Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • Can off-the-shelf network storage do the job I need?

    ​It’s a big question: Is it better to buy off-the-shelf network storage, or build your own?

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