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Docker For AWS And Azure Now In Beta

Open source container platform Docker has kicked off its private beta program for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. You can already use Docker through the two public cloud platforms but the company has made it easier to deploy Docker Engine on them through tight integration with AWS and Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. Additionally, Docker for Windows and Mac, which was previously in private beta, has now been made publicly available. Here’s what you need to know.


Samsung Is Getting Into The Cloud Business Thanks To Its New Acquisition

Samsung may have made a name for itself in the smartphones and tablets market but sales for its mobile devices have been waning as competition intensifies. Smartphones adoption has also reached saturation point which means it’s a lot harder to shift units, so it makes sense that Samsung would want to get into the lucrative business of cloud computing. The company has just acquired a cloud services business called Joyent. Here’s what you need to know.


AWS Outage Brings Down A Ton Of Websites Across Australia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered an outage over the weekend, rendering websites and servers useless for hours. Here are the details.


Dropbox's Project Infinite Kernel Mode Extension Is A Terrible Idea

April saw Dropbox announce “Project Infinite”, a “new technology” from the company designed to more closely integrate its cloud storage platform with customer systems. This week Dropbox revealed that Project Infinite is implemented as a kernel extension on OS X, dooming it immediately with IT admins everywhere.


HP Enterprise' Services Division Is Merging With CSC: What Now?

HP Enterprise (HPE) has decided to spin-off its enterprise services division and merge it with IT services firm CSC to become a US$26 billion company. But what will all this mean for both organisations? Let’s find out.


Ease The Path To Public Cloud Adoption For Your In-House IT Team

When enterprises make the move to adopt public cloud services, an overhaul of their in-house IT teams’ functions is necessary. It’s not an easy or comfortable task. Gartner has outlined some key steps organisations can take in order to prepare their IT teams for the public cloud.


AWS Snowball Rolls Into Australia To Help Organisations Migrate Data To The Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its data transfer appliance, called Snowball, in Australia. The appliance is part of a holistic service offered by AWS to ease the pain and network demands involved in transferring on-premise data onto the cloud. Here’s what this 23kg ‘suitcase’ can do.


Dropbox's Project Infinite Lets You Sync All Your Cloud Files Onto Your Desktop

Dropbox’s desktop app is great for accessing files stored in its cloud storage service with ease but there was always one problem: files that are synced on your desktop used local disk space. Once that space was exhausted, files would cease to sync. Dropbox has created a solution to solve this issue called Project Infinite. Here’s what you need to know.


AWS Lambda Serverless Compute Offering Set To Be Released In Australia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its Lambda service in the Asia-Pacific a while back but its was only available through the company’s datacentres in Japan. Today, the cloud platform provider announced it will be launching Lambda in Australia very soon. Here’s what we know so far.


How A 'Non-IT Guy' Improved Origin Energy With Shadow IT

Origin is one of the biggest energy providers in Australia. Like many other large organisations, it can be bogged down by bureaucracy and inflexibility. But that didn’t stop one employee from conducting ‘black ops’ projects that would contribute to the development of new products and capabilities.


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