Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • In pictures: 'Digital now, digital savvy' breakfast forum in Wellington

    Technology and digital leaders share ‘real-world’ stories of how organisations - already on the digital transformation path - can continue to realign IT to engage, compete and grow. The breakfast forum in Wellington featured presentations by NZQA CIO Lukasz Zawilski on ‘NZQA’s digital transformation: getting the culture right, challenging the norm'; Stats NZ chief digital officer Chris Buxton on ‘what digital first means for today’s business leaders’; and Zoho president Raj Sabhlok on ‘IT in the cloud era’. Vince Warnock, digital marketing manager at Cigna and Wayne Loke, senior manager for strategy, planning and performance at Stats NZ, joined the group for a panel discussion on steps organisations are taking to thrive in the digital era. ​The CIO and Computerworld New Zealand event, in partnership with Zoho, was also held in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne.

    02 Oct. 18 06:30 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
  • 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
  • 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 Just Eat runs devops at scale

    UK-based food delivery company Just Eat runs a hugely complex devops culture across 35 software development teams in five geographies, working together to maintain 450 microservices.

    04 July 18 08:41 Written by Scott Carey
  • 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
  • Di Data NZ partners with Chef to streamline hybrid clouds

    Dimension Data New Zealand has partnered with Chef, the company behind a configuration management software tool of the same name, to provide its clients with what it says will be continuous automation enabling them to achieve speed, scale, consistency and compliance of their hybrid IT environments.

    07 June 18 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • How Alaska Airlines got to grips with Chef Habitat

    Alaska Airlines is one of the first enterprise customers to run Chef's new app automation product Habitat. During Chef Conf this week they explained how they got up and running with the product, and some key lessons learned for anyone looking to shift their applications onto Habitat.

    29 May 18 08:45 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
  • Chef shifts towards app automation with 2.0 release

    Automation specialist Chef has signalled that it is shifting focus from infrastructure automation to application automation. The difference is subtle, but important to the vendor.

    24 May 18 09:13 Written by Scott Carey
  • Chipmakers back Openstack-linked Kata containers project

    In 2017, the Openstack Foundation said it would create a new type of container. Now, Kata 1.0 is out, backed by 40-plus partners and support from chip industry heavy hitters: Intel, ARM, and AMD.

    23 May 18 09:26 Written by Tamlin Magee
  • 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
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