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.
Data centre transfer switches normally fall into one of two categories: relay-based Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) or Static Transfer Switches (STS). Both have inherent design flaws that hinder performance and reliability — two areas where a hybrid transfer rack switch really excels.
ServiceNow and UXC Keystone have been selected to provide the core platform for GovDC Marketplace, a one-stop shop for NSW government agencies to procure approved ICT services.
ASX CIO Tim Thurman has been appointed chair of a 10-member advisory board for the NSW Government's Data Analytics Centre.
Can Micro Data Centres play a role in decreasing the burdens placed upon IT infrastructure, in particular those located at the 'Edge'?
The NSW Government has refreshed its data centre reform strategy document to give agencies with specialist infrastructure requirements more time to migrate to the new centralised government data centres.
The NSW Government's Data Analytics Centre signals a step towards a data-driven citizenry, greater government accountability and the chance to discover new opportunities.
New South Wales Minister for Innovation Victor Dominello used a keynote at the IFIP World Computer Congress to detail plans for the state's new whole-of-government Data Analytics Centre.
The growth of virtual server and storage techniques in enterprise data centres requires a rethink of network topography and congestion management. Opinion.