Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • Dell EMC unveils ‘AI Experience Zone’ in Sydney

    Sydney is the home to one of five Dell EMC AI Experience Zones which are intended to smooth the path to adopting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for businesses across the Asia Pacific.

    21 May 19 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • SKA team completes design for world’s most powerful supercomputer

    Australia’s CSIRO, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are part of an international consortium that has completed a five-year effort to design supercomputing infrastructure that will help process the masses of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

    13 May 19 12:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How does OpenStack fit in to a newly independent SUSE?

    Some of the most prominent messaging that emerged from the recent SUSEcon event, held in Nashville last month, was that it was now the world's largest, independent open source company (particularly in wake of the Red Hat-IBM deal). But what does this spell for its relationship with OpenStack?

    07 May 19 16:00 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Blizzard reduces Overwatch VM footprint by 40% with OpenStack Senlin

    Blizzard Entertainment has turned to OpenStack's Senlin clustering service to help with autoscaling infrastructure for its massively popular first-person shooter Overwatch, accounting for a 40 percent reduction in its virtual machine (VM) usage as a result.

    03 May 19 03:21 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • How the Bank of England is modernising its systems for the future

    The Bank of England is looking to modernise its technology platform to open up its payments infrastructure to smaller fintech players, better manage the proliferation of data, and leverage advanced automation and AI techniques.

    02 May 19 00:08 Written by By Scott Carey
  • Why one university CIDO aligned with Splunk

    As a research-intensive Russell Group university with around 22,000 students and 4,500 staff, the University of Exeter collects a lot of valuable information.

    01 May 19 06:00 Written by By Tom Macaulay
  • Business leaders don’t care about the cost of downtime

    Infrastructure and operations leaders (I&O) leaders are often on a misguided mission to find mythical “cost of downtime” numbers to build justifications for project investments in availability and recovery capabilities.

    29 April 19 10:40 Written by David Gregory, senior director analyst at Gartner
  • How Monzo built a bank with open infrastructure

    When UK challenger bank Monzo began building its platform, the team decided it would get running with container orchestration platform Kubernetes "the hard way". The result is that the team now has visibility into outages or other problems, and Miles Bryant, platform engineer at Monzo, shared some observations at the bank at the recent Open Infrastructure Day event in London.

    15 April 19 22:54 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • What customers need to know about Chef's 100% open source commitment

    Software automation specialist Chef is committing 100 percent of its technology to open source, and is changing the way it goes to market in a bid to focus on large enterprise customers. Here's what customers need to know about the changes.

    04 April 19 01:33 Written by By Scott Carey
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conde Nast embraces chaos engineering with PagerDuty to protect against outages

    Until recently, the 100-year-old publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair, Conde Nast, had offices in each country acting as independent business units with differing processes and workflows. But a transformation drive under the new umbrella of Conde Nast International, which looks after the offices outside of North America, saw the business turn to incident response and visibility organisation PagerDuty to help protect against costly outages.

    19 Dec. 18 01:08 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • 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
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