Just as households and businesses prepare for bushfires every summer, so too should governments make provision for data disaster recovery.
The Unanderra Data Centre has just been expanded due to growing demand.
Communications and citizen experience within the government sector is being redefined.
More informed, higher quality and faster decisions can be made when data is presented properly at every level of an organisation, and according to data titan Pete Williams, there's no area of business that hasn't been affected by the data-related opportunities now widely available.
Queensland's Metro North Hospital and Health Service has achieved cost savings and IT capacity improvements through the adoption of the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform.
Most US agencies are not even attempting to meet legislated requirements for consolidating and optimising inefficient data centres, according to a new audit.
A new data centre will be developed in Fyshwick by Canberra Data Centres.
Deakin University and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to improve data collection processes.
The energy needs of server rooms, the heart of an enterprise, are escalating dramatically year by year. In 2015, the total power consumption of server rooms worldwide came to 416.2 terawatts per hour, greatly exceeding the total power usage of advanced countries such as the United Kingdom. Add on to that the fact that power consumption resulting from the cloud will increase 63% by 2020, according to a Smarter 2020 report, and the magnitude of the issue becomes clear.
While governments share many of the same sort of data centre concerns with the private sector, there are some public sector challenges that need addressing, said Zerto's Matthew Kates.
As we start the new year, it's clear that 2016 was a watershed in highlighting the importance of availability around the globe, but it is only gaining momentum as customers and partners demand availability.
The NSW Government will hold its GovDC Marketplace Event 2017 in Waverley on 14 September and is taking registrations of interest from potential delegates and sponsors.
The NSW Government has engaged Metronode to expand the capacity at its Silverwater and Unanderra data centres, the facilities used for the state government's GovDC data centre consolidation program.
A power outage at a data centre housing a number of Tasmanian government servers led to a disruption in a number of health department systems and the central traffic signals control system in Hobart.
The leader of the GovDC project to consolidate the NSW Government's data centres into two central facilities, Pedro Harris, will resign from his role at the end of next month.