Seems Australian Businesses Aren't Fussed About Off-Shore Cloud

A common concern expressed about cloud computing in Australia is that it’s not viable to use cloud services located offshore, either for questionable legal reasons or because of performance. But that concern doesn’t seem to actually be impacting buying decisions.


How Cisco's Intercloud Links All The Clouds

The only thing we can be certain of is networks will only become more complex. One of the big challenges is more and more data is being created, stored, analysed and used on the edges of the network. And tat means lots of separate systems. Cisco expects the Intercloud to do for the cloud what the Internet did for networks.


Which Cloud Services Have The Best Security Options?

Security is crucial when you move IT into the cloud. This infographic from security-as-a-service provider FortyCloud highlights the main options available if you’re using AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM or Rackspace.


Microsoft Is Investing In More Undersea Cables For Azure, Except In Australia

Cloud computing relies on high-speed connections, and when you’re moving large chunks of data around the higher the speed the better. So it’s no surprise that Microsoft has been investing in undersea cabling to connect its Auzre data centres around the world.


Why Dropbox Just Moved Your Account To Ireland

Over the weekend, Dropbox updated its terms of service so that customers outside of North America are now provided via Dropbox Ireland, rather than Dropbox USA. What’s going on?


You Can Now Leave Comments On Dropbox Files

If you share a lot of files with colleagues via Dropbox, here’s a potentially useful enhancement: you can now attach comments to files.


Why You Don't Need A Software-Defined Data Centre

Software-defined networking (SDN) has been a buzzword for some time, and now we’re increasingly hearing about the virtues of the software-defined data centre (SDDC). However, the vast majority of businesses won’t need to think about implementing an SDDC — that’s what cloud providers are for.


Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Backup And Share Business Files In The Cloud?

Hi Lifehacker, We’re thinking about updating our file server in the office so that it automatically backs up data to the cloud. We would ideally want to continuously sync the data as users modify the files quite often.


Optus Selling Hybrid Access To Azure In Australia

Optus has signed up as Microsoft’s first Cloud OS Network partner, meaning it can sell enterprise customers a mixture of Azure-based services and on-premises implementations. Private cloud ahoy!


Cloud Patches: Google Cloud Dataflow, Azure Premium Storage

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.