Oracle to launch Melbourne cloud region


Oracle will launch a Melbourne region for its cloud services as part of its push to add 20 new regions to its portfolio by the end of next year.

The company aims to end 2020 with a total of 36 Oracle Cloud infrastructure regions. Currently the company operates 16 Oracle Cloud regions (five of those are dedicated to government).

Oracle last month launched a new Generation 2 Cloud region in Sydney.

The company used its Oracle Openworld conference in San Francisco to detail its in-country dual region strategy, offering customers on-shore options for disaster recovery.

“Enterprise customers worldwide require geographically distributed regions for true business continuity, disaster protection and regional compliance requirements. Multiple availability domains within a region will not address this issue,” said Don Johnson, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.




10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

NAB adds Google to mix as it continues its multi-cloud push


National Australia Bank’s multi-cloud strategy has expanded to encompass Google, NAB announced today.

The bank said that Google Cloud would join Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in its portfolio of public cloud providers as it looks to migrate some 35 per cent of its applications to the cloud by the end of next year.

NAB’s chief technology and operations officer, Patrick Wright, cited Google’s strengths in data analytics, machine learning and container management as particular drawcards.

“Our customers are asking us to better understand their needs and to meet those expectations far more efficiently than we’ve been able to previously,” Wright said in a statement.

“Investment in data is a critical element of our digital transformation – to be able to use data to develop products and services to improve customer experiences and be able to anticipate their needs.”

In April 2018 the bank announced the launch of NAB Cloud Guild as it sought to build up its in-house cloud expertise. The program initially had a focus on AWS, with the bank using Amazon’s services for its initial foray into using public cloud to store and process its data.

In October 2018, NAB revealed details of its collaboration with Microsoft, including shifting key platforms such as SAP to Azure.

Later in 2018, the bank announced that although it was firmly in the multi-cloud camp, AWS had been selected as its “long term strategic cloud provider”. NAB said in November it believed some its core banking systems would be shifted to AWS by the end of 2019.

The bank revealed earlier this year that in the six months ended 31 March it moved 128 applications on to cloud services, with 198 of its applications now running on cloud infrastructure. NAB has also moved to aggressively shut down legacy applications.

The bank said today that it now had 400 applications in the cloud, with its overall number of applications reduced by 8 per cent.

Wright said today in an interview released by NAB that competitive tension was one of the appealing aspects of the multi-cloud approach. The NAB CTOO said that multi-cloud enabled the bank to shift workloads across platforms and integrate a range of tools and capabilities.

“We’re designing our most critical applications to be portable between cloud partners to avoid concentration risk which is an important regulatory and risk consideration,” Wright said in a statement.

“We also want to tap into the advanced capabilities of the world’s best cloud providers to improve customer experience,” the NAB tech executive said.

“Google’s history of embracing open source technology enhances our ability to orchestrate infrastructure effectively across multi-cloud environments, and their software-based platform, Anthos, is a unique solution that we’ll explore further over time.”

NAB has added GCP training modules to its NAB Cloud and Analytics Guild education program. It said it will also move to integrate GCP capabilities into the NAB Discovery Cloud and Data Hub.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Cloudcloud computingGooglemicrosoft azureNABAmazon Web Services (AWS)Google Cloud Platform




10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos – Cloud – Networking – Security – Software


Facebook Inc is teaming up with Microsoft Corp , the Partnership on AI coalition and academics from several universities to launch a contest to better detect deepfakes, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

The social media giant is putting US$10 million into the “Deepfake Detection Challenge,” which aims to spur detection research. As part of the project, Facebook is commissioning researchers to produce realistic deepfakes to create a data set for testing detection tools.

The company said the videos, which will be released in December, will feature paid actors and that no user data would be utilized.

In the run-up to the US presidential election in November 2020, social platforms have been under pressure to tackle the threat of deepfakes, which use artificial intelligence to create hyper-realistic videos where a person appears to say or do something they did not.

While there has not been a well-crafted deepfake video with major political consequences in the United States, the potential for manipulated video to cause turmoil was recently demonstrated by a “cheapfake” clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, manually slowed down to make her speech seem slurred.

In August, the Democratic National Committee demonstrated the threat from deepfake videos by creating one of its own Chairman Tom Perez, to make the audience at hacker convention Def Con think the real Perez had Skyped into the conference.

“They (deepfakes) lower the bar for an adversary that wants to create manipulated media,” said Matt Turek, who runs DARPA’s Media Forensics program.

Some researchers are working on systems to authenticate a video or image at the point of capture through digital watermarking. But the rapid evolution of deepfake technology has created an arms race between deepfake creators and those trying to detect videos.

