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  • Inside IBM Q System One: an archetype for the quantum computing frontier?

    Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, IBM Quantum displayed a replica of its first "commercial" quantum computer - Q System One. Following years of painstaking attention from a team of engineers and designers, the technology giant has created what it hopes will be an archetype for the next mode of computing.

    17 Jan. 19 01:37 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
  • New HPC facility launched at NZ’s NIWA

    Research, science and innovation minister Dr Megan Woods has officially opened New Zealand’s High Performance Computing Facility at NIWA’s campus in Wellington, 17 months after the government announced plans to invest in the facility.

    08 Nov. 18 09:35 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Tech companies to attend White House quantum computing meeting

    The White House will host a meeting focused on U.S. government efforts to boost quantum information science, with administration officials, leading companies including Alphabet Inc, IBM, JPMorgan Chase and academic experts taking part.

    24 Sept. 18 14:08 Written by Reuters
  • 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
  • NZ exascale computing company Nyriad forges partnerships

    New Zealand supercomputing company Nyriad has announced, at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2018) in San Jose, a partnership with ThinkParQ to develop a certification programme for high performance, resilient storage systems that combine ThinkParQ’s BeeGFS file system with NSULATE, Nyriad’s system for GPU-accelerated storage-processing.

    03 April 18 16:58 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The future of server virtualisation

    Server virtualisation has changed. It has rapidly evolved and is now a mature market.

    22 Feb. 18 10:56 Written by Michael Warrilow, research vice president at Gartner
  • 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
  • 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
  • AWS scores whole of NZ Government cloud services supply deal

    ​Amazon Web Services (AWS) has scored a whole-of-government agreement, through the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), to help New Zealand Government agencies accelerate the adoption of public cloud services.

    31 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • James Pascoe switches SAP support to Rimini Street

    ​New Zealand retailer James Pascoe Group has switched to Rimini Street support for SAP ERP applications used by its eight retail brands in New Zealand and Australia.

    10 May 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Flight Centre NZ deploys hyperconverged infrastructure

    Flight Centre New Zealand has implemented the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform hyperconverged infrastructure to help its travel consultants better serve New Zealand residents travelling abroad.

    20 Oct. 16 08:53 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Massey University goes hyperconverged

    After initially experimenting with hyperconverged infrastructure for a small project New Zealand’s Massey University is now deploying Nutanix equipment to handle its mission-critical student management system. The university says it is planning further deployment of the technology.

    21 Sept. 16 10:10 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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