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.
NetSuite SuiteFlow graphical workflow management software allows users of cloud computing business suites the ability to develop, automate and streamline complex business processes.
Sydney-based Fresh Produce Group (FPG) replaced multiple software systems, including a DOS-based financial system which was actively used by only a handful of accounting staff, and Excel spreadsheets which were used to compile forecasting and inventory, with a NetSuite cloud computing ERP system. The company improved its net profit margin by 100% and realised savings of approximately $1 million a year.
From its humble beginnings in 1948, Kennards Hire is now an all-Australian, family owned construction hire business with more than 90 branches across the country, managing more than 400 individual tools and pieces of equipment through its online hiring service. After working with Frontline to consolidate its infrastructure through virtualisation and new ERP software, Kennards estimated a cashflow saving of $6 million over the next 5 years.
Unbatten the hatches and virtualise for operational excellence says Peter Croft as he identifies how to get a green IT strategy back on the agenda for operational efficiency.
Cloud computing is becoming an important new tool for IT managers in controlling the cost and complexity of business-critical applications and data. The technology is compelling to enterprises because it allows them to consolidate resources, provision services more quickly and even rationalise costs more effectively with new business models. But there are limitations that often limit the effective gains of a scalable cloud computing model.
The Citrix XenApp 6 software centralises applications in the data centre and delivers them as an on-demand service to both physical and virtual desktops. The software, combined with XenDesktop 4, enables the mainstream adoption of desktop virtualisation.
The Data Warehouse Appliance 2580 with 1 TB drives, in addition to the current 300 and 450 GB drives, is suitable for a wide range of users’ performance and data volume needs.
The Cloud Design Service has been developed to assist businesses and government agencies to accelerate the adoption of cloud-based infrastructures to improve technology and business flexibility.
Central Gippsland Water Region Corporation (Gippsland Water) provides water, wastewater and waste recovery services to domestic and commercial clients across central Gippsland in Victoria. The organisation distributes about 64,000 megalitres of water to 41 towns spread across more than 5000 square kilometres. Its clients also include businesses in the manufacturing, power generation, health service, timber, paper and dairy industries.
This is the year that desktop virtualisation comes into its own.
Juniper Networks has appointed Mark Iles as Vice-President, Australia and New Zealand.
Lower costs, greater flexibility and access to resources on demand: it’s no wonder cloud computing is attracting attention. Oracle’s Robert Gosling, Vice President of Technology Sales, Oracle ANZ, discusses the ways in which organisations can take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing while mitigating risks around security, compliance and quality of service.
According to Ovum (a global analyst and consulting company), cloud computing - the most important trend for 2010 - has barely even started. The next three years will see cloud computing mature rapidly as vendors and enterprises come to grip with the opportunities and challenges that it represents.According to Ovum the global analyst and consulting company, cloud computing, the most important trend for 2010 has barely even started. The next three years will see cloud computing mature rapidly as vendors and enterprises come to grip with the opportunities and challenges that it represents.
DataCore Software is increasing the size of its virtual disks from 2 TB to 1 PB, using thin provisioning to minimise how much real capacity has to be in place day one.