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OpenSSH adds protection against Spectre, Meltdown, Rowhammer and RAMBleed attacks

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Apple explores shifting some production out of China: report

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Equinix, IBM Cloud expand collaboration

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NBN Co consultation will not solve basic wholesale pricing issue: Budde

20 June 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

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Australian domain namespace struggles in the early years

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Sydney Uni team finds popular Android games hosting malware

24 June 2019 in Security

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New Kindle's Oasis of reading happiness with best Paperwhite display yet

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Health insurer nib launches Skill for Amazon Alexa

24 June 2019 in Health

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Veteran families get boost with $5m training commitment

24 June 2019 in Strategy

One thousand family members of Australian military veterans are to be given access to free career training in high-demand skills…

CrowdStrike did not file final report on DNC hack: court filing

24 June 2019 in Security

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Moreland Council, Toyota partner on hydrogen fuel cell trial

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Kogan partners with Powershop to offer ‘reduced’ power, gas costs

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Online retailer Kogan is launching a new service under a new brand – Kogan Energy – in partnership with Powershop…

When one man ran the Australian domain name system...

24 June 2019 in Networking

A lone individual, Robert Elz, managed the domain name system for the .au domain from the time Australia hooked up to…

PC warriors expect Torvalds to follow in the papal tradition

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China’s Wanxiang partners with PlatON to power ‘blockchain smart city’

24 June 2019 in Data

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Microsoft IT traineeship program expanding to South Australia

23 June 2019 in Strategy

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TechnologyOne scores with Sunshine Coast Lightning partnership

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Enterprise software provider TechnologyOne has signed on as netball team Sunshine Coast Lightning’s coaching partner for the next three seasons.

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eBay brings Plus Weekend back for second annual 48-hour shopathon

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Emerging markets lead developed markets in cellular data traffic growth: report

21 June 2019 in Telecoms & NBN

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Nokia Bell Labs, AMBER researchers claim technology for ‘more powerful’ batteries

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Cloud hardware revenue up, but spending slows: IDC

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:45

Rackspace offers colo option


Managed cloud provider Rackspace has added colocation services to its portfolio.

The Rackspace colocation service is now available at the company's data centres in Sydney, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Northern New Jersey, Northern Virginia, San Jose, Hong Kong, London, and Moscow.

The idea is that customers can save money by moving equipment from their own data centres to those operated by Rackspace, as well as benefitting from direct connections to AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Rackspace guarantees any hardware service requests will be responded to within an hour, and completed within 24 hours.

"When it comes to cloud migration projects, many companies don't know where to start. Colocation enables companies to move out of their self-managed data centre to lower their total cost of ownership, as they seek to optimise their IT portfolio across public and private clouds," said Rackspace ANZ managing director Darryn McCoskery.

"Rackspace is unique in market by fully managing our customers' digital transformation and offering direct connection, migration services, and ongoing management across a number of cloud environments."


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.