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IBM to launch first Australian SoftLayer DC in Sept

26 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

IBM will switch on its first Australian SoftLayer data centre in Melbourne next month as part of its US$1.2 billion ($1.29 billion) investment in its global cloud services capacity.

Veda hands IBM a five-year outsourcing deal

20 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian credit-reporting company Veda has awarded IBM a five-year outsourcing contract in anticipation of the new computing power required to respond to new industry regulations.

Is HP's Helion the missing link in cloud evolution?

03 July, 2014

Technology powerhouse Hewlett-Packard has revealed its plans for the groundbreaking Helion portfolio with the announcement of US$1bn investment in Cloud Computing.

Australian cloud IaaS market booming

18 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than half of Australian organisations with more than 20 employees have adopted public cloud IaaS for at least part of their IT infrastructure, research from Telsyte shows.

More of SAP landscape shifting to the cloud

18 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Large enterprises plan to move nearly half of their SAP on-premise environment to the cloud within the next two years, creating a $41.5bn market segment, a survey indicates.

Govt wants to help small businesses adopt cloud

21 May, 2014

The federal government has released a series of guides that it hopes will inspire small businesses adopt and use cloud computing services.

Continuous cloud infrastructure, delivering services faster and continuously

13 May, 2014

This paper looks at continuous cloud infrastructure and examines the technologies involved, the business benefits, case studies and economic results.

Cloud: more than a zero-sum gain?

07 May, 2014 by Lawrence Garvin, Head Geek, SolarWinds

The cloud is sometimes touted as a money-saver, or at least a way to make management of expenditure easier - by turning CAPEX into OPEX. But there are hidden costs (like bandwidth) that should be taken into account when planning a cloud deployment.

Govt should adopt cloud, digital-first policies: report

07 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Commission of Audit's phase one report argues that the government should have a digital-first policy for all interactions with government, and a cloud-first policy for ICT service procurement.

IBM spending $1.4bn to expand cloud reach

21 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

IBM has revealed plans to open 15 new data centres this year, and to make recent acquisition SoftLayer the foundation of its global cloud portfolio.

IT buyers to go "cloud first" in 2014

12 December, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Fronde CTO James Valentine believes 2014 will be a turning point for cloud adoption.

What is the reality of cloud?

06 November, 2013 by Andrew Collins

The cloud is probably the most hyped concept in IT right now, and also the one greeted with the most cynicism by wary IT pros. We spoke to three IT leaders to get their honest thoughts on three aspects of the cloud: the OPEX/CAPEX argument, end-user adoption of cloud tools and potential government surveillance of cloud data.

Top five barriers for system integrators to adopt cloud

21 October, 2013 by Andrew Tucker*

System integrators face different barriers to most organisations when it comes to the cloud. What are some of these barriers and what can be done to overcome them?

Cloud collabs: rival vendors looking chummy for now

18 September, 2013 by Melissa Chua

Traditional bitter rivals in the IT vendor space appear to be putting their differences aside and forming partnerships with one another in a bid to expand their cloud footprints.

Hybrid cloud the most efficient cloud model

28 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Hybrid deployments represent the most efficient way to make use of cloud resources, according to University of Sydney researchers.

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