“It’s a cat-and-mouse game. If I design a detection for deepfakes, I’m giving the attacker a new discriminator to test against,” said Siddharth Garg, an assistant professor of computer engineering at New York University’s Tandon School.

The technology is also growing more accessible for less-skilled creators. Last week, a Chinese app called Zao that allows users to convincingly morph their faces onto movie stars rocketed to the top of the country’s app store, though it also faced a backlash over privacy concerns.

Some online deepfake creators have also been tapping into this market for easy-to-make deepfakes. Machine-learning enthusiasts based in countries from Poland to Japan are making it easier for people to access custom deepfakes.

They are uploading step-by-step YouTube tutorials, charging US$30 for 50 words of an AI-powered Trump voice impersonation and running self-service websites that churn out deepfakes.

The Deepfake Detection Challenge is not the first time that Facebook, which does not currently have a specific policy regarding deepfake videos, has funded academic research into the threat.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff demanded in July that Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google , which owns YouTube, share their plans to tackle deepfakes. Facebook said it is spending US$7.5 million on teams at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Maryland and Cornell University in response to the threat.

One of these teams, run by UC Berkeley Professor Hany Farid, is building “soft biometric models,” which map real politicians’ facial quirks, from Senator Bernie Sanders’ eyebrow jumps to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s head turns, to detect if a new video is fake.

Facebook’s new contest, which builds on its ties with these researchers, will involve academics from Cornell Tech, MIT, University of Oxford, UC Berkeley, University of Maryland, College Park, and University at Albany-SUNY.

In a statement on Thursday, Schiff called the contest a “promising step.”


10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

Tesla’s use of individual driver data for insurance ‘state-by-state proposition’ – Finance – Cloud – Hardware


Tesla Inc’s use of individual customer data, such as vehicle camera footage and GPS, to price its new insurance products will depend on drivers’ authorization and individual US state laws, a senior company executive said on Wednesday.

“The data is there, it’s all there, cameras in and all around your car, all of the data points are there,” Matthew Edmonds, Tesla’s Head of Insurance, said at an auto insurance conference in Chicago.

“It really comes down to case law, and how much of the data we can utilize. It would have to be a state-by-state proposition,” Edmonds said.

Tesla last week said it was launching an insurance service designed to give drivers in California, its biggest market, lower rates because of safety features on its electric vehicles.

The company did not name an insurance partner, but the California Department of Insurance website showed Tesla was licensed as a broker to conduct business on behalf of the State National Insurance Company Inc, a unit of Markel Corp.

Chief Executive Elon Musk has been one of the strongest proponents of the idea that car insurance rates should plummet as driver-assist and self-driving technology become standard.

US insurers say they currently do not have sufficient data to validate auto industry promises of safety benefits from automated driving systems, citing automakers’ reluctance to provide detailed information on models sold with those features, a lack of consistent standards, drivers’ unpredictable use of the systems and higher repair costs.

Tesla is one of the few manufacturers whose vehicles are largely standard-equipped with advanced driver assistance features, including cameras monitoring lane keeping and recording vehicle surroundings.

California regulatory insurance filings in May said Tesla’s insurance product might use “direct data feeds with customer permission.”

But Tesla’s insurance website states it uses “anonymized, aggregate data” to inform insurance rates, adding that it does not currently use data from individual vehicles, such as GPS or video footage.

Edmonds on Wednesday said the company currently was not using much data beyond regular auto insurance pricing components, which include variables such as a driver’s age, years of driving experience, safety record and annual mileage.

He declined to say when the company would consider using additional data to price insurance rates.

Asked what states Tesla would expand its insurance program to next, Edmonds said: “Find the states where the population is, those will be the states we’ll be going to.”


10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

NSW govt puts a cap into tech consulting fees – Finance – Cloud – Software – Telco/ISP


Technology consultants earning thousands of dollars a day on transformation projects in NSW government agencies are set to have their daily rates capped, as the state’s Finance Minister Damien Tudehope metes out strict new IT cost controls stipulated in 2019 State Budget.

Tudehope has confirmed to iTnews plans are now being drawn-up to apply cost controls similar to a crackdown on so-called Big Four consulting fees, which that caps consultants’ maximum daily rates at $4000 and includes a price schedule for specific grades and kinds of work.

The Finance minister is unapologetic about the big clawback that is on the Budget books at $731 million.

“This is all about ensuring we get the best advice in order to achieve the best outcome at the best possible value for NSW taxpayers,” Tudehope told iTnews.

