Data centres

Big data's need for data centre efficiency

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

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.

Proximity to new energies the key to DC profitability

14 October, 2014 by Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena | Supplied by: Ciena Australia Pty Ltd

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.

Digital Realty gets LEED cert for Aussie DCs

14 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Digital Realty

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.

Telstra expands partnerships with Cisco, Equinix

24 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Telstra Strategic Marketing Group

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.

Cool data centre in the heart of Melbourne

24 September, 2014 | Supplied by: APC by Schneider Electric

When Vocus Communications decided to implement a world-class data centre in Melbourne's CBD, the result was a facility with a power usage effectiveness of 1.3 and target uptime of 100%.

Manage IT resources better by outsourcing

15 September, 2014 by Angus Dorney* | Supplied by: Rackspace Hosting Australia Pty Ltd

By outsourcing at least some sectors of an IT department to a service provider, the department can turn its focus back to its core business.

Defence awards $800m centralised processing deal

12 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Lockheed Martin Australia, NEC Australia and other technology partners will help consolidate the Department of Defence's 280 data centres down to just 14.

Bureau of Meteorology to get new supercomputer

10 September, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Bureau of Meteorology has launched a request for tenders for a new supercomputer, which will be nearly 20 times faster than its current system, to help more accurately forecast natural disasters.

Data centre decisions: past, present and future

10 September, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

The cloud and virtualisation are changing the data centre playing field, but the technology is not necessarily the most important aspect to consider. Reliability, support, user experience and legal issues remain critical.

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.

NSW Government expands Silverwater data centre

19 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government has launched the second stage of its purpose-built Silverwater data centre, and agencies from all departments have commenced migration to the new facility.

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%.

Cloud and database services provide the right fit

13 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Rackspace Hosting Australia Pty Ltd

To address seasonal demand, scale strategically and maintain its rapid growth, connected fitness company MapMyFitness uses a variety of Rackspace services.

Vocus buying Perth data centre for $12m

13 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Vocus Communications

Vocus Communications has arranged to buy ASG Group's Bentley Data Centre for $11.9m and become the IT vendor's preferred communications service provider.

Pacnet picked as government data centre supplier

04 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Pacnet has been picked to join the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel, allowing it to provide data centre services to public sector organisations.

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