• Enjoy the freedom to innovate and grow your business

    [ad] With Microsoft Azure you have hybrid cloud flexibility, allowing your platform to span your cloud and on premise data centre. Learn more at microsoftcloud.com.

  • IT Admin: No Time to Save Time?

    [ad] Do you spend too much time patching machines or cleaning up after virus attacks? With automation controlled from a central IT management console accessible anytime, anywhere – you can save time for bigger tasks. Try simple IT management from GFI Cloud and start saving time today!

  • Free Forrester analysis of CRM solutions

    [ad] In this 25 page report, independent analyst house Forrester evaluates 18 significant products in the customer relationship management space from a broad range of vendors, detailing its findings on how CRM suites measure up and plotting where they stand in relation to each other. Download it for free now.

  • Great articles on other sites
  • RSS Great articles on other sites

  • Reader giveaway: Google Nexus 5

    We’re big fans of Google’s Nexus line-up in general at Delimiter towers. Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 … we love pretty much anything Nexus. Because of this we've kicked off a new competition to give away one of Google’s new Nexus 5 smartphones to a lucky reader. Click here to enter.

  • Blog, Enterprise IT - Written by on Thursday, June 14, 2012 14:13 - 6 Comments

    Amazon’s Australian datacentre gets closer

    blog That Australian datacentre which Amazon was planning to build? It’s been a while since we heard a good rumour on that one, but The Register delivers this week, with news that the US cloud computing and online retail giant’s local plans are still on. El Reg tells us (we recommend that you click through for the full article):

    “… AWS intends to offer cloud computing, as distinct from cloud storage and other AWS services. The computing service will not be served from an Amazon facility, as the company has chosen to co-locate in an existing third-party datacentre in Australia.”

    Delimiter has previously speculated that Amazon would build a content distribution network in Australia (as it has done in several other locations around the globe) rather than a dedicated datacentre. From El Reg’s report, it sounds like the new datacentre will be somewhere in the middle, between a CDN node and a really huge dedicated datacentre facility. The idea of Amazon renting space in an existing commercial datacentre facility supports this notion.

    Image credit: Amazon

    submit to reddit


    You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

    1. Posted 15/06/2012 at 2:02 am | Permalink |

      Forgive me if this is dense, but does a CDN rule out access to Amazon Servers for music/movies etc. like they have access to in the US?

    2. Jasika
      Posted 15/06/2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink |

      There is a data centre hosting provider who is quite openly saying that Amazon has signed a contract to take half of their data centre in Sydney. I was meeting with them a couple of weeks ago and it has become part of their sales process to highlight this.

    3. Tali Man
      Posted 15/06/2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink |

      I can confirm there is definitely a datacentre, they have approached quite a few people that have datacentre experience for job positions.

    4. anon
      Posted 16/06/2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink |

      I have been advised by snr exec at Equinix in SG that AWS has a signed agreement with Equinix Australia to use much of the remaining capacity of the Bourke Rd, Alexandria facility in Sydney. This is supported by the fact that AWS now has a 10GbE peering connection with Equinix (SYD) in addition to another 10GbE peer with PIPE (SYD).

      Both Equinix and AWS have been head hunting senior data centre and hosting people for many months in preparation for AWS’s rollout into Australia.

      On the flip side, the ‘physical’ arrival of AWS and the upcoming arrivals of Rackspace and Softlayer into Australia means there will be tough times ahead for local cloud compute players who don’t have an international presence such as NineFold and OrionVM amongst others.

      Other :
      Rackspace and Softlayer will be using Equinix and/or Digital Realty Trust in Sydney as both providers already have existing arrangements with Equinix and DRT on a global basis.

    5. Samuel L. Bronkowitz
      Posted 19/06/2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink |

      They’re already partially up and going: Route 53 (DNS) and CloudFront (CDN) are both offering services from Sydney, as of very recently. They have yet to be announced on the AWS blog or website, however. These are just edge services (for which AWS have sites in 20+ cities) but one would have to assume the full kitchen sink of EC2, S3, etc. is well on the way.

      For example, traceroute to d35lb3dl296zwu.cloudfront.net — it resolves to d35lb3dl296zwu.syd1.cloudfront.net and routes to an Equinix DC in Sydney.

      An IP (router?) sitting in front of an anycast IP address that routes to Sydney for Route 53 comes from the following netblock — named as Amazon AU but with Telstra admin/tech contacts. In this case the packets take a different route to that used for CloudFront and instead go to Telstra(Global) in Sydney before the traceroute hits a wall; in this case there’s no obvious evidence of Equinix, as far as I can see. DNS queries directed at the relevant anycast IP only take a few milliseconds though, so they’re definitely local. Next nearest edge site is Singapore which is several tens of milliseconds if you’re transiting out via Perth.

