Stories by Adam Bender

Rackspace launches first data centre in Australia

Rackspace announced its first Australian data centre, a multi-million investment to be located in Erskine Park, West Sydney. At a press conference in Sydney, Rackspace officials said the announcement is a response to demand from Australian customers to keep data within national borders.

Comms Alliance updates industry guidelines for NBN, fibre

Communications Alliance has updated industry guidelines for delivering video and digital services over the NBN and other fibre networks. Two of the revised guidelines relate to quality of service on IP networks and one is about wholesale telephony.

Australian telcos keep 2G for now

Australian wireless operators said they have no near-term plans to end 2G service as AT&T has announced in the US. However, Telstra said there would be a “smooth transition” if does decide to end 2G.

Fujitsu brings local Cloud to WA

Fujitsu is upgrading its Cloud services in Western Australia, adding a local Cloud platform node to the company’s Malaga data centre. The upgrade will be completed this November, it said.

Senate votes no on TrapWire motion

The Senate today voted down a motion asking the government whether the US surveillance system TrapWire is being used in Australia. The measure by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam was rejected by voice vote on Wednesday.