assets were limited to a handful of data centres, where users and applications were all bound by one unified MPLS network and where external access was limited to a centralised Internet gateway.

    10 May 16 10:19 Written by Ian Raper, Riverbed
  • ABC embarks on ambitious digital archive overhaul

    The Australian Broadcasting commission is embarking on a massive reworking of its electronic, computing, Internet and archival facilities in what is set to be one of the biggest and most complex upgrade IT sequences seen in this country.

    09 May 16 11:52 Written by Christopher Jay
  • Interop at 30: New technology, new missions

    The Interop conference convening this week will be a far cry from the gathering of a small group of technology pioneers who sought interoperability among Internet devices 30 years ago.

    03 May 16 02:39 Written by Tim Greene
  • 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
  • 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

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