John Taylor - The cloud Application and Cost benefits

For a computer and internet bunny, what a challenge to provide some sort of summary of what John Taylor told us about the cloud this week!

However, what I think I learned (E&OE) was:

  • The cloud provides the ability to access high speed computing over the internet.

  • What makes this possible is the provision of multiple data centres all over the world, always available and durable and, most importantly, totally secure. Currently 20 centres are in service with another 4 on the way,

  • Sydney is our closest centre. N.Z. lacks security of power supply to be viable for this purpose.

  • Amazon Company, in 2006, decided to sell infrastructure as a service (iaas) based on its own development of massive systems of racks to handle its world-wide sales of books then other products.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) floated at $US18 per share – now worth about $1900!

  • The data centres provide at least 160 services to customers e.g.  app. creation, A.I., web applications, internet of things etc. etc.

  • Economy of scale has greatly reduced the cost of maintaining storage of data for customers whilst giving fastest performance, highest availability and reliability, the largest and most flexible global footprint and the strongest security.

  • You don’t buy a package, you just pay for what is used, when and where.

  • All data inputted is owned by the provider and can only be accessed by the provider’s personal system.

Jun 10, 2019 6:30 PM

Melissa Chan-Green (nee Melissa Davies) presents Newshub Live at 6 at weekends and is a reporter based in Auckland.

Melissa began her journalism career in 2002 working in Breakfast TV, before moving to TV3 and taking up the post of Europe Correspondent until 2016.

She’s covered the London 2012 Olympics and the Rio 2016 Olympics, Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. She was also the Newshub correspondent in Bermuda for the 2017 America’s Cup.

She’s reported on royal weddings and the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (meeting the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla along the way) but Melissa names her two career highlights however, as covering the centenary of the Gallipoli landings and the funeral of Nelson Mandela.

Jun 24, 2019 6:30 PM
A Year in Denmark
Jun 24, 2019 6:30 PM
A Year in New Zealand
Aug 05, 2019 6:30 PM
The Year Ahead
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Men In Black Movie night
Monterey Theatre
Jun 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
June Combined Board Meeting
Waipuna Hotel
Jun 17, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Pakuranga Rotary Changeover Brunch
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club
Jun 30, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
July Board Meeting
Waipuna Hotel
Jul 22, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
World Friendship Day
Jul 30, 2019
Rotary Membership and Development Month
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
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Rotary District 9920 Conference, 10- 12 May 2019 in Napier

From the amount of feedback I have had this Conference was an amazing success.

To begin, 10 Rotarians and Partners broke the journey to Napier by staying the Thursday Night in Taupo at The Millennium ( Manuels).A perfect way to relax and socialise with some of the Pakuranga Team. Clive and Jill Mc Donald joined us for Dinner.

Friday morning on to Napier where we joined the rest of the Pakuranga Team, 28 in total, staying at The Scenic Te Pania Hotel right opposite The Convention Centre.

Curtain Call
Panmure Bridge School Reading Programme

Anna Salmon is a Reading Recovery Teacher at Panmure and has put out a call for more Volunteers for the Reading Recovery Programme at Panmure Bridge School.  If you know of anybody interested in helping in this very gentle way the advancement of children, please contact Guy Clapshaw or Carol Holmes of the Auxilliary Club.