Data Centre News, Features, and Interviews

  • Suncorp NX deploys Nutanix to support Citrix VDI

    Banking and insurance group Suncorp New Zealand has deployed Nutanix's Enterprise Cloud OS software to support its Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), enabling staff to work remotely.

    05 Nov. 18 09:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • In pictures: IT Leaders Breakfast | Digital Now and Digital Savvy - Auckland

    How can IT leaders continuously reinvent the business - with technology at the core - to stay competitive and address internal and external stakeholder demands? Technology and digital leaders share insights on this and other challenges in the cloud era, at the CIO and Computerworld breakfast forum in Auckland, held in conjunction with Zoho.

    04 Oct. 18 06:00 Written by Divina Paredes
  • Openstack Rocky builds on automation, upgrades and usability

    Time again for another Openstack release, the open source infrastructure's 18th iteration - Rocky - which promises to heap on new features that further improve automation and usability among a variety of hardware architectures.

    04 Sept. 18 09:10 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • Be afraid, Dell EMC CTO tells CIOs

    CIOs “have every right to be scared” as they face the challenge of responding to disruptive forces of unprecedented number and magnitude that are transforming enterprise IT, according to Dell EMC CTO John Roese.

    03 Sept. 18 12:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • VMware on AWS comes to Australia

    VMware has made its cloud based Software Defined Data Centre available on the AWS Sydney region, a year almost to the day since its launch in the US and almost two years after VMware and AWS announced plans to jointly develop the service.

    27 Aug. 18 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • India cloud panel pushes for data sovereignty requirement

    A panel working on the Indian government's cloud computing policy wants data generated in India to be stored within the country, according to its draft report — a proposal that could deal a blow to global technology giants such as Amazon and Microsoft who offer such services.

    06 Aug. 18 10:05 Written by Reuters
  • How Spotify migrated everything from on-premise to Google Cloud Platform

    Spotify announced that it was going all in on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) back in 2016, committing a reported US$450 million over three years. In Spotify, Google got itself an anchor customer, not just because of its brand and scale, but also its reputation as a data driven, engineering-centric company.

    31 July 18 13:18 Written by Scott Carey
  • How BP drives automation at scale across supply and trading business

    Oil and gas firm BP is embracing automation and machine learning to run what it calls 'intelligent operations' and maximise business value in its supply and trading division, which accounts for 3,000 employees across 28 countries.

    25 June 18 11:16 Written by Hannah Williams
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues — what's it hiding?

    Oracle is changing the way it reports its all-important cloud figures every quarter. Where the database vendor used to report two cloud revenue segments: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as one and then a combined figure for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as another, smaller, figure, now it is reporting just one figure.

    25 June 18 11:13 Written by Scott Carey
  • Chef CEO: We want to be like Salesforce

    Barry Crist, the CEO of software automation specialist Chef wants his company's software to be as critical to enterprise customers as Salesforce has become to many.

    28 May 18 09:04 Written by Scott Carey
  • Ryanair goes all in on AWS

    Low cost Irish airline Ryanair is looking to shut down 'the vast majority' of its data centres over the next three years as it goes 'all in' on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. The airline says it is standardising its IT around AWS services, including databases, analytics, machine learning, and deep learning services.

    14 May 18 11:32 Written by Scott Carey
  • Microsoft takes step towards delivering FPGAs as a service

    Microsoft has taken another step towards allowing its Azure customers to leverage the capabilities of the field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that the company has installed in its cloud data centres.

    09 May 18 15:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Apple says all its facilities now powered by clean energy

    Apple says it has achieved its goal of powering all of the company's facilities with renewable energy, a milestone that includes all of its data centers, offices and retail stores in 43 countries.

    10 April 18 14:57 Written by Reuters
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