Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vodafone NZ to deploy narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) network

    Vodafone NZ has announced plans to upgrade its mobile network to support NB-IoT, a recently standardised variant of cellular technology designed to enable mobile networks to support IoT applications.

    04 July 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Fixed broadband: “Nothing more than backhaul” for consumers and SMEs, says Spark CEO

    Spark held an investor update today 30 June, bombarding shareholders with around 120 slides detailing the market forces and trends underpinning its thinking for the next phase of transformation, its game-plans for competing, its approach to network investment and the impact of these on its longer-term financial and organisational aspirations.

    03 July 17 10:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Eden Park to get 100 Samsung screens under five-year partnership

    Samsung New Zealand has become the official consumer electronics partner for Eden Park stadium under a five-year agreement and will, initially, provide more than 100 screens of LED signage in the East and West stands.

    28 June 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
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