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DFG, the brand behind Ikea, 7-Eleven, moves SAP estate to Telstra cloud

Asian retailer Dairy Farm Group is moving its SAP estate into a private cloud platform hosted by Telstra

Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm Group, the brand behind regional franchises of companies like Ikea and 7-Eleven, has moved its SAP estate onto a private cloud platform hosted by Australian telecoms incumbent Telstra.

Telstra cloud head appointed CIO

Erez Yarkoni, chief information officer and head of cloud, Telstra

Telstra has formally appointed the company’s cloud business unit head Erez Yarkoni as its new chief information officer.

Telstra confirms discussions to acquire datacentre and networking specialist Pacnet

Telstra is in talks to acquire Pacnet

Australia’s former state-owned telco, Telstra, has confirmed discussions are underway over a potential acquisition of datacentre and undersea cable operator Pacnet. At this stage, the cost of any possible transaction has not been announced.

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

Telstra to extend Cisco InterCloud to Hong Kong, Singapore

Telstra plans to offer Cisco InterCloud in Singapore and Hong Kong

Building on earlier commitments to launch Cisco’s InterCloud platform in Australia Telstra said the service is now in live beta in the country, and announced plans to bring the OpenStack-based platform to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Ericsson to help Telstra introduce SDN, NFV

Telstra is working with Ericsson to introduce SDN and NFV into its core network

In a bid to support more cloud and digital services Telstra announced that it is working with telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson to introduce software defined networking and network function virtualisation into the telco’s network.

Telstra acquires cloud TV and analytics specialist Ooyala

Jay Fulcher

Australian service provider Telstra is to acquire video streaming and analytics specialist Ooyala for US$270 million (€201 million).

Telstra extends its cloud to the US

Telstra announced that it has set up a new cloud computing node on the US east coast

Telstra this week announced that it has extended its cloud services platform to the east coast US, an expansion of the platform it deploys in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The move comes the same day one of its European-based competitors, Interoute, announced the launch of a new cloud node in New York.

Cisco to operate global cloud platform within Telstra datacentre

Telstra announced that it is deploying Cisco's cloud infrastructure within a local Australian datacentre, the first of Cisco's partners to do so

The move could be the start of a trend that sees Cisco become an operator within an operator, moving out of its core role of providing routers, servers and switches, to both selling and handling the management of the infrastructure – something more akin to how companies like Ericsson operate in the telco space.

Telstra rapped for leaking 16,000 customers’ details

Telstra has been penalised by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for breaching privacy laws

On Tuesday Telstra was found to have made the personal details of almost 16,000 customers accessible via the internet between February 2012 and May 2013 after several spreadsheets containing customer data dating back to 2009 was found through Google Search. The breach, Telstra’s second in recent years, raises questions about the company’s approach to security and vendor-supplied software solutions.

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