Data centres

SAP to spend $150m on Canberra DC, institute

19 November, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SAP has allocated $150m towards opening a data centre in Canberra to provide cloud services for government agencies, as well as an institute that will develop new digital government capabilities.


Building a strategic data advantage

17 October, 2014 by Matt Miszewski, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Digital Realty | Supplied by: Digital Realty

What is the purpose of a data centre? Is it simply a place for you to plug in your servers, or can it address a higher business purpose?


Pacnet to offer NAS at NSW Govt data centre

16 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Pacnet will offer network and managed services to New South Wales Government departments using the consolidated Silverwater data centre.


Big data's need for data centre efficiency

15 October, 2014 by Francois Vazille, Vice President of IT Business, Pacific Zone, Schneider Electric | Supplied by: Schneider Electric IT Business

With big data and services growing six times faster than the overall ICT market, data centre operations must be capable of handling the rapidly increasing costs that come with retention of big data so as to save money and cut down on inefficiencies.


Digital Realty gets LEED cert for Aussie DCs

14 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust's Sydney and Melbourne data centres have become the first facilities in Australia to be certified under the LEED green building scheme.


Proximity to new energies the key to DC profitability

14 October, 2014 by Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena | Supplied by: Ciena Australia Pty Ltd

The real estate mantra is 'location, location, location' - which often means 'inner city'. But for data centres this is no longer necessarily true, especially when easy access to energy and low-cost rent in rural and regional areas is factored in.


Cool data centre in the heart of Melbourne

24 September, 2014 by | Supplied by: APC by Schneider Electric

When Vocus Communications decided to implement a world-class data centre in Melbourne's CBD, the result was a facility with a power usage effectiveness of 1.3 and target uptime of 100%.


Telstra expands partnerships with Cisco, Equinix

24 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Telstra Strategic Marketing Group

Telstra has arranged to link up with Equinix data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, and to extend its Telstra Cisco Intercloud rollout into Singapore and Hong Kong.


Manage IT resources better by outsourcing

15 September, 2014 by Angus Dorney* | Supplied by: Rackspace Hosting Australia Pty Ltd

By outsourcing at least some sectors of an IT department to a service provider, the department can turn its focus back to its core business.


Defence awards $800m centralised processing deal

12 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Lockheed Martin Australia, NEC Australia and other technology partners will help consolidate the Department of Defence's 280 data centres down to just 14.


Data centre decisions: past, present and future

10 September, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

The cloud and virtualisation are changing the data centre playing field, but the technology is not necessarily the most important aspect to consider. Reliability, support, user experience and legal issues remain critical.


Bureau of Meteorology to get new supercomputer

10 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Bureau of Meteorology has launched a request for tenders for a new supercomputer, which will be nearly 20 times faster than its current system, to help more accurately forecast natural disasters.


Cutting data centre energy costs

26 August, 2014 by Peter Prowse, General Manager, Data Centre Solutions, Dimension Data

Despite increasing demands on data centres and the rapidly increasing cost of energy, it is possible to limit the impact of power costs in data centres.


NSW Government expands Silverwater data centre

19 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government has launched the second stage of its purpose-built Silverwater data centre, and agencies from all departments have commenced migration to the new facility.


A 'wait loss' system for data centres

15 August, 2014 by Larry Hardesty

A new system developed by MIT researchers could reduce data-transmission delays across server farms by 99.6%.


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