What got the channel talking this week.

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Saturday May 4, 2019

Top News This Week

 

Vocus hit with class action from disgruntled shareholders

Vocus hit with class action from disgruntled shareholders

Over losses stemming from 2017 profit downgrade.

 

Telstra ditches HFC speed tiers

Telstra ditches HFC speed tiers

Speeds up connections, slows down migrations to lower-margin NBN connections.

 

Citrix kills Xen, resurrects it as ‘Citrix Hypervisor’

Citrix kills Xen, resurrects it as ‘Citrix Hypervisor’

And look, here’s version 8.0!

 

Nick Verykios to depart Arrow

Nick Verykios to depart Arrow

Andrew Assad to become new GM, Verykios says he'll be back one day after a break.

 

AWS boss to Australia - make us work harder!

AWS boss to Australia - make us work harder!

We chat with the cloud giant's top brass about all things migrations, AI and machine learning.

 

Hitachi Vantara names new ANZ channel chief

Hitachi Vantara names new ANZ channel chief

And launches a new low-end box too.

 

Huawei Australia replaces 'best-ever' CEO

Huawei Australia replaces 'best-ever' CEO

Record results, but leader replaced as part of rotation policy.

 

Nextgen and Metronode champ leads IT infrastructure push

Nextgen and Metronode champ leads IT infrastructure push

David Yuile forges joint venture with 360 Capital.

 

ASG Group boss departs after 23 years

ASG Group boss departs after 23 years

Founder Geoff Lewis replaced by COO Dean Langenbach.

 

After 1059 days, AWS Sydney wobbles

After 1059 days, AWS Sydney wobbles

And even then it only browned out a bit for 90 minutes.

 

Azure outage hits Australia, rest of world

Azure outage hits Australia, rest of world

DNS issue brought down services for a few hours this morning.

 

UC vendors Mitel, Avaya to merge: report

UC vendors Mitel, Avaya to merge: report

As they look to compete against Cisco and Microsoft.

 

These are AWS's best Australian partners of 2018

These are AWS's best Australian partners of 2018

Versent wins for third consecutive year.

 

Optus, Vodafone trump Telstra in 4G availability, latency

Optus, Vodafone trump Telstra in 4G availability, latency

But Telstra reigns supreme in upload and download speeds.

 

Microsoft may ditch 60-day password policy

Microsoft may ditch 60-day password policy

If you’re not already beyond passwords, you’re beyond help.

 

Ingram routes around Telstra voice with SwitchConnect

Ingram routes around Telstra voice with SwitchConnect

Death of ISDN and NBN mean telephony market is ripe for change.

 

NetApp AU bulks channel team before cloud launch

NetApp AU bulks channel team before cloud launch

Azure NetApp Files and Google version both landing in May/June.

 

The latest cloud provider to tackle Canberra has landed

The latest cloud provider to tackle Canberra has landed

Australian Capital Digital Cloud offers cloud infrastructure on Nutanix.

 

UPS vendor Tripp Lite lands in Australia

UPS vendor Tripp Lite lands in Australia

Through Brisbane-based distributor Uptime Systems.

 

Former Gigamon chief steers over to SailPoint

Former Gigamon chief steers over to SailPoint

Also announces new Kiwi distie.

 

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