Storage News, Features, and Interviews

  • Dropbox IPO priced at nearly one-third below its peak valuation

    Dropbox this week priced shares for its initial public offering that would value it at up to US$7.1 billion, nearly a third below the valuation it commanded in 2014, a clear sign of how overheated the private tech market became a few years back.

    13 March 18 08:59 Written by Reuters
  • 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
  • What is a SAN and how does it differ from NAS?

    A storage area network (SAN) provides a pool of storage resources that can be centrally managed and allocated as needed, but how is a SAN different than NAS and how does how it segregate storage traffic?

    23 Feb. 18 05:58 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Mingis on Tech: 2018 and the Blockchain bubble

    After a raft of pilot programs last year, blockchain continues to evolve. It's now seen as the heart of a new global shipping platform that could save companies billions and the underpinnings for a P2P cloud storage endeavor.

    24 Jan. 18 06:15 Written by Ken Mingis
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

    Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency.

    23 Jan. 18 22:00 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Generative AI: The new power tool for creative pros

    Generative AI will drive the next generation of apps for autoprogramming, content development, visual arts, and other creative, design, and engineering activities

    21 Dec. 17 22:00 Written by James Kobielus
  • 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
  • ATO sticks with DXC, despite outages

    The Australian Taxation Office has extended its centralised computing contract with DXC Technology until 30 June 2019.

    01 Dec. 17 13:49 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Hyperconvergence gathers speed in 2018

    Hyperconverged systems combine storage, compute and network functionality in a single, highly virtualized solution. Hyperconvergence gained traction in 2017 as enterprises shifted storage spending to software. As the new year rolls in, the momentum will continue.

    30 Nov. 17 04:31 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Victoria Police relying on obsolete tech

    Seventy-nine per cent of the IT systems relied on by Victoria Police to support critical business functions are “obsolete,” an investigation by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office has concluded.

    29 Nov. 17 11:14 Written by Rohan Pearce