Data Centre News, Features, and Interviews

  • Infinidat enters NZ storage market

    Solid state storage vendor Infinidat – founded by serial storage entrepreneur Moshe Yanai – has brought its Infinibox storage product onto the New Zealand market.

    20 Sept. 17 15:16 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
  • SSP migrates NZ customers to Interactive’s Aus data centre

    ​SSP, a global provider of cloud-based back office systems for the insurance industry has announced completion of the migration of its New Zealand broker customers to Australian provider Interactive. The move follows a failure in SSP’s own UK data centre that took SSP’s New Zealand customers, and others off the air for up two weeks.

    04 July 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NIWA and NeSI to get three new supercomputers

    New Zealand weather and research bodies are to get three new Cray supercomputers under a six-year $31.7m contract announced today by science and innovation minister Paul Goldsmith.

    09 June 17 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • PwC flags challenges for media and entertainment companies

    PwC has released its 18th annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021 saying that entertainment and media companies accustomed to competing and creating differentiation through content and distribution must focus more intensely on user experience (UX).

    08 June 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • vGRID first in NZ to deploy HPE Synergy ‘composable infrastructure’

    ​vGRID, a New Zealand based SaaS and IaaS provider focussed on the small to medium business market, has moved from its datacentre at Waikato Innovation Park into Datacom’s Kapua data centre and has become the first company in New Zealand to deploy HPE’s Synergy product, claimed by HPE to embody a new architecture that it calls ‘composable infrastructure’.

    12 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vertiv helps Xtreme Networks keep its cool

    Wellington based business ISP and data centre operator Xtreme Networks has opted for free-air cooling technology from Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) to minimise the air-conditioning costs at its new data centre in Wellington’s Thordon Quay.

    31 March 17 09:37 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Genesis Energy migrates IT to Spark cloud

    New Zealand’s largest electricity and gas retailer, and power generator, Genesis Energy, has completed a large-scale migration of its IT infrastructure to Spark’s Revera cloud platform and is now running its business from the cloud.

    29 March 17 13:58 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Huawei founder and CEO pledges increased investment in NZ

    The founder and CEO of Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, has met with prime minister Bill English promising to make investments in New Zealand that will cover local procurement, R&D, and cloud computing infrastructure.

    23 March 17 10:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • HPE’s ‘The Machine’: Is this the future of computing?

    Meet Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s vision of the future of computing. It’s called simply ‘The Machine’. It’s a radical departure from today’s computer architecture that is being developed HPE’s R&D arm, Hewlett Packard Labs, to deal with the conflicting trajectories of computing hardware and software.

    15 Aug. 16 11:02 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Gartner tips small growth in NZ IT spending

    Gartner has issued its latest quarterly global IT spending forecast showing a modest 1.90 per cent forecast NZ growth for 2016 over 2105. However when reported in $US there was a slight downturn.

    08 July 16 10:10 Written by Stuart Corner
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