Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • Months of warning signs before storage problems took down ATO

    An analysis of log data from the HP Enterprise 3PAR SAN blamed for the dramatic outage of the Australian Taxation Office’s core systems in December reveals a number of warning signs in the lead-up, according to a report made public today by the ATO.

    08 June 17 14:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the Queensland Brain Institute deals with its data deluge

    Storage can be a headache for any organisation that relies heavily on IT. But Jake Carroll, the senior IT manager (research) at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), doesn’t just have to contend with the typical storage needs for a 500-person organisation.

    07 June 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Flash back and forward

    It’s hard to believe that the all-flash data centre started over 20 years ago

    26 May 17 11:51 Written by Phillip Coates, Brocade
  • Tasmania eyes $67.5 million in IT upgrades

    In its 2017-18 budget handed down today, the Tasmanian government has earmarked more than $60 million for key digital transformation projects, including a program to upgrade IT systems relied on by police in the state. Overall the government said it intended to spend $67.5 million in ICT upgrades.

    25 May 17 16:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Defence CIO prepares to launch updated cloud strategy

    Department of Defence chief information officer Dr Peter Lawrence is preparing to launch an updated cloud computing strategy, the IT chief yesterday told the CeBIT Cloud 2017 conference.

    24 May 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Fibre networks to drive successful 5G rollouts, Nokia says

    With the hype around the upcoming 5G cellular technology growing every day, Nokia says it's often forgotten that optical transport networks able to deliver sufficient bandwidth, flexibly and with minimal latency will be essential to 5G’s success.

    19 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • BYOD grows within NSW government

    The New South Wales public sector is becoming increasingly mobile, with the state’s latest ICT Metrics Report revealing that an increasing proportion of the state’s public servants rely on tablets or laptops.

    18 May 17 14:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra wrapping SDN, NFV and cloud in a single platform for customers

    Telstra’s director, global platforms, Jim Fagan, will today outline the telco’s plan to offer customers access to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) capabilities, cloud infrastructure, data centres, and local and international networks through a single integrated platform.

    15 May 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • The future of high performance storage

    In the past 12 months, there’s been a lot of hype about new advancements in storage that include new forms of non-volatile memory (such as Z-NAND from Samsung and 3D Xpoint from Intel and Micron). There’s also been growing adoption of newer interfaces such as non-volatile memory express (NVMe) and more modern software, which seek to reduce the imbalance in data centre IT infrastructure created by CPU advancements of the past three decades.

    11 May 17 14:24 Written by Julia Palmer, research director, Gartner
  • Budget 2017: Out with the old IT (and in with the new)

    The government is eyeing upgrades to aging ICT systems across the public sector as well as pushing for platforms that can be used across multiple departments and agencies, and increased use of data analytics to help drive evidence-based policy.

    09 May 17 20:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • OpenStack gathers momentum

    Survey results and user stories presented at this week’s OpenStack Foundation Summit in Boston show that use of the open source software for cloud computing is growing rapidly in the number, the scale and the significance of deployments.

    09 May 17 16:58 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The pros and cons of adopting a DevOps model

    In today’s digital era, mastering the customer experience through a continuous delivery of applications is a must.

    24 April 17 11:51 Written by Simon Horrocks, AppDynamics
  • Airservices Australia looks at outsourcing IT

    Airservices Australia is considering a largescale outsourcing of its IT, including potentially shifting away from managing its own infrastructure to using cloud services.

    21 April 17 11:44 Written by Rohan Pearce
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