Pacnet has been picked to join the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel, allowing it to provide data centre services to public sector organisations.
IBM will spend $3.2bn to research sub-7-nanometre transistors, post-silicon chips, cognitive and quantum computing and other ways to keep Moore's Law going while transforming how computers are designed.
The Australian data centre services market recorded revenues of $698 million in 2013 - a growth of 17.2% over 2012 - while revenue from co-location services increased by almost 17% during 2013.
Nearly 60% of Australian IT decision-makers expect to increase their data centre budgets by 5-10% in the next 12 months, with big data investments and virtualisation driving data centre growth.
The rapid proliferation of 'Internet of Things' devices and the large volumes of data they generate will transform data centres from centralised systems to distributed environments, Gartner predicts.
The existence of and potential for participation in a data centre community will be a potential opportunity for CIOs and IT managers to add competitive value for their organisations.
The traditional server OEMs are losing their grasp on the market, with at least one likely to partially exit the market by 2017, according to a recent Gartner report.
Southern Cross Health Society has rejigged its data centre design, boosting the facility's energy efficiency and providing enough flexibility to cover the organisation's racking needs for the next 10 years.
Data centre provider Digital Realty has formally launched Digital Deer Park, its second facility in Victoria and its sixth in Australia.
The ALH Group, which operates more than 320 licensed venues and over 460 retail liquor outlets across Australia, has implemented an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) at each of its pubs.