Data centres

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%.


Cloud and database services provide the right fit

13 August, 2014 by | Supplied by: Rackspace Hosting Australia Pty Ltd

To address seasonal demand, scale strategically and maintain its rapid growth, connected fitness company MapMyFitness uses a variety of Rackspace services.


Vocus buying Perth data centre for $12m

13 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Vocus Communications

Vocus Communications has arranged to buy ASG Group's Bentley Data Centre for $11.9m and become the IT vendor's preferred communications service provider.


Pacnet picked as government data centre supplier

04 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Driving the next generation of data centres

28 July, 2014 by David Reoch, Senior Director of Cloud Services, Gigamon | Supplied by: Gigamon

CIOs need several capabilities to overcome the challenges presented by the surge in virtualisation, cloud computing, mobility and video.


The hard questions to ask your data centre

23 July, 2014 by Kris Kumar* | Supplied by: Digital Realty

Providing state-of-the-art facilities is one thing, but data centre providers should do more to raise the bar of customer service.


IBM invests $3.2bn to prepare for post-silicon era

16 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Big data will drive data centre spending increase

09 July, 2014 by | Supplied by: Digital Realty

Big data will drive data centre growth in Australia, with more than 75% of Australian organisations expecting to increase spending on data centre facilities within the year.


Australian data centre services revenue to exceed $1.7 billion by 2020

24 June, 2014 by | Supplied by: Frost & Sullivan

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.


Australian IT leaders plan to hike data centre spend

14 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.


Internet of Things to transform the data centre

19 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 data centre as castle: digital communities behind the firewall

12 March, 2014 by Dr Glen Duncan*

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.


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