Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • 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
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