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Managed services integral to firms' move to cloud, report suggests
New skill sets will be required for architecture applications such as optimised workload migration, integration, and operations. This is where managed and professional services will fill the gaps.
LIC utilises AWS to advance NZ's smart farming solutions
LIC, one of the oldest farming cooperatives in New Zealand, states it’s taking advantage of emerging technologies to enable better digital systems for New Zealand farmers that will help them drive the next wave of productivity gains.
Business looks to expand mainframe capabilities in AI, Blockchain
"The latest generation of mainframe technology will now run the same cutting-edge applications and services as cloud infrastructure."
Enterprise cloud complexity making IT performance 'extremely' difficult to manage
Digital transformation, migration to the enterprise cloud and increasing customer demands have tech leaders looking to AI for the answer
Voyager responds to rising bandwidth usage with 100 Gbit upgrade
Voyager Internet, the New Zealand ISP, has announced the completion of its 100 Gigabit upgrade of its core data network. According to the company, Voyager carried out the upgrade in response to rising bandwidth usage across the country.
20 by 2020: Oracle Cloud's ambitious global expansion
Oracle has bold plans to launch 20 new cloud regions by 2020, equating to one region every 33 days for the next 15 months.
Rackspace welcomes two new senior Asia Pacific execs
Sean Girvin succeeds Darryn McCoskery as managing director of Rackspace Australia and New Zealand; and Sandeep Bhargava steps into a newly created role as managing director of Asia-Pacific Japan.
Google rolls out new Anthos capabilities for cloud
Anthos now features Service Mesh that connects, manages, and secures microservices; as well as Cloud Run for Anthos, which enables organisations to run stateless workloads on a fully-managed Anthos environment.
IBM launches data privacy platform for hybrid multicloud environments
The IBM z15 will enable customers to manage who can access data via policy-based controls such as encryption, cloud-native deployment, instant recovery, and data-centric privacy controls.
Cloud-based data warehousing at the heart of today’s enterprise - Snowflake
Becoming a data-centric organisation has become an aspiration and a goal for thousands of Australian enterprises.
‘Rotation Champions’ heralding the way for the future of business in China
“Chinese companies have demonstrated great determination to digitise their organisations against the current complex business environment. But to stay ahead of the competition, business leaders need to achieve disruptive growth and reinvent businesses and ecosystems.”
Businesses must start planning for the cloud-native age – New Relic
DevOps creates automation between software development and IT/operations; enabling tech teams to build, test, and distribute software quickly and more reliably.
AU firms can't provide uninterrupted access to data & services
80% of local organisations admit that they’re unable to meet demands – leading to more than $16.4 million in losses every year.
VMware's open pledge to help partners and customers make their mark
Technology is neither good nor bad, but it’s often how we shape it. Will technology shape the world we want to live in? Or will it create a world we’re afraid to live in?
New VP for Rubrik Asia Pacific & Japan
“Kamal has successfully led some of the most disruptive technology companies across Asia Pacific and we’re excited to have him join Rubrik."
NetFoundry and Technilium partner up to offer comms services to A/NZ
Together the companies will offer secure, on-demand, software defined cloud-native connectivity services to businesses. According to the companies, A/NZ businesses can utilise the solution to ‘embrace, migrate and execute’ cloud solutions.
Kenyan ICT provider first in Africa to embrace Open Compute Project
Atlancis Technologies will use OCP for its industry cloud platforms, known as Servannah.
VMware launches software-defined networking and security stack built for multi-cloud
VMware networking and security portfolio delivers more automation, compliance, visibility, and scale across the data centre, cloud, branch and edge.
Surge in uptake of VMware on AWS, survey reports
Enterprises are expressing growing interest in cloud platforms such as VMware Cloud on AWS, according to managed service provider Faction.
Splunk hands over $1.5b to acquire cloud monitoring firm
Splunk has put US$1.05 billion on the table to acquire SignalFx, a SaaS specialist in real time monitoring and metrics for cloud infrastructure.
Spark lifts earnings on the back of mobile, wireless, cloud services
The telco's continued improved performance was founded on a clear strategy with strong execution and greater customer focus.
Catalyst Cloud becomes NZ's first Kubernetes Certified Service Provider
“Given our mission to foster a strong cloud native New Zealand we are delighted to have received this additional recognition of our leadership in helping organisations adopt true cloud computing.”
Ping Identity appoints A/NZ & Japan country manager
Melbourne-based Ashley Diffey will be responsible for boosting sales, as well as customer support and services to drive demand in the region.
Microsoft to partners - 6 business opportunities in 2019
We sit down with Microsoft and work through the best opportunities for partners