Melbourne IT nabs Seek CIO

Summary:Domain name and web hosting specialist Melbourne IT has hired former Seek chief information officer Tam Vu to lead a new project to provide broad integrated web services to customers.

Domain name and web hosting specialist Melbourne IT has hired former Seek chief information officer Tam Vu to lead a new project to provide broad integrated web services to customers.

Vu, an industry veteran with close to 15 years experience, left his job as CIO of recruitment site Seek in October 2008 after more than three years at the company. He was replaced by Seek internal staffer Carey Eaton.

Vu will oversee a range of IT transformations at Melbourne IT, whose 660 Australian staff run a number of large server farms and oversee around 500 terabytes of storage.

Tam Vu
(Credit: Seek)

Current Melbourne IT projects include the continued virtualisation of it's server farms, with 40 per cent of Melbourne IT's servers currently virtualised using VM Enterprise Virtual Server.

In addition, Melbourne IT expects to spend $3.4 million on new storage infrastructure, and expand its datacentre holdings in Australia and New Zealand.

Melbourne IT has also reported a 17 per cent in net profit after tax for the year 2008, giving the company what it described as six years of increasing revenues.

Topics: CXO

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