Microsoft Completes IRAP Compliance Assessment Ahead Of Australian Azure Rollout

The long road to Microsoft finally launching its Australian Azure data centres continues, with the company announcing it has completed IRAP (Industry Security Registered Assessors Program) compliance assessment for the local operations — a crucial step to trying to attract government customers to using the centres.

Cloud Patches: Azure Site Recovery, AWS Management Portal

Last week in cloud computing: updates for Azure Site Recovery and AWS Management Portal for vCenter, plus more cloud news.

Cloud Patches: That EC2 Patch, Azure Price Cuts

Last week in cloud computing: an unusual EC2 patch for Amazon, while Azure cut prices on , and much more.

Telstra's Cisco Cloud For Aussies Is Now In Pilot

Busy times if you’re an enterprise testing new cloud infrastructure. Not only is Microsoft letting a handful companies trial its Australian Azure sites, Telstra has begun a limited pilot of its Cisco-powered “InterCloud” offering for Australian companies.

Cloud Patches: AWS Gets Friendly With iOS 8, Azure Websites Drops 10-Site Limit

Last week in cloud computing: AWS added support for new iOS 8 features and Chromebooks, while Azure put multiple services into general availability.

All The Animals In The Azure Australia Assembly

Microsoft’s Azure general manager Steven Martin swept through Australia yesterday and took time to brief media on the company’s local Azure plans. No further word on when the Sydney and Melbourne locations will finally open, but we did discover a surprising amount about the different animals you can reference when discussing Azure.

Cloud Patches: Extended Azure Backups, AWS T2 Bursts Onto Elasticache

Last week in cloud computing: Azure Backup extends its retention period, while AWS extends T2 instances to ElastiCache.

OneDrive File Size Limit Raised To 10GB

Want to keep larger files in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service? The size limit for a single file has just been bumped up from 2GB to 10GB.

Cloud Patches: Azure Migration Accelerator, AWS Cache Warming

Last week in cloud computing: Azure previews its Migration Accelerator, while AWS adds cache warming features to MySQL.

Australian Azure Centres In Private Preview But Still 'Months Away'

We’ve been wondering for quite a while when the Australian Azure data centres in Sydney and Melbourne would finally go live. While we still don’t have an official date, Microsoft is letting some partners access the centres via a “private preview”.