Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • White House calls for more cloud

    The White House says the U.S. government needs a major overhaul of IT systems and should take steps to better protect data and accelerate efforts to use cloud-based technology.

    14 Dec. 17 14:10 Written by Reuters
  • 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
  • Warehouse Group to move customer-facing apps to IBM cloud

    The Warehouse Group — which operates The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 brands — is moving its customer facing IT systems to IBM New Zealand’s cloud services, saying the move will improve customer experience.

    12 Dec. 17 10:00 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
  • Unisys scores 10 year Ministry of Education APaaS deal

    The Ministry of Education has commissioned Unisys for a 10 year project to design and support a new digital Education Resourcing System (ERS) based on Microsoft and Oracle cloud services that, according to Unisys, will enable the ministry to deliver funds more efficiently for early childhood, primary and secondary school education providers.

    22 Nov. 17 16:17 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

    The cloud offers a wide range of tangible business benefits, but don't let these common blunders cast a shadow on your company's success.

    14 Nov. 17 22:00 Written by John Edwards
  • Amazon to sell cloud hardware in China deal

    Amazon.com is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

    14 Nov. 17 16:48 Written by Reuters
  • Catalyst Cloud offers free trials of OpenStack

    NZ cloud services provider Catalyst Cloud has joined the OpenStack Public Cloud Passport programme and is offering free trials of OpenStack public cloud services.

    07 Nov. 17 15:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Xero gets smarter with second machine learning feature

    Xero has made another move to bring machine learning and artificial intelligence to its cloud-based small business accounting software, adding functionality to its ‘bills’ feature that will recommend what account codes a business should use.

    11 Oct. 17 09:11 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Palmerston North Council deploys Nutanix

    Palmerston North City Council has initiated a hybrid cloud strategy using hyperconverged IT infrastructure from Nutanix that, according to Nutanix, will reduce its outage risk and improve the digital services it provides to its 90,000 citizens.

    12 Sept. 17 13:23 Written by Stuart Corner
  • VMware Cloud goes live on AWS

    VMware has used its Las Vegas VMworld conference to officially launch VMware Cloud on AWS.

    29 Aug. 17 09:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Microsoft to host Azure in Infratil’s Canberra data centres

    Canberra Data Centres, 48 percent owned by diversified Wellington based company Infratil, has been chosen by Microsoft to host two new Australian instances of the Microsoft Azure cloud services, in its two Canberra data centres.

    16 Aug. 17 14:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Warehouse Group takes up Zoho One ‘operating system for business’

    The Warehouse Group has become one of the first customers for a new offering from cloud business applications software developer Zoho that provides access to its full range of more than 30 business applications for a fixed per-employee price per month.

    26 July 17 10:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • SAM helps companies comply with CIS Security Controls

    A New Zealand developed cloud service enables organisations to assess and manage their compliance with CIS Controls, a set of best practice guidelines for computer security published by the US-based Center for Internet Security (CIS).

    17 July 17 14:36 Written by Stuart Corner
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