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Infrastructure as a service helps Village Roadshow cope with data growth

13 December, 2011

Village Roadshow has moved to the cloud with an IaaS model to cope with its massive data growth.

Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 for Windows Server failover

12 December, 2011

Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 for Windows is designed to help organisations rapidly failover Windows Server applications.

CA Cloud 360 helps cloud service migration

08 December, 2011

Cloud 360 provides enterprises with a prescriptive approach to validate and select which applications and business services are best suited to private, public and hybrid clouds or traditional models.

Voice+Data wins Cover of the Year award

07 December, 2011

Voice+Data last month earned the award of Cover of the Year for B2B magazines, at the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards. The magazine won the award for the ‘My Dog is a Cloud’ illustration, featured on the cover of the May 2011 issue.

OzHub to raise cloud profile in Australia

14 November, 2011 by Merri Mack

Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr recently launched OzHub, a cloud initiative with the aim of building “Australian consumer and business confidence in cloud computing”. Merri Mack takes a closer look at OzHub and its potential impact on cloud computing in Australia.

Getting a grip

04 November, 2011 by Merri Mack

In his eleven years at TechnologyOne, IT Manager Andrew Bauer has seen the IT team grow from just two members to a team that supports the company’s current staff of 850 people. Merri Mack talks to Bauer about the challenges of getting a hold of something relatively intangible - such as the cloud - and using it to create real-world benefits for the business.

Aussie cloud services revenues to quadruple by 2015

21 September, 2011

Increased interest in the cloud across all sizes of business will continue to fuel the cloud computing service market in Australia, with revenues in Australia set to quadruple by 2015.

Small business latches onto cloud computing

19 September, 2011 by Merri Mack

Cloud computing is offering small business the applications and IT concepts that were previously exclusive to large enterprises, like disaster recovery and data resiliency. Merri Mack reports on this flattening of IT.

The telco cloud invasion

07 September, 2011 by Andrew Collins

Australian telcos have begun ramping up their cloud service offerings in earnest, as part of a larger war effort to sequester a piece of the cloud services pie for themselves. So what does this mean for IT departments looking at adopting cloud solutions? Andrew Collins finds out.

Adopting the cloud without compromising security

07 September, 2011

The cloud promises many advantages - dynamic allocation of resources, CAPEX-based pricing and so on. But so far, there are no widely accepted standards for security in a cloud environment, leading some organisations to be wary of the technology. Patrick Eijkenboom, Principal Consultant at NetIQ, discusses best practices for security when adopting cloud computing.

Thinkpiece: Do we really need ‘the cloud’?

02 September, 2011 by Andrew Collins

Nowadays, ‘the cloud’ is a term that’s widely misused. It’s a broad, abstract concept that is frequently applied to many technologies, as though they were the same thing, despite each being radically different from the other. This leads to great confusion and frustration among users, who are growing increasingly cynical of the real value of cloud computing. This begs the question: do we really need the concept of ‘the cloud’?

Big data and cloud computing skills shortages

29 July, 2011 by Merri Mack

With the rapid explosion of data volumes occuring around the globe, the IT industry is scrambling for qualified workers to handle the challenges that arise. Merri Mack takes a look at the cloud and ‘big data’ storage certification programs that vendors and universities have to offer.

EMC VPLEX Geo virtual storage technology

20 June, 2011 by

VPLEX virtual storage technology federates data located on multiple storage systems - EMC and non-EMC - allowing the storage resources in multiple data centres to be pooled together and accessed anywhere. When combined with virtual servers, it is a critical enabler of private and hybrid cloud computing and the delivery of IT as a flexible, efficient and resilient service.

Australia the biggest adopter of cloud computing in Asia-Pacific

26 May, 2011

Australia is the lead adopter of cloud computing in the Asia-Pacific region, with almost half using cloud computing, according to a new research paper from Frost & Sullivan. The company predicts that cloud-related spending will continue to increase.

Cloud computing infrastructure for small business

24 May, 2011 by Bennett Oprysa*

Small businesses sometimes have difficulty building in-house IT infrastructure to match their business requirements, for a variety of reasons, including budget and a lack of IT expertise. Cloud computing presents an alternative to in-house solutions, offering the expertise of a company that specialises in a particular application, plus an on-demand payment model. *Bennett Oprysa, CEO of Bucan Holdings, explains how cloud computing works and the benefits it can bring.

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