Data Centre News, Features, and Interviews

  • Iceland's bitcoin mining data centres are maturing into phase two

    We've all heard that 'data is the new oil'. But while data may be the invisible magic powering the information age, it doesn't have any actual energy-creating properties (Until we discover a way to alchemise electricity purely from Twitter-induced rage, that is.)

    31 May 19 02:39 Written by By Laurie Clarke
  • Chorus expands colocation services with Nlyte

    Chorus is expanding its Chorus EdgeCentre Colocation product from its Auckland Mt Eden exchange with sites in Christchurch and Wellington due to go live in June, and is bolstering the product with a data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) product from Nlyte, becoming Nlyte’s first New Zealand customer.

    16 May 19 12:35 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NVMe over Fabrics creates data-center storage disruption

    By delivering high speed and low latency storage over a network fabric, NVMe over Fabrics promises to take demanding applications to a new level of performance. Here's what you need to know.

    14 May 19 20:00 Written by John Edwards
  • SKA team completes design for world’s most powerful supercomputer

    Australia’s CSIRO, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are part of an international consortium that has completed a five-year effort to design supercomputing infrastructure that will help process the masses of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

    13 May 19 12:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How the Bank of England is modernising its systems for the future

    The Bank of England is looking to modernise its technology platform to open up its payments infrastructure to smaller fintech players, better manage the proliferation of data, and leverage advanced automation and AI techniques.

    02 May 19 00:08 Written by By Scott Carey
  • Google to buy data migration company Alooma

    Google has announced it will buy data migration company Alooma, as part of efforts to catch up with bigger cloud service rivals Amazon and Microsoft.

    20 Feb. 19 13:36 Written by Reuters
  • How Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen completely rebuilt his company around AI

    Some years ago, monitoring software vendor Dynatrace made the decision to pivot to an AI-first approach. The decision was based, as the story goes, on the belief that it was better "to be the disruptors rather than the disrupted" in the words of current CEO John Van Siclen. To move from a traditional monitoring and logging vendor to a 'software intelligence' company would involve a massive leap of faith though, and a radical restructuring of the company from inside and out.

    04 Feb. 19 13:47 Written by By Laurie Clarke
  • How Dynatrace is instrumental to the Royal Caribbean customer journey

    Royal Caribbean is known as an innovator within the cruise liner industry - boasting the first robot bartenders, onboard skydiving and onboard surf simulators - but it is not a technology company, and like most modern travel companies it relies on seamless technology and web-booking as a key differentiator.

    02 Feb. 19 00:49 Written by By Laurie Clarke
  • Cisco extends ACI to public cloud

    Cisco has extended its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software-defined networking solution to the public cloud, with the vendor announcing today that ACI would support Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure.

    29 Jan. 19 20:36 Written by Rohan Pearce