Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • Gen 6 performance unleashes the all-flash data centre

    Business leaders are embracing digital transformation as a critical factor for success and they expect IT to help them innovate faster, increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage. But this is putting new pressures on IT organisations and pushing mission critical storage environments to the limit.

    21 March 17 12:21 Written by Phillip Coates, Brocade
  • ATO prepares to roll out new SAN

    The Australian Taxation Office is preparing to progressively install a new storage-area network to replace the HP Enterprise SAN blamed for major outages of ATO services in December and February.

    15 March 17 13:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra invests in SD-WAN vendor

    Telstra has established what it has described as a strategic partnership with US SD-WAN company VeloCloud Networks, with the telco’s VC arm, Telstra Ventures, participating in its latest funding round.

    06 March 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Qantas to add agility to legacy IT with APIs

    Qantas is working on placing API layers in front of its legacy IT systems as part of a wide-ranging digital transformation program Australia’s largest airline has undertaken over the last two years.

    01 March 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NextDC revenue climbs in first half

    Data centre provider NextDC enjoyed revenue growth of 39 per cent for the six months ending 31 December.

    24 Feb. 17 15:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Salmat continues cloud journey with Chromebook rollout

    ASX-listed marketing services provider Salmat is moving closer to an all-cloud environment, rolling out Chromebooks to a range of its staff — part of a move led by chief technology officer Dave Glover to largely ditch on-premise software in favour of cloud-based solutions.

    22 Feb. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • IBM joins government’s secure cloud list

    The Bluemix platform as a service offering from IBM have been added to the government’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL), which is maintained by the Australian Signals Directorate.

    21 Feb. 17 18:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government IT projects to face scrutiny

    The federal government has commissioned a review of all its major technology projects. The review will cover all active projects over $10 million and those that “engage a large number of Australians” being conducted by non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

    17 Feb. 17 11:22 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO hits back over claim tax time under threat from IT failures

    Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan has condemned as “without foundation” a report that tax return lodgement and processing for FY17 could be delayed due to the Australian Taxation Office’s recent IT outages.

    08 Feb. 17 12:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO restores most services

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says that most of its core services are back online after an outage last week.

    06 Feb. 17 09:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Inabox picks up Hostworks

    Inabox has acquired cloud services and hosting provider Hostworks for $7 million, the company announced today.

    03 Feb. 17 16:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO tech woes continue

    Australian Taxation Office assistant commissioner Colin Walker has warned tax professionals that the ATO’s tech woes are set to continue.

    03 Feb. 17 11:11 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Tassal makes leap with salmon farm IoT project

    The cool, salty waters off Tasmania’s south-east coast offer the perfect conditions for farming fish. And some of the toughest in which to set up an IoT network.

    03 Feb. 17 08:30 Written by George Nott
  • Inside Xero’s mammoth cloud migration

    When Xero announced in November that it had completed its shift to a public cloud platform, the accounting software-as-a-service provider claimed that it was one of the largest migrations of its kind to be attempted in Australia and New Zealand.

    03 Feb. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO services go down again

    The Australian Taxation Office has suffered another unplanned outage of key online services.

    02 Feb. 17 12:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
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