“The capped rates work to reduce consultancy costs and deliver better value for money. These capped daily rates apply to a subset of consulting services under the Performance and Management Services Prequalification Scheme.

“The NSW Government is also in the process of developing a commercial framework for IT Consulting under the ICT Procurement Scheme,” Tudehope said.

Notably, telecommunications consultants are already roped in under the Performance and Management Services Prequalification Scheme (PMSPS).

The rollout of price caps for consulting rates, which hit on 1st July, has prompted concerted grizzling within major consultancies.

The state government’s now not-so-secret rate card was also leaked to the Australian Financial Review.

But the capped rates in NSW are comparatively monastic to that of Canberra, where McKinsey reportedly bowled up a daily rate of $16,000 in a pitch document for work on the overhaul of Human Services to Services Australia.

Treasurer and Former finance minister Dominic Perrottet has long had his eye on reducing the sometimes rapacious fees extracted by consultants, especially for increasingly commoditised work like service digitisation or embedding agile practices into agencies.

A protracted technology skills shortage hasn’t helped either, especially when banks pay rates well above government for permanent or long contract tech talent, a situation that’s allowed consultants to thrive by becoming price-makers not price-takers.

One issue the NSW government has to carefully navigate setting services rate caps is not to price itself out of the market, especially for limited skills pools that are also in high demand in private industry.

Some public sector agencies are currently allowed to pay ‘out of band’ for particularly hard to fill roles, with hotspots known to include cyber security and financials systems rebuilds.

What constitutes IT consulting as opposed to ‘performance and management services’ has become a bit of a moveable feast.

With digital delivery now becoming mainstream, what were once discreet tech practices now appear to be getting bolted onto other business lines covered by the ban.

Buried under umbrella consulting “engagement types” like business processes, project management and change management are a subset of “capabilities” that set out specific areas covered by the PMSPS and thus the consulting fee cap.

Under “government and business strategy” the capabilities of “Organisational Design / Transformation” and “Business intelligence” are listed while “project management” scoops up “’Lean’, ‘Agile’, ‘Design Thinking’”.

“Financial services” collects “IT investigation and forensic financial investigations” for forensic accounting, while audit, quality assurance and risk gets external audits of “general computer controls (including information systems security).”

Salesforce consultants will not be please. CRM systems get a mention under the “service delivery” section of “specialised services.”

A date for when the IT consulting “commercial framework” come into effect was not provided.

The current PMS scheme changes listed for suppliers include “the introduction of a standard commercial framework for the PMS Scheme including role type definitions, capped resource rates, discount structure and capped expenses.”


10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

Nestlé Australia launches onto Amazon’s managed blockchain – Cloud


Nestlé Australia is using Amazon’s managed blockchain service to power a new supply chain transparency project called ‘Chain of Origin’.

Details of the project were revealed overnight after the project won an award from technology analysts IDC.

“Chain of Origin is Nestlé’s answer to complete supply chain transparency, from crop to cup and with technology at its heart,” IDC said.

“In collaboration with Amazon’s managed blockchain, they have set up a Hyperledger Fabric network and invited partners to collaborate with their supply chain transparency efforts. 

“This will allow customers and supply chain partners to track their products on the blockchain from the farm all the way through to consumption.”

Chain of Origin was registered as a separate business under Nestlé Australia on July 2 this year.

Armin Nehzat, a Sydney-based digital technology manager for Nestlé, told Tech Wire Asia yesterday that a proof-of-concept for Chain of Origin had been spun up with little resourcing or investment.

While that had allowed the company to build a business case – using a nascent AWS service – actually moving ahead with the project was challenging.

“It has been testing how quickly we can move as an organization to completely review how we do business, from sourcing products at the micro lot level, all the way through to tracking products individually to the end consumers,” Nehzat said.

Nestlé Australia made clear earlier this year that it had active plans for blockchain technology in the Oceania region as part of a broader digital transformation effort.

One of the first examples to emerge was a pilot to “trace milk from farms and producers in New Zealand to Nestlé factories and warehouses in the Middle East”, using a blockchain-based project called OpenSC.

Chain of Origin is the second blockchain-based effort to emerge.

IDC said the project aimed to meet “growing customer demand for provenance visibility”, helping them “understand more about where the products they are consuming come from.”

Provenance has certainly been recognised as a trend among other participants in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) space.

Woolworths is using internet of things technology to track the provenance of items traversing its supply chain, with plans to make some data available to shoppers.

IBM Australia is also trialling a blockchain-based provenance solution with meat processor Thomas Foods International and Drakes Supermarkets, using it trace the origin of an Angus Scotch fillet steak.


