Rubrik to accelerate joint solutions and deliver cyber resiliency for customers with Microsoft equity investment
COMPANY NEWS: Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Management company, today announced a strategic agreement with Microsoft that includes a Microsoft equity investment in Rubrik to drive go to market activities and co-engineering projects to deliver integrated Zero Trust data protection solutions built on Microsoft Azure. This work will address rising customer needs to protect against surging ransomware attacks, which are growing 150% annually. Together, Rubrik and Microsoft will provide Microsoft 365 and hybrid cloud data protection and integrated cloud services on Microsoft Azure.
GUEST OPINION by Jamie Atherton, country manager ANZ, Hyland: As digital transformation continues to drive new solutions and services across the A/NZ region and organisations look for more flexible options, moving some, or all services to the cloud is becoming the deployment choice for many.
Announced at HPE Discover 2021, HPE’s new cloud services for healthcare, financial services, 5G and more are available now to “improve time to value, increase agility, and lower costs” for customers and partners across a range of industries, and enable HPE’s GreenLake to “deliver a cloud experience everywhere.”
Expenditure on cloud infrastructure services in the US grew by 29% in the first quarter of this year to US$18.6 billion (A$23.9 billion), the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this was a record.
Cloud and managed service provider Nexon Asia Pacific has secured a multimillion-dollar multi-year agreement with privately-owned wealth management firm OrdMinnett to transition the company’s existing IT services to a completely new technology stack without downtime.
Global spending on cloud infrastructure services increased by 32% year-on-year to US$39.9 billion (A$52 billion) in the final quarter of 2020, the technology research firm Canalys says.
Global enterprise applications company IFS has been selected by Australian residential building industry supplier Stoddart Group to enable digitisation of job scheduling, automation of critical business processes and the delivery of service excellence.
Cloud services and hosting provider Hostopia Australia has secured a long-term deal with data centre operator Equinix to consolidate its five separate data centres across Sydney and Melbourne into Equinix’s SY5 and ME2 data centre facilities.
Hobart-based Internet service provider TasmaNet has acquired Queensland telco Internomic which trades under the brand names Vastnet in regional Queensland and Netmode in metro Brisbane and surrounds.
Jobs board and employment marketplace provider SEEK is using cloud services video provider Brightcove's video technology in a move designed to build a stronger brand and create a “more human connection” between job seekers and organisations.
Optus has signed a collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services aimed at better supporting digital transformation by delivering new end-to-end cloud services and migration support to Australian businesses.
ASX-listed IT hardware, software and cloud distributor, Dicker Data, has launched a new Microsoft Cloud business unit in a move the company says deepens its relationship with the global tech giant.
UK-based cloud contact centre provider MaxContact has expanded its Australian channel partner program with the appointment of Melbourne-headquartered cloud, voice and data services wholesaler CommsChannel as a managed services partner.
Sixty-five percent of Australian and New Zealand IT professionals have experienced disruptions or outages when working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, a higher number than their counterparts around the world, according to a new study.
Russian security vendor Kaspersky is testing out a system to use machine learning to detect phishing emails in real time, the company says in a statement, adding that in 2019 its existing anti-phishing system had picked up 467 million attempts to connect to phishing websites.
The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute is acting to ratchet up tensions with Australia's major trading partner China and using funds it gets from the Federal Government for this purpose, more than $20 million at last count, the Australian arm of the Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei Technologies says in a strongly-worded blog post.
Global interconnection and data centre provider Equinix is extending access to Alibaba Cloud through its platform for customers from 17 metros globally, including Sydney.
New Zealand cloud provider Catalyst Cloud has launched a Solutions Hub to provide its partners and customers a way to promote their cloud services to other businesses in the country.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for digital technologies to ensure resilient enterprise business operations, with a surge in demand across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region resulting in cloud-based offerings outshining traditional products, according to a new analyst report.
Process management and automation vendor Nintex, has announced significant enhancements to its cloud-first process automation solution - Nintex Workflow Cloud - including a "market first" offering, giving customers the ability to quickly and easily create workflows that include robotic process automation (RPA) bots.
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