GUEST OPINION by Hitachi Vantara chief technology officer Australia and New Zealand and director enterprise pre sales George Dragatsis: In a perfect world, you could update IT infrastructure with the latest and greatest whenever you like. But in the real world, the IT team often has to wait out the lifespan of legacy technology. There are four critical mindset updates that will enable modernisation.
COMPANY NEWS: Kong, the cloud connectivity company, today announced a collaboration with Red Hat to deliver the Kong Konnect service connectivity platform on the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift. As part of this collaboration, Kong has achieved Red Hat Operator Certification for Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift. Kong is among the first Red Hat partners in API management to establish a technology collaboration and Operator certification for Red Hat OpenShift. The Kong Konnect solution can enable enterprises to accelerate time to market for new cloud native applications as the adoption of containers and Kubernetes soars.
IBM has announced a new five-year deal with SpinTel, an independent Australian telecommunications and internet service provider. The deal will use IBM’s hybrid cloud and Watson AI to improve customer experience, including reducing waiting times.
COMPANY NEWS by Lancelot Guo, President, Ecosystem and Sales Operations, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence and Michael Tsang, Senior Director, Partner Account Management, Equinix Asia-Pacific Equinix: While we are still grappling with many uncertainties in businesses and lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear – organisations large and small have crossed the Cloud Rubicon.
Talking to prospects teaches more than reading market research. Recent customer engagements (unfortunately still virtual) made it loud and clear – businesses need effective security.
VMware describes VMware Cloud as "a distributed, multi-cloud platform that enables organisations to accelerate application modernisation across the data centre, edge, and any cloud."
Pure Cloud Block Store is now generally available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
Thirty five year IT industry veteran Steve Dixon has joined Nutanix as Enterprise Sales Director for the Asia Pacific and Japan region.
IT complexity, which grew exponentially following the recent acceleration of digital transformation, has led to a foundational gap in visibility across the underlying hybrid infrastructure.
Following its recent IPO, cloud provider Nexion Group debuted on the ASX today.
GUEST OPINION by Yaniv Hoffman, Radware. Organisations continue to migrate applications to the cloud at an increasingly accelerated rate. According to a recent C-suite perspectives report, 76% of survey respondents have accelerated their plans for migrating applications and infrastructure to the cloud.
GUEST INTERVIEW: During 2020, cyber attacks surged, teaching business many lessons that have made companies and their staff much safer, but as the attacks continue, what must companies do to be as proactively secure as possible?
GUEST OPINION by Pieter DeGunst, Managing Director, Tecala: After the past 12 months of disruption and economic uncertainty, the business world is looking forward with relish to sustained growth conditions in 2021.
Object storage technology provider Cloudian has inked a deal with IT infrastructure and professional services company Computer Concepts (CCL) to provide its technology to CCL’s New Zealand customers through the Vault Managed Service, with a particular focus on the government sector.
Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson is collaborating with Telstra to develop an enterprise solution with an extension into the hybrid cloud space, following a successful 5G edge computing trial with an Australian financial institution in 2019.
Storage and data management vendor NetApp has introduced a new serverless and storageless solution for containers, added new services to Cloud Manager, launched a new virtual desktop management service, updated its Ontap data management software, increased the flexibility of its Keystone storage subscription service, and introduced SolidFire enterprise-grade software-defined storage.
Australian businesses have a heightened concern for security with the adoption of hybrid cloud, with 84% citing it as a barrier to moving apps to public cloud, according to a new research report.
Business IT's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has gone through two phases, Pure Storage APJ CTO Matt Oostveen told iTWire.
Governance and compliance issues are the major reasons for organisations seeking to bring their data back onshore, Pure Storage APJ CTO Matt Oostveen told iTWire.
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