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CSA lends prototype compliance tool to six-year cloud security project

The CSA is part of the STRATUS project, a six-year cybersecurity project

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) said this week that it is lending a prototype data auditing and compliance regulation tool to the STRATUS initiative, a six-year multi-million dollar cybersecurity project funded by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

NZ Ministry of Health taps IBM gov cloud

NZ's Ministry of Health is moving some of its core services onto IBM cloud

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has enlisted IBM to help the department set up a cloud-based system to support the country’s national healthcare IT infrastructure.

Westpac makes digital banking push through IBM private cloud

Westpac are using IBM to support its banking service in New Zealand

Australian bank Westpac has signed up IBM to assist a major digital banking push in New Zealand. The bank plans to use IBM’s private cloud technology to build mobile services and social media presence.

Telecom New Zealand adds more cloud to arsenal


Telecom New Zealand on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to acquire business cloud services specialist Appserv, building on other recent acquisitions in the space and giving Telecom NZ greater leverage in the enterprise sector.

Productivity Commission criticises NZ Government approach to cloud

Auckland New Zealand

The New Zealand Productivity Commission, which as its name suggests advises the New Zealand Government on productivity issues, has issued a report warning that the government is over-cautious in its policies regarding its own use of cloud computing. The government’s inclination towards domestic cloud IT providers has created both economic and technical drawbacks, the Commission said.

HD acquires Kiwi cloud company Cloud Scale

HD Net acquired Cloud Scale for an undisclosed sum Monday.

New Zealand-based ISP and datacentre operator HD Net said Monday that the company has acquired Cloud Scale, an infrastructure as a service and cloud storage provider. The move is aimed at expanding HD Net’s cloud customer base as it broadens its portfolio beyond traditional managed services and colocation.

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.