Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Surviving website traffic spikes with an eye on Married At First Sight

    ​In the UK, there is a hydro power plant designed specifically to inject a spurt of electricity into the National Grid when Brits get up from their sofas en masse to make a cup of tea as the credits roll on popular television programmes.

    02 March 18 11:50 Written by George Nott
  • Service Stream CIO departs

    The chief information officer of ASX-listed network infrastructure firm Service Stream has departed the company.

    01 March 18 16:12 Written by George Nott
  • More clouds on horizon for AMP, CTO says

    Financial services company AMP is pursuing a cloud-first strategy and at the moment is making “big bets” on software as a service, according to chief technology officer Chris Bell.

    01 March 18 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • The future of server virtualisation

    Server virtualisation has changed. It has rapidly evolved and is now a mature market.

    22 Feb. 18 10:56 Written by Michael Warrilow, research vice president at Gartner
  • ATO outages: Audit finds BC flaws, progress

    The aftermath of a string of severe system outages at Australian Taxation Office highlighted significant flaws in the agency’s business continuity planning. However, an investigation by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has concluded that ATO-commissioned reviews are helping plug gaps in the agency’s IT resilience.

    21 Feb. 18 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Power key challenge in race to exascale computing

    Addressing the enormous power demands of exascale computing remains the biggest challenge in the race to push the boundaries of supercomputing, according to Joao Almeida, CTO at Lenovo ANZ’s Data Centre Group.

    19 Dec. 17 13:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • KB Food accelerates ERP with hyperconverged infrastructure

    KB Food Group, Australia’s largest handler of fresh seafood, has replaced its ageing IT infrastructure with hyperconverged infrastructure built with DataCore’s Virtual SAN software and Lenovo x3650 servers, reducing its hardware footprint by 70 per cent and improving the performance of key processes by up to 14 times.

    19 Dec. 17 09:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • National Library of Australia embraces digital future

    This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems.

    12 Dec. 17 12:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • MyRepublic expands OpenStack-based private cloud

    MyRepublic is continuing to build out its OpenStack-based private cloud, with the Internet service provider preparing to launch a site in New Zealand next year.

    12 Dec. 17 11:34 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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