Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • New cloud, HPC services to help drive research in South Australia

    eResearch South Australia is preparing for the imminent retirement of its Tizard supercomputer, officially launching a high-performance computing system dubbed TANGO and preparing to unveil a new cloud infrastructure service.

    24 Aug. 17 11:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Outages are becoming a little too normal

    As we come to terms with the fallout from major outages that were caused by recent widespread cyberattacks, it’s time to look at areas of concern in IT infrastructure protection and what we can do to prevent serious problems.

    21 Aug. 17 11:44 Written by Mark Deguara, Vertiv
  • Can you afford to burn through your profit?

    Soaring wholesale prices have pushed business electricity bills up to 19.9 per cent as of July, meaning it’s more important than ever for businesses to assess energy usage and operational effectiveness.

    18 Aug. 17 11:45 Written by John Jakovcevic, Stulz Australia
  • In pictures: Microsoft announces two Canberra cloud regions

    Microsoft plans to deliver Microsoft Azure from two new regions through a strategic partnership with Canberra Data Centres (CDC). The company says it will be the only major cloud provider in Australia to deliver hyperscale cloud services to handle Unclassified and Protected government data.

    15 Aug. 17 00:00 Written by George Nott
  • NSW government closemouthed on GovDC migration

    The New South Wales government says it has made savings in a number of areas from its data centre consolidation program, but the department overseeing the process won’t say whether it’s been completed — and if not, when it is likely to be.

    08 Aug. 17 15:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Digital divide deepening according to inclusion index

    ​The digital divide between rich and poor Australians is deepening, according to analysis of an index measuring individuals’ ability to access and use online resources, released this week.

    04 Aug. 17 15:18 Written by George Nott
  • Australian cloud provider Joviam takes on US market

    Australian infrastructure as a service provider Joviam is taking on the US market, with the cloud computing company switching on hardware in Equinix’s SV2 Silicon Valley data centre.

    01 Aug. 17 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NCI supercomputing facility names new director

    ​World renowned computational chemist and nanomaterials scientist Professor Sean Smith has been named as the next director of the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI).

    20 July 17 10:07 Written by George Nott
  • 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