Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • Telstra turns on LTE broadcast technology

    Telstra has turned on LTE broadcast technology throughout its network, enabling real-time data to be multicast to all users on a cell site instead of each user requiring a separate strea

    12 July 18 13:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Chipmaker Broadcom inks US$19 billion deal to buy CA

    ​Broadcom Inc has announced a $18.9 billion deal to buy U.S. business software company CA Inc, venturing far beyond its realm of semiconductors and testing investors' confidence in its chief executive Hock Tan's deal-making credentials.

    12 July 18 12:37 Written by Reuters
  • Hammer blow for Huawei as 5G ban looms in Australia

    ​Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said.

    12 July 18 08:31 Written by Reuters
  • How Just Eat runs devops at scale

    UK-based food delivery company Just Eat runs a hugely complex devops culture across 35 software development teams in five geographies, working together to maintain 450 microservices.

    04 July 18 08:41 Written by Scott Carey
  • ANZ expands DevOps process overhaul after ‘fantastic’ early results

    ANZ’s digital group will triple the reach of the bank’s DevOps transformation over the next four months after early results confirmed the initiative had produced “fantastic” improvements for 2000 business and technology people since it went live eight weeks ago.

    26 June 18 08:59 Written by David Braue
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues — what's it hiding?

    Oracle is changing the way it reports its all-important cloud figures every quarter. Where the database vendor used to report two cloud revenue segments: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as one and then a combined figure for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as another, smaller, figure, now it is reporting just one figure.

    25 June 18 11:13 Written by Scott Carey
  • An introduction to containers and microservices for enterprise leaders

    Containers currently make up about 19 percent of hybrid cloud production workloads today, but in just two years’ time this will increase to around 33 percent. In particular, microservices are being increasingly employed in the finance sector, with NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn recently saying they are “resilient, reusable, flexible and proven”.

    22 June 18 08:00 Written by Mykhaylo Shaforostov, AppDynamics
  • NT govt prepares for demolition of Chan data centre

    The Northern Territory government has gone to market for data centre space ahead of the planned demolition of the Chan building, which currently houses its primary data centre.

    21 June 18 09:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How open source supports CERN's Large Hadron Collider

    The 27-kilometre-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) buried beneath the France-Switzerland border near Geneva is best known for helping to prove the existence of the Higgs' Boson particle - otherwise known as the God particle - crucial to the Standard Model of particle physics.

    04 June 18 08:35 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • How Alaska Airlines got to grips with Chef Habitat

    Alaska Airlines is one of the first enterprise customers to run Chef's new app automation product Habitat. During Chef Conf this week they explained how they got up and running with the product, and some key lessons learned for anyone looking to shift their applications onto Habitat.

    29 May 18 08:45 Written by Scott Carey
  • Chef CEO: We want to be like Salesforce

    Barry Crist, the CEO of software automation specialist Chef wants his company's software to be as critical to enterprise customers as Salesforce has become to many.

    28 May 18 09:04 Written by Scott Carey
  • Chef shifts towards app automation with 2.0 release

    Automation specialist Chef has signalled that it is shifting focus from infrastructure automation to application automation. The difference is subtle, but important to the vendor.

    24 May 18 09:13 Written by Scott Carey
  • Chipmakers back Openstack-linked Kata containers project

    In 2017, the Openstack Foundation said it would create a new type of container. Now, Kata 1.0 is out, backed by 40-plus partners and support from chip industry heavy hitters: Intel, ARM, and AMD.

    23 May 18 09:26 Written by Tamlin Magee