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Aussie edge data centre provider receives $20m in funding
Leading Edge Data Centres has received a $20 million cash injection from Washington H. Soul Pattinson which will be used to fund growth of its regional data centre network in Australia.
FireEye unveils Cloudvisory: A multicloud security control centre
FireEye has announced the availability of FireEye Cloudvisory - a control centre for cloud security management across any private, public or hybrid security environment.
Tackling internal perceptions that SLAs aren’t performing
Not all organisations have realised the maturity to recognise when the performance claims of public cloud don’t stack up.
Quest Software launches NetVault, its newest backup solution
The service helps simplify data protection and recovery strategies across cloud environments and workloads with a new Rest API interface, and support for Office 365 Teams, according to Quest.
Splunk Cloud comes to Google Cloud as two companies team up
The two companies intend to tightly integrate Splunk Cloud across Google Cloud, including plans to roll out new native integrations with Google Cloud Security Command Centre, Anthos and Google Cloud's operations suite.
Microsoft unveils preview of its Azure VMware Solution
The solution, which allows VMware workloads to run on Azure natively, was initially announced in April 2019.
IDC: Global IT spending to decline 5% worldwide
"Where there is growth, most of it is in the cloud" as infrastructure spending manages to rise among a sinking market.
Tencent cloud and SDMC enter strategic partnership for cloud-based video
Tencent Cloud has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SDMC, a specialist in digital TV, to expand their footprint in the cloud-based video streaming market on a global scale.
Cloud wins big in Q1 2020 as remote work drives record demand
Research released today by Canalys reveals cloud infrastructure services spending grew 34% in Q1 2020, hitting US$31 billion in the quarter.
Four game publishers exit NVIDIA's GeForce NOW
While NVIDIA didn’t explicitly explain why the publishers will be pulling their games from the service, the company hopes the publishers will return ‘in the future’.
Alkira emerges from 'stealth mode' to unveil first cloud offering
With a US$30 million funding raise under its belt, cloud-native company Alkira has emerged from ‘stealth mode’ to unveil its first multi-cloud offering to customers.
OpenText drops latest release of Cloud Editions, complete with DX features
“OpenText Cloud Editions (CE), OpenText OT2 Applications, and our new Business Network are designed to help customers manage and transition to new priorities."
Nintex launches major updates, brings RPA bots to more businesses
Nintex has launched major updates to its Nintex Workflow Cloud, including robotic process automation (RPA) bots and improved workflow tools.
Trend Micro reveals misconfigurations are No. 1 cause of cloud security issues
The company says it identifies 230 million misconfigurations on average each day – proof, it says, that this risk is prevalent and widespread.
Koch Industries finalises Infor acquisition, commences 'new era of growth'
The acquisition will see Infor's product design and technology, 68,000 customers and 17,000 global employees under Koch Industries’ leadership.
Govt adds Unisys cloud framework to Marketplace
Unisys was accepted to join NZ Government’s online market to make it easier for agencies to access CloudForte framework.
Equinix & Oracle support global supply chain firm Fung Group
The deployment aims to digitize Fung Group’s supply chain ecosystem through a new on-premise and multicloud connectivity solution, also dubbed a cloud adjacent architecture.
China's cloud companies support fight against COVID-19
Canalys states that all three cloud companies have responded quickly to COVID-19, providing governments, businesses, research institutions and students access to services such as on-demand compute and artificial intelligence.
Corporate Australia must invest in smart technology now
Smart technology is playing a critical role in the business community's response to adjusting to new social and industry norms.
BlackLine receives high praise from Gartner and customers
“From our view, it is extremely gratifying to see that so many of our valued customers are benefiting from the collaborative accounting experience we provide and have true ROI to show after using BlackLine to modernise their finance and accounting organisations.”
Cyber threats, rising costs, cloud integration - Dell reveals data trends
Results from Dell's Global Data Protection Index indicate the advances in data technologies, while potentially lucrative, also present significant issues for organisations.
Zerto eyes growing A/NZ market presence in 2020
Zerto is continuing to build out its presence in the A/NZ channel, signing on 17 new partners in the region in 2019 and bringing its total partner count in A/NZ to 209.
Digital transformation halted by lack of skills, money and partner support
Despite a desire to engage in digital transformation, Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and BT research finds that lack of skills and resources, as well as support from partners, is slowing down these plans.
Data center construction looks towards liquid cooling power
Key trends in data center construction include efforts to reduce power consumption and carbon emissions, improve operations, and the deployment of liquid cooling to support AI and big data analytics.