Stories by Stuart Corner

Acquisition gives HPE access to Nimble’s secret analytics sauce

​Solid state storage manufacturer Nimble Storage, which is being acquired by HPE, is nominally, a storage manufacturer. However, its key differentiator, its ‘secret sauce’ according to the head of Nimble Storage Australia is its data analytics capabilities, which have applications wider than storage support.

GitHub ramps up ANZ and ASEAN focus

GitHub, the global service that provides Git-based online source code repositories accessible by multiple developers, announced its regional presence for ASEAN and ANZ, co-incident with the global launch of a software-as-a-service version of its enterprise product.

Optus launches commercial 4.5G service, trials pre-5G technology

Optus has announced the upgrade of its mobile network to the LTE-Advanced Pro standard (aka 4.5G) in the area around its headquarters in Macquarie Park, Sydney, saying the technology will be rolled out to provide 70 per cent coverage in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide over the next 12 months.

From submarine searching to subsea cable surveys

RV Geo Resolution, a hydrographic survey vessel owned by Hong Kong base EGS Survey, will leave Sydney’s Glebe Island wharf in the next few days to commence surveying the seabed between Australia and the US in search of the optimal route for Southern Cross Cable’s new submarine cable, Next.

DNS: The ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of the Internet

Arbor Networks has released its twelfth annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), singling out the Domain Name System (DNS) as one of the Internet services most targeted by DDoS attacks and saying it remains the Achilles Heel of global Internet infrastructure.

Your phone: Smarter in 2017, says Deloitte

Deloitte, in its annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions, is tipping smartphones to get on-board machine learning capability in 2017. Other predictions include a sharp increase in the size and frequency of DDoS attacks and rapid growth in IT-as-a-service.

Southern Cross deploys SDN to serve Pacific Islands

Southern Cross Cable Network has introduced new service offerings based on software-defined networking (SDN supported by a platform from incumbent supplier Ciena that it says will make life easier for smaller operators and the Pacific Islands.

Juniper envisages self-driving networks

Kireeti Kompella, CTO of Juniper Networks’ Development and Innovation team, is pursuing a grand vision: To develop a network that is fully autonomous, that is able to monitor itself and configure itself to the demands of the applications it exists to serve, with no human intervention.

No such thing as safe browsing

Internet security technology company, Menlo Security, says its global web survey has shown that almost half of the 1 million most popular web site, as rated by Alexa, present some security risk either directly or via some 25 million background sites used for ad serving and other purposes.