Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • Dell EMC unveils ‘AI Experience Zone’ in Sydney

    Sydney is the home to one of five Dell EMC AI Experience Zones which are intended to smooth the path to adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for businesses across the Asia Pacific.

    21 May 19 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • SKA team completes design for world’s most powerful supercomputer

    Australia’s CSIRO, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are part of an international consortium that has completed a five-year effort to design supercomputing infrastructure that will help process the masses of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

    13 May 19 12:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How does OpenStack fit in to a newly independent SUSE?

    Some of the most prominent messaging that emerged from the recent SUSEcon event, held in Nashville last month, was that it was now the world's largest, independent open source company (particularly in wake of the Red Hat-IBM deal). But what does this spell for its relationship with OpenStack?

    07 May 19 16:00 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Westpac CEO says tech investment has slashed outages

    Westpac experienced zero Severity 1 IT incidents in the second half of FY18 and the first half of FY19, which group CEO Brian Hartzer says reflects the bank’s technology investment program​.

    06 May 19 11:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the Bank of England is modernising its systems for the future

    The Bank of England is looking to modernise its technology platform to open up its payments infrastructure to smaller fintech players, better manage the proliferation of data, and leverage advanced automation and AI techniques.

    02 May 19 00:08 Written by By Scott Carey
  • Why one university CIDO aligned with Splunk

    As a research-intensive Russell Group university with around 22,000 students and 4,500 staff, the University of Exeter collects a lot of valuable information.

    01 May 19 06:00 Written by By Tom Macaulay
  • Business leaders don’t care about the cost of downtime

    Infrastructure and operations leaders (I&O) leaders are often on a misguided mission to find mythical “cost of downtime” numbers to build justifications for project investments in availability and recovery capabilities.

    29 April 19 10:40 Written by David Gregory, senior director analyst at Gartner
  • How Monzo built a bank with open infrastructure

    When UK challenger bank Monzo began building its platform, the team decided it would get running with container orchestration platform Kubernetes "the hard way". The result is that the team now has visibility into outages or other problems, and Miles Bryant, platform engineer at Monzo, shared some observations at the bank at the recent Open Infrastructure Day event in London.

    15 April 19 22:54 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Microsoft’s Azure to underpin mammoth ASIO IT transformation

    Australia domestic intelligence agency is preparing to use a mixture of on-premises and externally hosted cloud infrastructure to underpin a greenfields enterprise technology platform, as a part of a broader transformation program.

    05 April 19 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • What customers need to know about Chef's 100% open source commitment

    Software automation specialist Chef is committing 100 percent of its technology to open source, and is changing the way it goes to market in a bid to focus on large enterprise customers. Here's what customers need to know about the changes.

    04 April 19 01:33 Written by By Scott Carey
  • Equinix to build new Melbourne data centre

    Equinix has continued its Australian spending spree, announcing today that it will build out a new Melbourne data centre, dubbed ME2.

    12 March 19 11:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Why the potential of AIOps needs no hype

    It’s hard to separate the hype from the reality when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). Once the domain of books and movies, it’s now being rapidly applied to all areas in business. AI for IT operations, or AIOps, is no different.

    07 March 19 02:00 Written by Stuart Fleetwood, BMC Software
  • nbn - Enabling Australian businesses to digitally compete locally and globally

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    Australia is a nation of growing businesses. This growth is being accelerated thanks to the rollout of the nbn™ broadband access network, which provides the platform via retail providers for a range of advanced services, applications and technologies that are changing the way Australians do business. The transition to the nbn™ access network represents a very significant opportunity for the ICT industry, and will allow ICT consultants to help business make the most of the opportunities that access to fast broadband enables.