Data Centre News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • Four common misconceptions about data in the Public Cloud

    Microsoft may host the infrastructure for Office 365, but the ownership of your data in the cloud, its access, recoverability and transfer is your company’s obligation, not Microsoft’s.

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