10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

New Telstra service facilitates secure B2B data sharing


A new service built by Telstra in partnership with Microsoft allows enterprises to share access to their data with business partners via a secure, permission-based platform.

Telstra is initially focusing on the logistics, water and agricultural sectors for its Data Hub offering. The telco’s group executive, product and technology, Christian von Reventlow, said that 99 per cent of businesses’ data was “simply unused.”

“Tonnes and tonnes of insights are left on the table and don’t get leveraged,” he told a press briefing at Telstra Vantage. In logistics alone, “billions of dollars” of value in Australia could be unlocked through better use of data; globally, the opportunity is in the trillions, he said.

Telstra had the opportunity to “do something in Australia and then scale it globally,” acting as a facilitator for data exchange.

The Telstra Data Hub product owner, Julian Butler, said that the telco had spoken to more than 500 customers over the last two years about their challenges with sharing transactional data with business partners.




10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

Aussie loyalty data lakes targeted in ACCC crackdown – Cloud – Storage


Australia’s competition watchdog is turning its attention to the vast data holdings amassed by supermarkets, airlines and other loyalty scheme operators – as well as by data brokers – and the liberties taken with that data.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commision (ACCC) said today it saw parallels in the way loyalty scheme operators and big digital platforms handled customer data.

The ACCC sounded an ominous and unambiguous warning to the loyalty sector: tighten your data practices or face some of the same significant reforms being pushed onto digital platform owners like Facebook and Google.

“The ACCC is concerned about a range of data practices of loyalty schemes,” it said in a draft report on the sector. [pdf]

“The ACCC’s view is that the issues of concern identified in this report have direct parallels with those identified in the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry. 

“These include concerns about: insufficient transparency and meaningful consumer control over the collection, use and disclosure of consumer data; a lack of informed and genuine choice for consumers engaging in the digital economy; [and] a lack of consumer protection and effective deterrence under existing laws governing data collection.”

The competition watchdog suggested that loyalty schemes relied on “broad consents” and “vague disclosures” about how they collected, used and disclosed data.

It said there were “significant information asymmetries” between consumers and loyalty schemes, and that meant consumers often had “limited insight and control” over where their data ended up.

The ACCC put loyalty scheme operators on notice to take action.

“Loyalty schemes should take steps now to address the concerns raised by the ACCC to improve the transparency of their data practices and the ability of consumers to control how their data is collected, used and disclosed,” the commission said.

The ACCC makes it clear that it is not just the primary data collectors – such as supermarkets and airlines – that will be targeted.

The watchdog is keen to dig into so-called passive data collection methods, citing several examples, including allowing Woolworths Rewards customers to log in with Facebook credentials, the linking of payment card information to Rewards or Flybuys accounts, and Woolworths’ AI ambitions.

Data brokers and data-sharing platforms are also in the ACCC’s sights.

The draft report names brokers including “Quantium, Acxiom, Experian and Lexer”, as well as data sharing platforms like Data Republic, which counts Westpac and Qantas among its investors.

Quantium’s role in the sharing of anonymised data has also come under the microscope previously.

The ACCC is also set to examine other ways that big brands monetise loyalty data, such as via digital marketing services or data-matching to produce detailed consumer behavioural reports.

The ACCC crackdown comes against a backdrop of big brands continuing to pump investment into their respective schemes, as well as data brokerages.

Earlier this week, Wesfarmers and Coles put another $16 million into an ambitious expansion of the Flybuys scheme.


10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

Swinburne Uni is building AWS into its courses – Cloud


Swinburne University of Technology is putting together a new two-year Associate Degree focused on cloud technology, with emphasis on applying AWS services to industry issues.

The university’s principal advisor for Industry 4.0, Andrew Roadknight, told AWS Community Day in Melbourne last week the new degree will incorporate coursework from AWS Academy.

AWS Academy provides “ready to teach” curricula that is aligned with the skills necessary to achieve AWS certifications.

“What we are looking at doing is building out this new program – we hope to launch it next year – where students will have a really deep understanding and knowledge of what cloud technology is and how it is embedded into the future world of work when it comes to using AWS in various different forms,” Roadknight said.

“We want to make sure that we give students the best opportunity, which is why we want to use AWS to do so. So as part of a few of our programs, we are using the AWS Academy.”

Roadknight said the alignment of AWS Academy’s curricula to certification was useful both for students and the university.

“Part of what we are looking at is providing the platform to enable students to go and sit these certifications through the education and the training that they are undertaking,” he said.

“At the same time, it helps baseline the program against what industry is looking for.”

