May, 2013: DevOps Down Under Australia sponsors have today announced the event will return to Sydney in 2013. The two-day conference will this year bring together software and operations to collaborate around an in-depth program of topics and issues that relate to technical developers on July 12 and 13. Renowned globally for its highly respected speaker programs designed to bring technical development and operations together in a single forum, the event returns to Australia in 2013 following a one year hiatus. This year’s event will be hosted in Sydney.
July, 2013: Independent Australian managed web hosting and infrastructure provider, Anchor, has today announced a second point of presence in Australia. The new data centre, based in Mascot, extends Anchor’s existing data centres in Ultimo and California, and is due for completion by November 2013. Anchor is one of Australia’s leading web hosting providers, working with over 3,000 clients including Booktopia, Huggies, Airtasker, Specsavers, TestFlight and Github. Priding themselves on innovation through technology, Anchor is the first Australian company to partner with global ecommerce platform, Magento.
We’re developers, not sysadmins. Our previous hosting company kept on telling us to add more boxes. We did, but later discovered that they’d never been connected to the load balancer! Working with Anchor has been a relief — extremely professional and very experienced. They reconfigured with fewer servers, better site performance, and we have a clear growth plan.” Ben Still – Managing Director, Redant
Being a new startup in Australia we needed a reliable hosting partner that could manage our platform and cope with periods of high traffic to our apps. Anchor not only provided a stable and scalable service but went above and beyond in terms of consultation and around the clock support. We’re super glad to know that we can always count on Anchor as one of our partners!” – Jonathan Lui – Founder and COO, Airtasker
After a few conversations with Anchor, it was clear their team was a phenomenal fit for TestFlight. We would love to take credit for everything.. but the reality is that Anchor brought a wealth of experience to the table. They took our stack, analysed it and came up with a plan of attack which involved some fantastic technologies only well-bearded individuals should touch.” −Trystan Kosmynka – Co-Founder and CTO, Test Flight
The Company Specsavers is not just a big retail business — it’s the world’s fastest-growing optometry retailer. Originating in the UK, they’ve grown to more than 26,000 employees worldwide, and operate more than 14,000 stores located across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Spain.
The Company RateCity is one of Australia’s leading online financial comparison services. Partnered with NineMSN and utilising a constant data feed provided by the likes of Canstar Cannex, they provide a one stop shop for anyone looking for financial recommendations. Through their website they allow comparisons to be made, not only across major credit card, loan and insurance vendors, but also the offerings from most major savings and investment brokers in the industry. Using a feed of data they receive periodic updates from in excess of 250 financial institutions. This allows for over 13,000 products to be evaluated and represented in an easy to consume format on their website.
The Company Since launching in 2008, GradConnection has grown to receiving over 10,000 visits every day from graduates, and nearly half of all university students in Australia use GradConnection to find their first job. Success didn’t come overnight though, and not without help – Anchor worked closely with GradConnection to ensure the reliability and performance of their online business.
I trust the team at Anchor more than any other systems administrators I’ve ever worked with” Tom Preston-Werner – Co-founder, GitHub The Company GitHub is all about collaboration, Social Networking meets Source Code Management. Since bursting onto the scene in 2008, they’ve grown to over two million users and hosting over three and a half million repositories of code.
We provide the online community engagement presence for our clients, and as such we need to ensure that their sites are available and functioning 24/7. It is also very important that we capture all of the participation activity and have analytics available to our clients from across the globe at all times.” Karthik Reddy – CTO, Bang The Table.