Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Microsoft takes step towards delivering FPGAs as a service

    Microsoft has taken another step towards allowing its Azure customers to leverage the capabilities of the field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that the company has installed in its cloud data centres.

    09 May 18 15:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Microsoft offers pathway to cloud for govt’s mission-critical apps

    Microsoft today officially launched the latest regions for its Azure cloud computing service: Australia Central 1 and Australia Central 2. The new Azure regions, based in Canberra, are designed to host the mission-critical applications of government departments and agencies as well as those of some of Australia’s most important private sector enterprises.

    03 April 18 00:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Effective IT infrastructure strategies for artificial intelligence

    Despite the hype and promise, only a small fraction of organisations have deployed and used artificial intelligence (AI) at scale. The vast majority are still working to define their AI strategy – identifying uses and applicability; devising business and technology models; and piloting early initiatives.

    27 March 18 12:52 Written by Pankaj Prasad, principal research analyst at Gartner
  • The ATO and the mystery of the cables

    The Australian Taxation Office is still unsure as to whether the cables that have been held identified as a key cause for a crippling SAN outage are defective or whether they had been incorrectly installed.

    23 March 18 12:53 Written by Rohan Pearce