Growth in demand for Metro Ethernet services has driven a program of ongoing upgrades at Brisbane Internet service provider APEXnetworks over the last 12 months, according to chief technology officer Ryan Crouch.
Drupal, an open source content management system, now powers more than 1 million websites, according to figures released today. As of 15 February, 1,005,489 websites were powered by the CMS, according to the Drupal Association, a non-profit organisation that stewards the project.
Analyst firm IDC has previously predicted that by 2016 the software-defined network market will be worth US$3.7 billion and account for more than a third of Ethernet switching in data centres. And while much of the SDN hype has been focussed data centres and carriers, it seems inevitable that it will find its way onto at least some campus networks.
Optus this morning claimed it had achieved record speeds at two mobile network test sites. The telco said it managed to reach 2.32 gigabits second at the test sites — in St Marys in Sydney’s west and in the Newcastle suburb of Lambton in Newcastle.
As the number of top-level domains undergoes explosive growth, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is studying ways to reduce the risk of traffic intended for internal network destinations ending up on the Internet via the Domain Name System.
Atlassian has taken the wraps off a new Git-based product bundle designed for enterprises. 'Atlassian Git Essentials' bundles the company's issue tracking system, JIRA, planning tool JIRA Agile, CI tool Bamboo and Atlassian's on-premise and cloud-based source code management tools, Stash and Bitbucket.
The rise of big data, cloud computing, mobility and social media — what IDC dubs the 'third platform' — represents a big opportunity for Linux and open source more broadly, analyst Sally Parker this morning told the SUSE Open Forum in Sydney.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will engage KPMG to investigate how a confidential file containing the personal details of asylum seekers held in detention, including their names, country of origin and date of arrival, was exposed to public access through the department's website.
Tasmanian Labor this morning unveiled a tech-heavy assortment of policies ahead of the 15 March Tasmanian election, including a study into more optical fibre across Bass Strait, free Wi-Fi hotspots and a commitment to open data.
If Labor wins the 15 March Tasmanian election NBN Co will have free access to the infrastructure of electricity network provider Aurora to roll out fibre, under a policy launched by Premier Lara Giddings today.
The federal government "will be considering possible mechanisms to provide a legal incentive for an internet service provider to cooperate with copyright owners in preventing infringement on their systems and networks," Attorney-General George Brandis told a forum on copyright this morning.
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