Power IQ Data Center energy management software claims to be a secure, centralised, power management solution that consolidates high volumes of power data and transforms it into useful information efficiently. It is suitable for the banking and financial services, government, communications and utilities sectors.
In the last few years, the data centre industry has been under increasing financial pressure driven by new IT technologies and rising energy costs. Christian Bertolini, APC by Schneider Electric, Chief Technology Officer, Pacific, sets out ways to alleviate these pressures and costs.
A metamorphosis underway with government data centres is set to accelerate later this year especially in the federal government sphere. This has been set in train by the Gershon review, an independent review of the Australian government’s use and management of information and communication technology. Merri Mack reports on the evolution of government data centres.
Canberra data centre manufacturer Datapod has won an Australian International Design Award for excellence in innovation and design in the Business and Technology category. It is the first time in the event’s history that a data centre design has received this award.
Hewlett-Packard has announced updates to its server management software suite that improve system operations and efficiency throughout the server life cycle. The company has also introduced the ProLiant DL360 G7 and DL 380 G7 rack-optimised servers that are claimed to deliver up to a 20:1 consolidation ratio, reducing floor space and improving data centre capacity.
Allied Telesis has launched the AT-CV5001 18-slot managed Converteon media converter chassis that uses a highly efficient power supply and dual redundant hot swappable AC or DC power supplies with up to two redundant management cards. It replaces the AT-CV5000 chassis.
Hitachi Data Systems has announced details of the claimed industry first non-proprietary platform that fuses an organisation’s server, storage and networking requirements.
Intel has launched the Xeon 7500 processor series, with Nehalem chip, that includes 2010 PC, laptop and server processors that increase energy efficiency and computing speed.
The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series processors deliver two security features - advanced encryption standard new instructions (AES-NI) and trusted execution technology (TXT) - that enable faster encryption and decryption performance for more secure transactions and virtualised environments, providing data centres with a strong foundation for cloud security.
Dell has announced four PowerEdge blade and rack servers - R910, M910, R810 and R815 - to provide an IT platform for virtualisation, server consolidation, mission-critical business and database applications.
Hewlett-Packard has introduced three ProLiant G7 server platforms that are claimed to offer improved performance and power savings over previous generations. The line includes the DL165 G7 and DL385 G7 rack-optimised servers, as well as the SL165z G7 scale-out ‘skinless’ server.
Global electricity prices have jumped more than 50% in the past five years, right along with a dramatic upswing in data centre energy consumption. Whether the motivation is reducing costs, minimising carbon footprint, or both, many Australian organisations are committed to finding solutions that help improve data centre efficiency. Emerson Network Power’s David Scott uncovers one solution guaranteed to lower your high-density energy bills.
There is certainly movement in the camp when it comes to data centre transformation (DCT) with the federal government and the NSW, Victorian and Queensland state governments each planning rationalisation of their data centres. Merri Mack reports on the steps in data centre transformation and what organisations should eventually aim for.
For Toyota Financial Services, one of Australia’s leading financiers, its IT systems are critical. Therefore, Toyota Financial Services decided to source a hardware maintenance provider to maintain the robustness of its IT systems, guaranteeing parts availability and a quick service response.
Eaton Corporation has created a Blackout Tracker that provides a snapshot of reported power outages across Australia and New Zealand.