Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Microsoft wages war on passwords

    Microsoft is “declaring an end to the era of passwords,” according to Frank X. Shaw, the company’s corporate vice president, communications.

    24 Sept. 18 23:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Banking regulator warms to cloud computing

    The head of Australia’s financial services regulator says it is taking a “more open stance on cloud usage” among banks.

    24 Sept. 18 14:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • CSIRO launches serverless 'search engine for the genome' on Alibaba Cloud

    ​Trials of CRISPR/Cas9 are getting underway around the world. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR associated protein 9, to give it its full name, holds huge promise for tackling cancer, hereditary blindness, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, hepatitis B, Huntington’s disease and even high cholesterol.

    20 Sept. 18 12:53 Written by George Nott
  • 10 hot hybrid-cloud startups to watch

    With few enterprises using purely private or purely public cloud infrastructure, a range of startups has emerged to meet unique hybrid-cloud needs for management, storage and virtualization. Here are 10 hot hybrid cloud startups to keep an eye on.

    18 Sept. 18 20:00 Written by Jeff Vance
  • ABS seeks to avoid #CensusFail 2.0

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics has begun its preparations for the 2021 Census, seeking a supplier to provide the online component of the national data-gathering exercise.

    18 Sept. 18 11:46 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NSW’s Spatial Services embraces serverless, agile

    A cadastre — an authoritative record of land boundaries — is not a new concept, but a recent New South Wales project has given it a distinctly modern twist, with the state government’s Spatial Services agency rolling out a cloud-based ‘cadastre as a service’ offering.

    14 Sept. 18 12:58 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Microsoft pushes machine learning to the edge

    Microsoft’s new Azure edge computing offerings are helping customers extend the reach of its cloud-based machine learning services, according to Clayton Fernandez, the company’s global director, Internet of Things.

    11 Sept. 18 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Openstack Rocky builds on automation, upgrades and usability

    Time again for another Openstack release, the open source infrastructure's 18th iteration - Rocky - which promises to heap on new features that further improve automation and usability among a variety of hardware architectures.

    04 Sept. 18 09:10 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • Be afraid, Dell EMC CTO tells CIOs

    CIOs “have every right to be scared” as they face the challenge of responding to disruptive forces of unprecedented number and magnitude that are transforming enterprise IT, according to Dell EMC CTO John Roese.

    03 Sept. 18 12:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • VMware on AWS comes to Australia

    VMware has made its cloud based Software Defined Data Centre available on the AWS Sydney region, a year almost to the day since its launch in the US and almost two years after VMware and AWS announced plans to jointly develop the service.

    27 Aug. 18 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Can off-the-shelf network storage do the job I need?

    ​It’s a big question: Is it better to buy off-the-shelf network storage, or build your own?

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