Data centres

Incumbent server vendors on the way out

06 March, 2014 by Andrew Collins

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.

Data centre redesign provides flexibility for next decade

22 January, 2014 by

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.

Protecting pubs' power with UPSs

25 November, 2013 by

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.

Digital Realty opens second Melbourne DC

25 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Data centre provider Digital Realty has formally launched Digital Deer Park, its second facility in Victoria and its sixth in Australia.

Mission Australia goes mobile with private cloud

07 November, 2013 by

Not-for-profit organisation Mission Australia has implemented a private cloud on a new data centre platform to support IT initiatives including mobility.

Digital Realty gets Tier III cert for Melbourne DC

04 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Digital Realty's Deer Park data centre - its second in Melbourne - has been awarded full Tier III certification by the Uptime Institute.

Planning and controlling data centre downtime

03 September, 2013 by Mike Jansma*

A data centre can't function without experiencing some downtime. The art lies in controlling this downtime, planning it effectively into the data centre schedule.

Local data centre providers seek partnerships

20 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Growing competition in the A/NZ data centre market is putting pressure on providers to consolidate and move further up the services stack, according to IDC.

A day without COBOL

18 July, 2013 by Kylie Kelly, General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Micro Focus | Supplied by: Micro Focus Pty Ltd

Try to imagine what you would do if ATMs stopped working, credit card transactions couldn’t be processed, online purchases weren’t recognised and retail registers refused to work causing shops to shut down.

Unitas experiences 80% regional growth with new data centre provider

20 May, 2013 by

Choosing a new data centre provider has allowed Unitas Global to grow 80% in the Asia-Pacific region.

Oracle’s new SPARC servers light fire under IBM

27 March, 2013 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd

Oracle’s founder and CEO Larry Ellison today announced two new processor families and server ranges that, according to independent benchmarks, deliver markedly better bang for buck than IBM.

Yarra Valley Water simplifies IT with Oracle Exadata, Exalogic

11 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Yarra Valley Water (YVW) has replaced a series of Sun servers with a ‘black box’ approach involving Oracle’s Exadata and Exalogic. The new system can spin up environments in hours rather than weeks and provides easier management, allowing staff to focus on other projects.

The quest for a rock solid data centre

28 February, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

With the increasing demands by businesses and consumers for more data, it’s the data centre that’s feeling the squeeze. What’s it take to create a rock solid data centre?

Why are we building data centres?

21 February, 2013 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: Emerson Network Power

You’d think that with the consolidation of computing driven by blade servers and virtualisation that the number and size of data centres would be shrinking. But the opposite is true.

Auckland University outfits data centre with bespoke cabling solutions

15 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins | Supplied by: AFL Telecommunications Pty Ltd

Auckland University has implemented several cable management products and techniques in its new data centre, allowing for more efficient use of rack space and giving the university a means to audit its fibre cables.

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