Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • William Hill Australia bets on PagerDuty

    William Hill Australia has rolled out PagerDuty’s SaaS offering and is using it to manage its critical infrastructure alerts while the online bookmaker focuses on delivering 100 per cent uptime during major events.

    23 Nov. 17 16:13 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ANZ deploys Azure Stack to keep processing in-house

    ANZ, the first — and so far only — named Australian customer for Azure Stack, Microsoft’s recently released on-premises version of its Azure public cloud service, is using the system to avoid having to move masses of data for a new application into the public cloud.

    23 Nov. 17 11:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Serverless architecture drives new Bankwest service

    Bankwest is relying on Amazon Web Services’ Lambda offering to deliver a new online service, with the bank claiming that it is one of the first Australian financial institutions to use serverless computing in production.

    20 Nov. 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • OVH goes after Aussie SMBs’ cloud business with VMware HCX

    France-headquartered global cloud service provider OVH is hoping to leverage VMware’s recently announced HCX software defined networking technology to exploit what it sees as a huge market among Australian SMBs wanting to move their in-house IT to the cloud.

    08 Nov. 17 09:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • OpenStack helps deliver data insights at CBA

    OpenStack, together with a substantial array of other open source projects, is aiding the efforts of the Commonwealth Bank’s data scientists to build a culture of experimentation at CBA.

    07 Nov. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the Lions Eye Institute moved beyond break/fix

    Investing in a flexible infrastructure monitoring platform has helped the IT team at the Lions Eye Institute slashed service desk calls and free up resources to take a more proactive approach to technology, according to the organisation’s chief information officer, Rod Bacon.

    26 Oct. 17 15:10 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Serverless architecture delivers scale, savings for Freight Exchange

    Online logistics company Freight Exchange is increasingly relying on serverless computing to drive its core platform, with a shift to serverless architecture delivering substantial savings according to Martyn Hann, the company’s chief technology officer.

    13 Oct. 17 11:44 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NextDC launches B2 data centre

    Data centre operator NextDC has begun welcoming customers into B2, the ASX-listed company’s second Brisbane data centre.

    06 Oct. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Govt to launch ‘Digital Economy Strategy’

    The government will release a Digital Economy Strategy early next year “to seize the benefits of digital transformation and secure Australian jobs into the future”.

    19 Sept. 17 15:08 Written by George Nott
  • Light slowed with sound in photonic chip breakthrough

    ​Having travelled halfway round the world down underwater fibre optic cable in an instant, by the time data in light form reaches your computer, it has to be slowed down to be processed.

    19 Sept. 17 09:01 Written by George Nott
  • CBA to launch Android Pay by end of year

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia currently only offers tap and pay Android phone payments through its own digital wallet app.

    18 Sept. 17 14:14 Written by George Nott
  • Flinders University in big cloud push

    Flinders University is aiming to have 80 to 90 per cent of its key applications running in the cloud, up from around 25 to 30 per cent today, as part of an ambitious digital strategy.

    12 Sept. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • VMware Cloud goes live on AWS

    VMware has used its Las Vegas VMworld conference to officially launch VMware Cloud on AWS.

    29 Aug. 17 09:20 Written by Rohan Pearce