      inetnum: –
      netname: Amazon-AU
      descr: Amazon-AU
      country: AU
      admin-c: TI55-AP
      tech-c: TI54-AP
      mnt-by: MAINT-HK-TI
      mnt-irt: IRT-TELSTRA-INTL-HK
      changed: ipNOC@team.telstra.com 20120320
      source: APNIC

      person: Telstra-International IPNPD
      address: 14/F Telecom House, 3 Gloucester Road, Wanchai
      country: HK
      phone: +852 2983 3388
      fax-no: +852 2597 5896
      e-mail: ipnpd@team.telstra.com
      nic-hdl: TI55-AP
      abuse-mailbox: abuse@team.telstra.com
      mnt-by: MAINT-HK-TI
      changed: terry.choy@team.telstra.com 20120209
      source: APNIC

      person: Telstra-International IPNOC
      address: 14/F Telecom House, 3 Gloucester Road, Wanchai
      country: HK
      phone: +852 2983 4018
      e-mail: ipnoc@team.telstra.com
      nic-hdl: TI54-AP
      abuse-mailbox: abuse@team.telstra.com
      mnt-by: MAINT-HK-TI
      changed: terry.choy@team.telstra.com 20120209
      source: APNIC

    Get our 'Best of the Week' newsletter on Fridays

    Just the most important stories, one email a week.

    Email address:

  • Most Popular Content

  • Six smart secrets for nurturing customer relationships
    [ad] Today, we are experiencing a world where behind every app, every device, and every connection, is a customer. Your customers will demand you to be where they and managing customer relationship is the key to your business’s growth. The question is where do you start? Click here to download six free whitepapers to help you connect with your customers in a whole new way.
  • Enterprise IT stories

    • WA Health told: Hire a goddamn CIO already doctor

      A state parliamentary committee has told Western Australia’s Department of Health to end four years of acting appointments and hire a permanent CIO, in the wake of news that the lack of such an executive role in the department contributed directly to the fiasco at the state’s new Fiona Stanley Hospital, much of which has revolved around poorly delivered IT systems.

    • Former whole of Qld Govt CIO Grant resigns petergrant

      High-flying IT executive Peter Grant has left his senior position in the Queensland State Government, a year after the state demoted him from the whole of government chief information officer role he had held for the second time.

    • Hills dumped $18m ERP/CRM rollout for Salesforce.com hills

      According to a blog post published by Salesforce.com today, one of Ted Pretty’s first moves upon taking up managing director role at iconic Australian brand Hills in 2012 was to halt an expensive traditional business software project and call Salesforce.com instead.

    • Dropbox opens Sydney office koalabox

      Cloud computing storage player Dropbox has announced it is opening an office in Sydney, as competition in the local enterprise cloud storage market accelerates.

    • Heartbleed, internal outages: CBA’s horror 24 hours commbankatm

      The Commonwealth Bank’s IT division has suffered something of a nightmare 24 hours, with a catastrophic internal IT outage taking down multiple systems and resulting in physical branches being offline, and the bank separately suffering public opprobrium stemming from contradictory statements it made with respect to potential vulnerabilities stemming from the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug.

    • Android in the enterprise: Three Aussie examples from Samsung androidapple

      Forget iOS and Windows. Today we present three decently sized deployments of Android in the Australian market on Samsung’s hardware, which the Korean vendor has dug up from its archives over the past several years for us after a little prompting :)

    • Businesslink cancelled Office 365 rollout cancelled

      Microsoft has been on a bit of a tear recently in Australia with its cloud-based Office 365 platform, signing up major customers such as the Queensland Government, Qantas, V8 Supercars and rental chain Mr Rental. And it’s not hard to see why, with the platform’s hybrid cloud/traditional deployment model giving customers substantial options. However, as iTNews reported last week, it hasn’t been all plain sailing for Redmond in this arena.

    • Qld Govt inks $26.5m deal for Office 365 walker

      The Queensland State Government yesterday announced it had signed a $26.5 million deal with Microsoft which will gain the state access to Microsoft’s Office 365 software and services platform. However, with the deal not covering operating system licences and not being mandatory for departments and agencies, it remains unclear what its impact will be.

    • Hospital IT booking system ‘putting lives at risk’ doctor

      A new IT booking platform at the Austin Hospital and Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne is reportedly placing the welfare of patients with serious conditions at risk.

    • Bailey quits Macquarie for non-profit COO role marc-bailey

      Long-time Macquarie University chief information officer Marc Bailey has left the educational institution to join non-profit group Intersect, which focuses on applying advanced ICT technologies to the practice of research.

  • Enterprise IT, Featured, News - Apr 16, 2014 16:49 - 0 Comments

    WA Health told: Hire a goddamn CIO already

    More In Enterprise IT

    News, Telecommunications - Apr 16, 2014 11:46 - 66 Comments

    CBN FTTN test shows speeds of 105Mbps

    More In Telecommunications

    Industry, News - Apr 15, 2014 15:54 - 3 Comments

    Hackett takes 40 percent UltraServe stake

    More In Industry

    Analysis, Digital Rights - Apr 14, 2014 9:40 - 7 Comments

    NAB’s Bitcoin ban a symptom of the digital currency threat

    More In Digital Rights