Stories by Stuart Corner

Cisco bets big on open source

Cisco is investing heavily in the open source software movement as it makes the transition from being primarily a networking company to an IT and services company.

Telcos turn to OpenStack for network virtualization

OpenStack — a collection of open source software projects that allow users to develop and manage a cloud infrastructure in a data centre — has emerged as a key technology underpinning the push by telcos to virtualize their networks.

Small businesses savvy about digital transformation

A survey of the use of cloud services by Australian and New Zealand businesses undertaken by IDC and commissioned by Oracle has shown a surprising level of maturity in the understanding, and implementation of, digital transformation among smaller Australian businesses.

Dropbox names Ingram Micro as ANZ distributor

Cloud file storage and collaboration company, Dropbox, has appointed Ingram Micro as its distribution partner for Australia and New Zealand, and says it plans to extend the agreement to a number of Asian countries.

HPE bets on ‘bimodal IT’ with Synergy

Gartner calls it ‘bimodal IT’: the need for enterprises to simultaneously operate traditional, highly structured, slow-moving IT environments with new agile environments that can cater for the business needs created by digital transformation and digital disruption.

NBN to trial fibre to the pit technology

NBN has announced plans for a three-month trial, starting next month, of fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) technology, a cheaper alternative to fibre to the premises, but one that it does not expect to be commercially available until at least 2017.

Cellular competition could kill NBN by 2020, says MyNetFone founder

MyNetFone cofounder and CEO, Rene Sugo, has delivered a stinging attack on the NBN warning that its business model will be unsustainable in the face of competition from cellular and from TPG’s fibre to the basement offering, and that smaller telcos — dependent on the NBN to connect customers – will be driven out of the market.

Cisco targets in-building network convergence

Cisco ANZ’s recently appointed IoT Solutions head wants to converge the different networks used to manage systems within commercial buildings into a single network, ideally implemented during construction.

Deakin University gets Cisco DNA

Cisco has revealed Deakin University as one of the first customers globally for the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA), the networking company’s application of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization for the enterprise, announced at its partner summit in San Diego on 2 March.

Telstra launches ‘transformative’ SDN/NFV service

Telstra, using technology from Cisco, has launched a service based on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technology that will enable business and enterprise customers to set up bandwidth on demand between data centres, their own premises and into public cloud services, as well as provision virtual network appliances such as firewalls.