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Cut DC costs without compromising efficiency

18 September, 2015

Multi-tenant data centres are opening in record numbers. Facilities, now more than ever, must maintain extremely high levels of energy efficiency to remain competitive. There are many hurdles that can make meeting this goal difficult, however.

Schneider Electric APC Smart-UPS On-Line

02 March, 2015

Schneider Electric has expanded its family of single-phase Smart-UPS On-Line uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with the inclusion of 5-10 kVA models.

Emerson Trinergy Cube UPS

28 January, 2015

The Emerson Network Power Trinergy Cube allows for hot scalability from 300 kW up to 3 MW in a single UPS, providing flexibility as business demands grow.

Big data's need for data centre efficiency

15 October, 2014 by Francois Vazille, Vice President of IT Business, Pacific Zone, Schneider Electric

With big data and services growing six times faster than the overall ICT market, data centre operations must be capable of handling the rapidly increasing costs that come with retention of big data so as to save money and cut down on inefficiencies.

Digital Realty gets LEED cert for Aussie DCs

14 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Digital Realty Trust's Sydney and Melbourne data centres have become the first facilities in Australia to be certified under the LEED green building scheme.

Proximity to new energies the key to DC profitability

14 October, 2014 by Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena

The real estate mantra is 'location, location, location' - which often means 'inner city'. But for data centres this is no longer necessarily true, especially when easy access to energy and low-cost rent in rural and regional areas is factored in.

Cutting data centre energy costs

26 August, 2014 by Peter Prowse, General Manager, Data Centre Solutions, Dimension Data

Despite increasing demands on data centres and the rapidly increasing cost of energy, it is possible to limit the impact of power costs in data centres.

Top tips to avoid power quality disturbances

13 February, 2014

This paper reviews the most common types of power disturbances, what causes them and how to protect your critical equipment using IEEE standards. Download now to read more.

Data centre redesign provides flexibility for next decade

22 January, 2014

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

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.

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.

Why are we building data centres?

21 February, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

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.

Metronode opens direct free air cooling data centre

01 August, 2012

Metronode, a subsidiary of Leighton Contractors, today opened what it terms a “large-scale, energy-efficient data centre” in Derrimut, Victoria. The facility uses direct free air cooling and modular plant systems to help increase power utilisation efficiency.

Schneider Electric StruxureWare Data Centre Operation v7.2 Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software

16 July, 2012

The StruxureWare Data Centre Operation v7.2 Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software identifies underutilised servers, enabling the optimisation of IT equipment within the data centre.

Fujitsu upgrades Melbourne data centre to the tune of $60 million

11 May, 2012

Fujitsu today reopened its Melbourne data centre, which the company recently upgraded in a $60 million program. According to the company, the upgrade has improved the centre’s security, connectivity and availability, to provide its 2000 Australian enterprise and government customers with increased access to secure hosting services.

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