The importance of data centres for New Zealand organisations

Regional based infrastructure will allow customers to run workloads and store data in New Zealand. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to open an infrastructure region in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2024. The new AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region will consist of three Availability Zones (AZs) and join the existing 81…

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New Zealand touts cyber security as everyone’s problem

Recent milder DDoS cyber compared to 2020. A recent cyberattack – which  affected ANZ, Kiwibank, NZ Post, and possibly MetService – were distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Such attacks were unsophisticated and the effect appears limited, according to a number of media sources. These attacks were milder compared to…

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Safeguarding the supply chain in NZ

High-profile cyber incidents reinforce cyber risks in supply chains. The New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has developed resources to help business leaders and cyber security professionals better understand and manage the cyber security risks in supply chains. NCSC Director Lisa Fong said the recent…

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Vodafone New Zealand rolls out 800G technology with Ciena

Greener delivery of 5G, video streaming and cloud services. Vodafone New Zealand plans to deploy 800G technology, enabling extremely high data capacity, transmission, and speeds. Using Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optics between its data centres in Auckland, Vodafone will support growing, yet constantly fluctuating, demands for digital services…

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Healthcare mitigates patient risk through optimum IT infrastructure

Technology has transformed the healthcare sector. While patient outcomes continue to be the primary focus for healthcare organisations, the foundations of the industry now centre around technology infrastructure and data. As a result, healthcare IT administrators are on the frontline of patient experience. Healthcare organisations like Canopy Cancer Care in New Zealand, relies…

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Microsoft to establish its first datacentre region in New Zealand

Accelerate growth of digital transformation Microsoft plans to establish its first datacentre region in New Zealand and will be the latest addition to its existing datacentre portfolio in 60 other regions, with Microsoft Azure being available in over 140 countries. The vendor plans to also continue its investments in new solutions that support both New Zealand and Microsoft’s sustainability goals and add support for educational skilling programs. Vanessa Sorenson, general manager, Microsoft…

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