Cloud + virtualisation > Compliance/governance

Continuous oversight key to managing cloud risks

20 May, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

IT governance industry association ISACA has published a white paper outlining best-practice recommendations for achieving continuous cloud oversight.

Microsoft launches Azure Cloud region in Canberra

03 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has launched a new Azure Cloud region in Canberra for government services, and received ASD certification to handle protected data.

Tax Practitioners Board issues cloud services guidance

30 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Tax Practitioners Board has informed tax practitioners of their professional obligations covering the use of cloud computing, including seeking permission from each client to share their data with a cloud provider.

Australia lagging behind in cloud policies

26 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's position on the BSA's rankings of major IT economies for cloud readiness fell to sixth in 2016, from second in 2013, suggesting that policies are not keeping up with cloud innovation.

Victorian govt's ICT strategy emphasises cloud, mobility, access

20 May, 2014

The Victorian Coalition government has released its ICT strategy for the next two years, which focuses on cloud, mobility and community access.

Spatial data revolution is coming

13 May, 2014

Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has appointed a world-renowned scientist to drive a spatial revolution in the business and government domains.

Ninefold congratulates GovHack 2012 winners

08 June, 2012

Ninefold has congratulated all winners and participants of the largest GovHack 2012 competition yet in Australia, particularly the 10 of 22 winners using Ninefold virtual machines. GovHack is a not-for-profit event that brings government, industry, academic and civil society together to create new mashups, data visualisations and apps from government data sets.

Agent-based backup not suitable for virtual environments

29 August, 2009 by Alex Barrett

According to Vmware fans, agent-based backup tools aren't able to sufficiently handle virtual environments. Some have reported success using snapshots, instead.

Automate Hyper-V with VBScript or Powershell

26 June, 2009 by Rick Vanover

Hyper-V can be managed via its included scripting capabilities. This tip explains how to automate and configure your virtual environments using Powershell or VBScript.

How to back up VMs with the VMware vStorage API for Data Protection

24 June, 2009 by Lauren Whitehouse

VMware's vStorage API for Data Protection can help you back up your precious virtual machines. This guide explains how.

Small blades fail virtualisation project

18 June, 2009 by Angus Kidman

While undertaking a consolidation project, financial services company Veda Advantage found that blade servers could not provide the security levels that policy demanded.

Data protection on VMware virtual machines

15 May, 2009 by Jeff Boles

Learn about the difficulties inherent in protecting data stored on virtual machines, in this article from analyst Jeff Boles.

HP and Hitachi release virtualisation tools

14 May, 2009 by Simon Sharwood and Ashley Dean

New tools from Hitachi and HP look to ease the management and use of virtualisation technologies.

Top ten tools for managing virtual environments

25 March, 2009 by Rick Vanover

We walk you through the ten most promising tools for managing virtual environments.

Disaster recovery in virtual environments will be costly

10 March, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

If you want continuous availability in virtual environments, you'll likely have to buy almost all of your chosen vendor's product range.

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