The latter was particularly important to Swinburne. 

“The new normal is all about making sure that what you do in the classroom is reflective of what is actually happening out there in industry,” Roadknight said.

“We want to make sure that what you’re doing is happening out there, the technology that you are using in the classroom is being used out there. 

“We don’t intend to spend six months looking at a particular technology that might not be used in six months’ time – what’s the point?

“What we want to do is actually build the skills and knowledge for the learner to be able to experiment with something, trial it, see how it goes. If it’s worth pursuing, cool, let’s keep using it and build on it. If it’s not worth doing, chuck it. Let’s start with something else.”

Roadknight noted a trend generally in vocational and higher education to undertake “collaborative curriculum design” works with industry.

In the context of the forthcoming Associate Degree, Roadknight said the intention was to keep the coursework relatively fluid.

“With an Associate Degree, we are able to change curriculum and make sure that it’s almost like a living curriculum,” he said.

“No one program will essentially be the same, because we want to make sure that each person’s experience of traveling through the program is unique to them.”

In addition to directly exposing students to uses for AWS, Roadknight said the Associate Degree is intended to help students develop soft skills such as mindset.

Roadknight characterised it as developing “creative thinking and that real adoption of ‘how do we do things better?’”

“We want to bring industry engagement projects and project-based learning into the course, so students get to work on projects – whether they be societally-focused or just industry-engaged projects,” he said.

Some of the industry engagement side of the course was likely to be delivered through a Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) set up by Swinburne and AWS earlier this year.

“We will have the … CIC involved later on in the course to bring technology and real world projects together so that you actually get to solve some really interesting problems, or at least work towards contributing to the solving of those,” Roadknight said.

More broadly, Roadknight indicated that AWS courses could be offered more broadly in a range of degrees where technology and cloud skills were becoming more important.

“We currently have an advanced manufacturing program that has AWS built into it for the IoT aspect of advanced manufacturing, of capturing data on a manufacturing line and then pushing that up to the cloud,” he said.

“We are working to increase the capacity and use of AWS across the university.”

This could target everything from university-run programs aimed at K-12 primary and secondary students “right through to our certificate IV programs, our diploma programs, associated degree and our Bachelor programs,” Roadknight explained.

“We want to make sure that anybody that’s doing some sort of tech-related course, or anything that touches on tech, does engage with AWS, or some sort of cloud tech along the way.”


10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.

Google eyes second Australian cloud region, is keen to host classified data


Google has continued to build up the capacity of its Sydney cloud region since its mid-2017 launch, but the company is also in throes of planning for a second Australian-based region.

“We continue to bring more and more capacity and more and more capability to our infrastructure as we grow and the demand grows,” said Colin Timm, Google Cloud’s ANZ country director.

The second Australia-based Google Cloud Platform region will be located in another capital city. The cloud provider isn’t yet prepared to publicly announce the city, but Timm told Computerworld “it stands to reason, we need to be close to our customers”.

“Obviously we’re providing for disaster recovery across sovereign data and of course we’re reducing latency at every turn,” the local Google Cloud head said. “Hang that off of Google’s private network that we have, and the subsea cables now around the other end of Australia [the INDIGO cable system] — that presents for a very solid story around our capacity in-country.”

The cloud provider is also interested in making it easier for government agencies to use its services to process classified data.

In December 2018, the Australian Cyber Security Centre announced that 16 Google Cloud Platform services had been certified for use with unclassified but sensitive government data.

Google was added to the Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL), joining the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft, as well as Australian providers such as Macquarie Telecom, Sliced Tech and Vault Systems.

The certified services comprised compute (Compute Engine, App Engine and Kubernetes Engine), storage (Cloud Storage and Persistent Disk), networking (Virtual Private Cloud, Cloud Load Balancing and Cloud DNS), security (Cloud Key Management Service and Cloud IAM), management (Stackdriver), data analytics (Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Dataproc and Cloud Datalab), and databases (Cloud SQL and Cloud Datastore).

“We are working to the next level of certification,” Timm said. “We have policy people landing on shore here; we will be relentless in our pursuit of that.”

Google is intent on building out its base of public sector customers, Timm said.

Microsoft had its certification for hosting data classified as Protected accepted in April 2018, coinciding with the company’s launch of its government-focused Canberra Azure regions. In January 2019, AWS received the green light to host government data classified at the Protected level. Macquarie, Sliced and Vault are also certified for hosting Protecting data.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags governmentCloudcloud computingGoogleGoogle Cloud PlatformCertified Cloud Services List




10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something anonymously on Internet.