Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • How Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen completely rebuilt his company around AI

    Some years ago, monitoring software vendor Dynatrace made the decision to pivot to an AI-first approach. The decision was based, as the story goes, on the belief that it was better "to be the disruptors rather than the disrupted" in the words of current CEO John Van Siclen. To move from a traditional monitoring and logging vendor to a 'software intelligence' company would involve a massive leap of faith though, and a radical restructuring of the company from inside and out.

    04 Feb. 19 13:47 Written by By Laurie Clarke
  • How Dynatrace is instrumental to the Royal Caribbean customer journey

    Royal Caribbean is known as an innovator within the cruise liner industry - boasting the first robot bartenders, onboard skydiving and onboard surf simulators - but it is not a technology company, and like most modern travel companies it relies on seamless technology and web-booking as a key differentiator.

    02 Feb. 19 00:49 Written by By Laurie Clarke
  • Cisco extends ACI to public cloud

    Cisco has extended its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software-defined networking solution to the public cloud, with the vendor announcing today that ACI would support Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure.

    29 Jan. 19 20:36 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Conde Nast embraces chaos engineering with PagerDuty to protect against outages

    Until recently, the 100-year-old publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair, Conde Nast, had offices in each country acting as independent business units with differing processes and workflows. But a transformation drive under the new umbrella of Conde Nast International, which looks after the offices outside of North America, saw the business turn to incident response and visibility organisation PagerDuty to help protect against costly outages.

    19 Dec. 18 01:08 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Kubernetes vendors target container security, operations and management

    If you were kicking the tires on Kubernetes and other cloud/container services you found may have found nirvana at this week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 where all manner of new operational software and support from VMware, Arista and others were on display.

    14 Dec. 18 22:00 Written by Michael Cooney
  • AWS offers to put its infrastructure in your data centre

    Amazon Web Services has launched a private preview of ‘AWS Outposts’: A new offering that involves the deployment of AWS-designed hardware within a customer’s own data centre.

    29 Nov. 18 14:16 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Oracle veteran to take charge of Google Cloud

    Former Oracle product chief Thomas Kurian will replace Diane Greene as head of the cloud division at Google in the coming weeks, Greene announced in a blog post on Friday, after a tumultuous year for the business.

    19 Nov. 18 08:37 Written by Reuters
  • Red Hat commits to Openstack for 'at least' 10 years

    While Red Hat understandably wouldn't discuss anything to do with the IBM mega-acquisition - for regulatory reasons - director of product management James Labocki and senior director for product management at Openstack Nick Barcet confirmed Red Hat's commitment to Openstack for at least the next "10 years".

    14 Nov. 18 23:50 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • How to successfully embark on a DevOps journey

    Many Australian and New Zealand companies have a keen interest in DevOps - some have very advanced DevOps cultures, while others are just beginning to see how it can be beneficial to their work.

    14 Nov. 18 01:00 Written by Ron Crocker, New Relic
  • Airservices Australia ready to host classified data in cloud

    Airservices Australia is getting to ready to potentially house a range of sensitive data in its cloud environment as a result of its partnership with the Department of the Defence for the OneSKY Australia.

    07 Nov. 18 13:48 Written by Rohan Pearce