Cloud + virtualisation

Blue Coat Assessment Service

03 August, 2010

The Assessment Service cloud-based reporting and analytical service enables Blue Coat channel partners to remotely conduct an extensive analysis of an enterprise network.


VMware vSphere 4.1 virtualisation platform

03 August, 2010

The VMware vSphere 4.1 virtualisation platform enables enterprises and service providers to lay the foundation for cloud computing by aggregating a pool of computing resources that can be accessed on-demand while enabling policy-based automation and management.


NEC's cloud computing gets a tick from Aged Care industry

28 July, 2010

NEC Australia has formed an exclusive ICT partnership with Australia’s two aged care peak bodies - Aged Care Association Australia (ACAA) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) - to advance the use of cloud computing in the aged care industry.


VMware Go web-based service

26 July, 2010

The VMware Go web-based service, developed in partnership with Shavlik, assists small and medium businesses (SMBs) to virtualise their applications by automating the installation and configuration of the company’s ESXi hypervisor.


AMP selects CSC's cloud services

26 July, 2010

AMP, one of Australia’s leading wealth management companies, has selected one of CSC’s growing number of cloud computing services after an extensive evaluation.


CIO implements cloud-based applications

07 July, 2010 by Merri Mack

Having been CIO of South East Water in Victoria for six years has not diminished Marcus Darbyshire’s excitement for the job. In fact, he says he has the best job in the company. How many people can say that and actually mean it? Voice&Data’s Merri Mack finds out why.


Salesforce Chatter Cloud 2 enterprise social collaboration app

02 July, 2010

Salesforce Chatter is a Cloud 2 enterprise social collaboration application that is social, mobile and real time, and allows employees to collaborate across their company using social features like profiles, status updates and real-time feeds.


NetApp ApplianceWatch PRO 2.1 cloud computing accelerator

11 June, 2010

NetApp’s integration with Microsoft technology is claimed to streamline data centre management and accelerate cloud computing. Customers can use familiar Microsoft management tools to monitor and manage their virtual environments that include NetApp storage and build internal and public clouds.


Server virtualisation results in a more complex network

11 June, 2010 by Aaron Condon*

Server virtualisation and blade servers may be driving data centre consolidation and changing the way networks are built; they tend to result in more complex network designs. While these technologies are delivering impressive efficiencies on the server side, their impact on rising numbers of network tiers in the data centre is significant.


Citrix Cloud Solutions and XenServer 5.6

09 June, 2010

Cloud Solutions allows cloud providers to create services addressing individual business needs. Also announced is XenServer 5.6 to give enhanced virtualisation management capabilities for all elements of server virtualisation. As well, a virtualised delivery infrastructure for Microsoft 2010 applications and NetScaler 90-day Burst Pack licences have been announced.


NetSuite Manufacturing Edition SaaS solution

09 June, 2010

Manufacturing Edition is aimed at mid-market and fast-growing manufacturers, enabling them to manage all front- and back-office operations in a single, fully integrated SaaS solution.


Hewlett-Packard Cloud Service Automation

18 May, 2010

Hewlett-Packard Cloud Service Automation (CSA) users can optimise the deployment of applications into public and private cloud to improve efficiency, free up resources and lower the risks associated with the adoption and management of the cloud.


Is outsourcing your security the best option?

18 May, 2010 by Andrew Collins*

Andrew Collins takes a quick look at the pros and cons of cloud-based hosted security solutions.


Onyx-2122 slim medical panel PC

13 May, 2010

The Onyx-2122 slim medical panel PC, with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, can simultaneously execute two computing tasks delivering performance improvement when compared to systems running traditional single-core processors.


Amazon Web Service's first Asia Pacific region platform launched

13 May, 2010

Amazon Web Service has announced the launch of its first Asia Pacific region platform. Asia Pacific-based businesses or global businesses with customers based in Asia can now leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. The first AWS Asia Pacific Region (located in Singapore) is now open and any business or software developer can sign up.


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