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CenturyLink partners with NextDC on Australian cloud expansion

CenturyLink is partnering with NextDC to bolster the reach of its cloud services in Australia

CenturyLink is expanding its cloud footprint in Australia this week, partnering with local datacentre incumbent NextDC to bolster its managed and hybrid cloud services to the region.

Telstra taps AppDirect for cloud marketplace

Telstra plans to offer a cloud app store based on AppDirect's technology

The deal with Telstra marks AppDirect’s first foray into the Asia Pacific region, and is a sign of the growing popularity of cloud application marketplaces

Australian government embraces ‘cloud-first’

Turnbull: 'We are committed to leading by example'

The Australian Government has updated its cloud computing strategy in a move that will see most public sector bodies compelled to consider cloud-based software and services over legacy alternatives for any new ICT investments and service refreshes.

Innotas opens Australian cloud datacentre

Innotas has moved into the Australian market

Portfolio management software provider Innotas has opened a datacentre in Sydney, Australia this week. The datacentre, Innotas’s fourth, will host the company’s project portfolio management solutions.

SoftLayer to shake up the Australian cloud sector, Ovum says

IBM is setting its sights on Melbourne as the next location for a SoftLayer datacentre

IBM plans to launch its SoftLayer cloud platform in Australia in September, the company announced, the latest of 15 new SoftLayer datacentres to be built out globally by the end of this year. Adrian Ho, principle analyst with Ovum’s enterprise practice said the move is bound to shake up the Australian cloud services market, one of the most mature and competitive in the region.

cloudBuy to supply cloud-based e-procurement platform for Aus state government

Duncan: 'Australian public sector is warming to cloud but technology gaps remain our biggest challenge.'

Cloud-based procurement and spend analytics software provider cloudBuy has won a deal with an Australian state government to provide an e-procurement marketplace for the treasury and IT departments. Lyn Duncan, chief executive officer of cloubBuy told BCN that the deal is also a sign Australian government is starting to warm to cloud services.

Rackspace brings high performance servers to Australia

Rackspace is bringing its high performance cloud compute servers to Australia

Hosting and cloud service provider Rackspace said Wednesday that the company is bringing its high performance cloud server lineup to Australia. The move comes as other cloud service provider look to target enterprises down under.

Victoria state to invest $9.5m in cloud marketplace

Victoria’s government announced Friday that it will invest $9.5m over four years to set up a cloud services marketplace and a secure telecommunications network for government

Victoria’s state government announced the VicConnect programme Friday in a move that will see it invest $9.5m over four years to transform the way the state’s public sector procures ICT services and manages its telecommunications networks.

Tata expands datacentres in Europe, APAC

Tata Communications announced the expansion of its datacentre footprint in Germany, Austria, Australia and Malaysia

Telecoms and IT service provider Tata Communications announced Wednesday that the company has struck partnerships with multiple datacentre operators to expand its datacentre footprint in Germany, Austria, Australia and Malaysia.

Australia’s data privacy laws come into force as providers struggle with data management

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, an amendment to the Privacy Act 1988, comes into force today, with wide-reaching impact on Australian organisations and companies operating in the region

An amendment to Australia’s Privacy Act, the biggest overhaul to the country’s data privacy policies in 25 years comes into effect Wednesday and is expected to have a big impact on cloud and communications service providers, and indeed any firm collecting, processing or storing personal information. The law takes effect as these service providers continue to struggle with preventing data privacy breaches.

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