Friday, September 22, 2023
Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric expands network in The Philippines with latest Point of Presence ePLDT VITRO...

Hurricane Electric, one of the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone announced that it has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) ePLDT VITRO Makati 1 in Manila, Philippines. The new PoP is located at RCBC Plaza Tower II, 34 Floor, Manila (Makati) 1200, Philippines. With 580 sq. meters of data center space and 202-rack capacity, this facility serves the colocation needs of enterprises at the heart of Makati’s Central Business District, just 11 km (6 miles) from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It is part of PLDT’s 9,000-rack capacity across its 10 data center facilities. The Philippines is one of the most dynamic economies in the Asia-Pacific region and Manila is a center for trade and finance and is a tech start-up hub.
Paul Bailye, Group Chief Executive Officer at CommsPlus Distribution

CommsPlus Distribution and BTC Wholesale merge businesses to better support their partner network

CommsPlus Distribution and BTC Wholesale, two Australian tech distributors with 25-year histories, have merged operations to trade as CommsPlus Distribution (CommsPlus). The new company will offer unified communications and collaboration solutions, including end-to-end tech provision and support to its combined 500 plus partners in Australia and Oceania.

Australian government taps ICEYE for near real-time flood and bushfire data to help strengthen...

ICEYE, a provider of natural catastrophe solutions and insights, has been selected by the Federal Govt to supply flood and bushfire hazard data for all states and territories in Australia. ICEYE will contribute directly to efforts to strengthen Australia's capabilities to manage the impact of flood and bushfire events through rapid disaster assessment and response, better resource allocation and improved coordination between national and local entities.
Graeme Beardsell, Chief Executive Officer at Fujitsu Asia Pacific

Fujitsu announces plans to acquire MF & Associates to strengthen DX consulting capabilities in...

Fujitsu Ltd and Fujitsu Australia Ltd announced plans to acquire Aussie digital transformation (DX) consultancy, MF & Associates. This will strengthen Fujitsu’s management, tech and cyber security consulting capabilities within the public and healthcare sectors in Australia. Founded in 2019, Canberra-based MF & Associates is Fujitsu’s fifth acquisition since 2021 in ANZ, as part of a strategic global M&A plan to strengthen business delivery capabilities in key areas. MF & Associates will complement Fujitsu’s recent acquisitions of Microsoft specialist oobe and cyber security firm InPhySec to bolster Fujitsu’s security offerings in Australia.
Melissa Mulholland, Chief Executive Officer at Crayon

Crayon recognized by Gartner as a global trailblazer in Software Asset Management managed services

Crayon, a global specialist in innovation and IT services, has been positioned as a Leader in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Managed Services. Software is one of the top three investments that most companies make, so not surprisingly, IT cost optimization is high on board and C-level agendas. At Crayon, their service portfolio combined with the global expertise of over 420 SAM consultants and an even larger number of licensing experts ensures they can address different types of use cases, capable of serving clients located anywhere in the world while covering a broad scope of software publishers.

Blackmagic Design launches suite of new products and new iPhone app

Award winning Melbourne-based film tech company Blackmagic Design announced a suite of products including a brand new full frame, L mount camera (the Cinema Camera 6K) and the Blackmagic Camera, a new app which adds digital film camera controls to the Apple iPhone. It has also launched new versions of its Micro Studio Camera and Studio Camera 4K Plus, and Videohub 80x80 12G router and larger ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel 20 and 30 models.

IT blind spots are crippling success for Aussie firms, LogicMonitor finds

LogicMonitor, the global SaaS-based unified observability platform for hybrid information technology infrastructures, has released Future Further, a new global research report which explores the infrastructure blindspots that have the biggest impact on business success. With insights pulled from a survey of 500 global IT leaders across the US, UK and Australia, the report details the challenges businesses face as they navigate rocky cloud migrations, AI demands, chaotic infrastructure monitoring solutions, competing job priorities and more.
Pascale Fromont, Vice President of Media at Intelsat

Intelsat announces innovative content distribution system for broadcasters

Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and global provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), has announced a new content distribution system that will use the internet to transport quality video content around the globe. The IntelsatOne IP service capitalizes on Intelsat’s decades of satellite and terrestrial experience to deliver reliability, customer service, global reach, content backup capabilities and scalability.

Observability bolsters automation and empowers innovation yet adoption is still in early stages, SolarWinds...

SolarWinds, a provider of powerful, secure observability and IT management software, released the findings of its 2023 IT Trends Report: Lessons From Observability Leaders. The report explores how enterprises can act proactively to maximise the advantages of their observability solutions, integrate best practices into implementations, and mitigate common adoption challenges. The report found that firms implementing observability benefit from increased operational efficiency, faster innovation, and better business outcomes overall. 
Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid

ExaGrid appoints Ian Redmond and Simon Powell to lead its international customer support organization

ExaGrid®, the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, has appointed Ian Redmond and Simon Powell as new Directors of International Customer Support for EMEA and APAC. ExaGrid offers in-theater customer support in local languages to its clients, and prides itself on its industry-leading customer support model, where level 2 senior support engineers are assigned to individual clients, ensuring they always work with the same engineer so that clients never repeat themselves to various support staff, and issues get resolved quickly.