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.
Allied Telesis has launched the AT-CV5001, 18-slot managed Converteon media converter chassis, with efficient power supply and dual redundant hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies with up to two redundant management cards.
The iSOFT Group, one of the largest providers of healthcare IT solutions worldwide, has completed a data centre transformation project with Hewlett-Packard (HP) that has reduced operating and energy costs while enabling growth.
Eaton Corporation has announced its Energy Saver System technology that is claimed to enable large, three-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) to operate at the highest efficiency in the industry - 99% - with reliability.
Dell has announced that Guidance Software’s computer forensics solution EnCase Forensic has been certified to work on Dell’s Digital Forensics solution. The two companies will also work together to bring the Digital Forensics solution to their key users globally.
Diskeeper has launched Diskeeper 2010 Performance Software - claimed to be the only product available that prevents fragmentation.
Silent Cube, distributed by The Microcare Group, is a permanent data storage and archiving system.
The SC200 V3 power system controller for telecommunications network operators features automated site energy-control options.
Eaton has announced that its range of supervision and protection products is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system.
With the world running out of energy and the concomitant need to conserve energy, measuring the amount of energy used in data centres and the whole enterprise is critical. Merri Mack looks at proposed ways energy is to be measured and some of the small steps being made to implement a standard metric.
There is no doubt that the once humble data centre is at the zenith of recognition with interest unabated this year. We look at all aspects of design of the data centre right down to finding the best site and why the push for a green data centre is more about conserving power and costs rather than really being green. Merri Mack reports.
The demand for and reliance on electricity has far outstripped the ability of the public suppliers to deliver it. Moreover, many power outages occur inside the average Australian installation. Eaton issues advice to protect against power outages during severe weather, heat, electrical storms and cyclones.