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Drivers and benefits of Edge Computing

11 July, 2016 by Andrew Kirker, General Manager, Data Centre, Schneider Electric

Edge Computing — moving data closer to the end user — can result in a better end-user computing experience and reduced data costs.

Going prefab — data centres on the move

28 September, 2015 by Andrew Kirker, General Manager Datacentres, Schneider Electric

Deployment of prefabricated data centre modules is substantially different to that of traditional data centre builds, so it's important for firms to understand how to implement them effectively.

What you need to know about flash storage

27 August, 2015 by Darren McCullum, Regional Sales Manager, XtremIO at EMC

There are four important reasons to consider flash storage over the traditional disk-based approach, and they are cost, capacity, simplification and flexibility, writes EMC's Darren McCullum.

Dept of Human Services opens new DC

25 May, 2015

The federal government has opened a new data centre in Fyshwick in a move that it says will save taxpayers millions in operating costs and provide vital stability for numerous government departments.

Building energy efficiency into data centres

25 May, 2015 by Alberto Zucchinali, Data Centre Solutions and Services Manager, EMEA, Siemon

The founding principles for data centre design are to select the right infrastructure architecture, choose the most thermally efficient layout and equipment, and monitor and dynamically manage the operation.

Telstra expands partnerships with Cisco, Equinix

24 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra has arranged to link up with Equinix data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, and to extend its Telstra Cisco Intercloud rollout into Singapore and Hong Kong.

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%.

Practical options for deploying IT equipment in server rooms and offices

13 February, 2014

This paper looks at typical problems with small server rooms and branch offices and some methods of improving the availability of IT operations in these scenarios. Download now.

Hitachi Unified Storage

08 May, 2012

Hitachi Unified Storage helps users meet application availability requirements and performance requirements with a lower investment.

How Fire & Rescue NSW deployed EMC technology and built a cloud for NSW emergency services

15 April, 2012

Fire & Rescue NSW, one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services, has deployed several EMC CLARiiON devices in a managed data centre. This has enabled the agency to double its storage efficiency and provide cloud services to other government agencies.

Exfo FTB-200 Fibre Channel Packet Blazer Test Module 8535

27 May, 2011

Available to rent, the Exfo FTB-200 Fibre Channel Packet Blazer Test Module 8535 supports BER testing of Fibre Channel circuits and 1, 2, 4 and 10x full-line-rate Fibre Channel traffic generation. Assess the capability of a link with round-trip latency measurements.

Storage maps the future of digital data

07 April, 2011 by Angus MacDonald*

The one consistent theme in the digital world is that growth is a constant. It is estimated that from 2009 to 2020, the size of the digital universe will have increased 44-fold; that is a 41% increase in capacity every year. Storing, locating and extracting value from high volumes of data will become increasingly complex. Oracle’s Angus MacDonald outlines a storage strategy to cope with this avalanche of data.

IBM data centre workload-optimised systems

14 March, 2011 by

IBM has announced workload-optimised systems to help users manage a range of more demanding data centre workloads.

Hitachi Ultrastar solid-state drives

02 December, 2010 by

The Ultrastar solid-state drive (SSD) family are claimed to be the first SAS and FC enterprise-class SSDs and are suitable for those using tiered storage as a method of managing the escalating performance, capacity, endurance and reliability requirements of data centres. The family is available in 100, 200 and 400 GB capacities, featuring both 2.5 6 Gbps serial attached SCSI (SAS) and 3.5 4 Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces.

Hewlett-Packard BladeSystem Virtual Connect and Matrix

07 July, 2010 by

The BladeSystem portfolio’s improved capabilities for Virtual Connect and Matrix enable users to reduce network sprawl. Virtual Connect’s reduced network complexity and its wire-once technology allows users to easily add, move and change servers connected to local area networks (LANs) and storage area networks (SANs) without rewiring.

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