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  • Xero migrates from Rackspace to AWS

    Small business accounting software-as-a-service company, Xero, has completed what it says has been one of the largest data migrations onto AWS across Australia and New Zealand: more than 59 billion records, 3000 apps and 120 databases representing all data and applications for its 862,000 customers globally.

  • VMware talks cloud freedom to Australian IT pros

    VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger and CTO Networking, Bruce Davie, used the vendor's vForum conference in Sydney to give Australian IT professionals their first glimpse of VMware’s new Cross-Cloud Architecture.

  • Google to bring its cloud platform to Australia

    Google will next year launch a Sydney Google Cloud Region as part of a significant program of geographical expansion. In addition to Sydney, Google will launch regions in Mumbai, Singapore, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt.

  • 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.

  • Spacebelt plans secure celestial network and storage

    US startup, Cloud Constellation is planning a celestial information superhighway: A network of low earth orbit satellites, dubbed Spacebelt, that will act as orbiting data storage devices and provide secure and encrypted communication between any two points on most of the earth’s surface without the traffic having to touch any terrestrial communications infrastructure.

  • PICA scraps in-house IT systems, taps Urbanise for cloud

    Prudential Investment Company of Australia (PICA), one of Australia’s largest property management companies, is scrapping all its in-house IT systems and moving to a cloud-based solution from ASX-listed property management software company, Urbanise.

  • 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.

  • 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.