Storage News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • Data: Lifeblood of the Internet of Things

    Much has been written about the rise of autonomous vehicles with testing being conducted globally and the increasing number of consumers who are already enjoying the benefits.

    06 Oct. 17 11:10 Written by BS Teh, Seagate Technology
  • Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

    Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

    03 Oct. 17 06:54 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Imagination wants to add intelligence to smartphone chips

    Specialized hardware needed to accelerate machine learning algorithms is moving out of the data center and into high-end mobile phones. Soon it could be in everyone's pocket, if chip designer Imagination Technologies has its way.

    21 Sept. 17 21:44 Written by Peter Sayer