Data Centre News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • AWS offers to put its infrastructure in your data centre

    Amazon Web Services has launched a private preview of ‘AWS Outposts’: A new offering that involves the deployment of AWS-designed hardware within a customer’s own data centre.

    29 Nov. 18 14:16 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 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
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