IT governance industry association ISACA has published a white paper outlining best-practice recommendations for achieving continuous cloud oversight.
Microsoft has launched a new Azure Cloud region in Canberra for government services, and received ASD certification to handle protected data.
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'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.
The Victorian Coalition government has released its ICT strategy for the next two years, which focuses on cloud, mobility and community access.
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 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.
According to Vmware fans, agent-based backup tools aren't able to sufficiently handle virtual environments. Some have reported success using snapshots, instead.
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.
VMware's vStorage API for Data Protection can help you back up your precious virtual machines. This guide explains how.
While undertaking a consolidation project, financial services company Veda Advantage found that blade servers could not provide the security levels that policy demanded.
Learn about the difficulties inherent in protecting data stored on virtual machines, in this article from analyst Jeff Boles.
New tools from Hitachi and HP look to ease the management and use of virtualisation technologies.
We walk you through the ten most promising tools for managing virtual environments.
If you want continuous availability in virtual environments, you'll likely have to buy almost all of your chosen vendor's product range.