Data Centre News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Microsoft adds depth to cloud security with ‘confidential computing’

    The growth of “confidential computing” approaches will help clear away any “last mile barriers” for enterprises that are concerned about processing highly sensitive data in the cloud, Microsoft Azure chief technology officer Mark Russinovich believes.

    04 April 18 11:14 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Dell Boomi rides the IPaaS wave

    Dell Boomi, Dell’s integration platform as a service offering, is claiming triple digit growth in the Asia Pacific and Japan region on the back of what it says is a growth in hybrid cloud environments requiring organisations to integrate cloud based and on-premises applications.

    08 Feb. 18 08:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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