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Record data processed by CSIRO's ASKAP telescope

18 January, 2017

The data now processed by a radio telescope in Western Australia's outback is equivalent to around 15% of the world's internet traffic.

Tech Insight: Gordon Makryllos, Eaton

05 January, 2017

In our Tech Insights series, we ask ICT leaders what the year ahead holds. Today we talk power with Eaton's Gordon Makryllos.

Schneider Electric Galaxy VX three-phase uninterruptible power supply

15 December, 2016

The Schneider Electric Galaxy VX three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) has flexible operating modes for large facilities, data centres and business-critical applications.

RMIT invention could boost data centre efficiency

09 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An RMIT team working on silicon photonics technologies to improve data centre efficiency while cutting energy consumption costs has been selected to take part in a CSIRO high-tech accelerator.

Google aims for 100% renewable energy by 2017

07 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google expects that by next year its global operations, including its vast network of data centres, will be running on 100% renewable energy such as wind and solar power.

Metronode secures two more NABERS 4.5-star ratings

28 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After securing the first NABERS 4.5-star energy efficiency rating for an Australian data centre earlier this year, two more Metronode facilities have secured the rating.

The power of hyperconvergence

01 August, 2016 by Ian Bailey

To make the most of the promise of hyperconverged infrastructure, it is imperative that a comprehensive power management design be implemented.

Eaton 93PS hot-swappable UPS

21 July, 2016

The virtualisation- and cloud-ready Eaton 93PS hot-swappable UPS achieves up to 99% efficiency and features Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager and Intelligent Power Protector software, which integrate with leading virtualisation and storage platforms.

Schneider engaged for Toowoomba data centre

07 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

FKG Group has selected Schneider Electric to help the company design its new, energy-efficient Tier 3 Pulse Data Centre in Toowoomba.

Hyper-scale technology the focus of DC roadshow

09 June, 2016

An IT roadshow, focusing on hyper-scale technology as it takes over the enterprise data centre, will be coming to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from 21–23 June.

Algorithm designer on the cusp of data centre transformation

05 April, 2016

Algorithms designed by an Australian student researcher could help reduce the electricity consumption of power-hungry data centres and cloud facilities, as well as deliver information faster.

Microsoft experiments with underwater data centres

02 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft's Project Natick involves creating capsules designed to host data centre equipment that can be submerged underwater, run on renewable energy and have long life spans.

The surprising downside to raising DC temperatures

04 December, 2015

A popular strategy to improve DC efficiency is to raise IT inlet temperatures. This does not always have a positive impact on the data centre overall. Energy consumption of some systems increase while others decrease. To unearth the true effects of temperature, the DC needs to be analysed holistically.

What rack power density saves the most money?

09 November, 2015

Rack power density directly impacts the capital cost of a data centre. A data centre with an average of at least 5 kW per rack is proven to promote significant savings. Densities higher than 15 kW per rack, however, tend not to promote any further savings.

Optimise your rack power for peak efficiency

05 November, 2015

The ability for data centres to stay up and running requires advanced rack power distribution units (PDUs) that can precisely monitor every aspect of power and enable the management of power distribution. Without advanced PDUs, data centres risk being unable to keep up with the ever-expanding business requirements.

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