Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • Power key challenge in race to exascale computing

    Addressing the enormous power demands of exascale computing remains the biggest challenge in the race to push the boundaries of supercomputing, according to Joao Almeida, CTO at Lenovo ANZ’s Data Centre Group.

    19 Dec. 17 13:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • KB Food accelerates ERP with hyperconverged infrastructure

    KB Food Group, Australia’s largest handler of fresh seafood, has replaced its ageing IT infrastructure with hyperconverged infrastructure built with DataCore’s Virtual SAN software and Lenovo x3650 servers, reducing its hardware footprint by 70 per cent and improving the performance of key processes by up to 14 times.

    19 Dec. 17 09:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • National Library of Australia embraces digital future

    This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems.

    12 Dec. 17 12:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • MyRepublic expands OpenStack-based private cloud

    MyRepublic is continuing to build out its OpenStack-based private cloud, with the Internet service provider preparing to launch a site in New Zealand next year.

    12 Dec. 17 11:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • DevOps and cloud set up Amaysim for growth

    ​Since its launch in 2010, Amaysim has shaken-up the Australian mobile market, pioneering a bring-your-own handset model and undercutting its more established rivals with cheap and low-commitment monthly plans.

    11 Dec. 17 06:00 Written by George Nott
  • OpenStack Foundation launches open source Kata Containers

    The OpenStack Foundation has launched a new project to develop open source containerisation software, Kata Containers, by combining components from two existing container software projects: Intel’s Clear Containers and Hyper runV, the runtime version of the software behind HyperHQ’s Hyper.sh containers as a service.

    06 Dec. 17 08:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ATO sticks with DXC, despite outages

    The Australian Taxation Office has extended its centralised computing contract with DXC Technology until 30 June 2019.

    01 Dec. 17 13:49 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • William Hill Australia bets on PagerDuty

    William Hill Australia has rolled out PagerDuty’s SaaS offering and is using it to manage its critical infrastructure alerts while the online bookmaker focuses on delivering 100 per cent uptime during major events.

    23 Nov. 17 16:13 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ANZ deploys Azure Stack to keep processing in-house

    ANZ, the first — and so far only — named Australian customer for Azure Stack, Microsoft’s recently released on-premises version of its Azure public cloud service, is using the system to avoid having to move masses of data for a new application into the public cloud.

    23 Nov. 17 11:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Serverless architecture drives new Bankwest service

    Bankwest is relying on Amazon Web Services’ Lambda offering to deliver a new online service, with the bank claiming that it is one of the first Australian financial institutions to use serverless computing in production.

    20 Nov. 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • OVH goes after Aussie SMBs’ cloud business with VMware HCX

    France-headquartered global cloud service provider OVH is hoping to leverage VMware’s recently announced HCX software defined networking technology to exploit what it sees as a huge market among Australian SMBs wanting to move their in-house IT to the cloud.

    08 Nov. 17 09:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • OpenStack helps deliver data insights at CBA

    OpenStack, together with a substantial array of other open source projects, is aiding the efforts of the Commonwealth Bank’s data scientists to build a culture of experimentation at CBA.

    07 Nov. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the Lions Eye Institute moved beyond break/fix

    Investing in a flexible infrastructure monitoring platform has helped the IT team at the Lions Eye Institute slashed service desk calls and free up resources to take a more proactive approach to technology, according to the organisation’s chief information officer, Rod Bacon.

    26 Oct. 17 15:10 Written by Rohan Pearce