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  • 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
  • Infinidat ramps up ANZ operations

    Israeli storage company Infinidat — which say it offers a revolutionary and highly cost-effective approach to storage — has named Newcastle-based IT services provider Regional IT and New Zealand IT services company Spectrum as its first customers under a revamped approach to the local market that has seen all its original Australian team, and its distributor, replaced.

    27 Feb. 18 13:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • OpenStack Foundation launches open source Kata Containers

    The OpenStack Foundation has launched a new project to develop open source containerisation software, Kata Containers, by combining components from two existing container software projects: Intel’s Clear Containers and Hyper runV, the runtime version of the software behind HyperHQ’s Hyper.sh containers as a service.

    06 Dec. 17 08:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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
  • Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

    Qualcomm's much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel's virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are thirsting to see competition to help bring down costs.

    10 Nov. 17 08:46 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Dell integrates desktop, mobile management for UEM

    Dell has integrated PC Client Command Suite with VMware’s Workspace ONE cloud portal for mobile devices, giving admins a single view of both for better mobile management.

    25 Oct. 17 04:44 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • 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
  • Nvidia gets broad support for cutting-edge Volta GPUs in the data center

    Data center workloads for AI, graphics rendering, high-performance computing and business intelligence are getting a boost as a Who's Who of the world's biggest server makers and cloud providers snap up Nvidia's Volta-based Tesla V100 GPU accelerators.

    28 Sept. 17 05:32 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • 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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