Data centres

A day without COBOL

18 July, 2013 by Kylie Kelly, General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Micro Focus | Supplied by: Micro Focus Pty Ltd

Try to imagine what you would do if ATMs stopped working, credit card transactions couldn’t be processed, online purchases weren’t recognised and retail registers refused to work causing shops to shut down.

Unitas experiences 80% regional growth with new data centre provider

20 May, 2013

Choosing a new data centre provider has allowed Unitas Global to grow 80% in the Asia-Pacific region.

Oracle’s new SPARC servers light fire under IBM

27 March, 2013 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: Oracle Australia

Oracle’s founder and CEO Larry Ellison today announced two new processor families and server ranges that, according to independent benchmarks, deliver markedly better bang for buck than IBM.

Yarra Valley Water simplifies IT with Oracle Exadata, Exalogic

11 March, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Yarra Valley Water (YVW) has replaced a series of Sun servers with a ‘black box’ approach involving Oracle’s Exadata and Exalogic. The new system can spin up environments in hours rather than weeks and provides easier management, allowing staff to focus on other projects.

The quest for a rock solid data centre

28 February, 2013 by Anthony Caruana

With the increasing demands by businesses and consumers for more data, it’s the data centre that’s feeling the squeeze. What’s it take to create a rock solid data centre?

Why are we building data centres?

21 February, 2013 by Anthony Caruana | Supplied by: Emerson Network Power

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.

Auckland University outfits data centre with bespoke cabling solutions

15 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins | Supplied by: AFL Telecommunications Pty Ltd

Auckland University has implemented several cable management products and techniques in its new data centre, allowing for more efficient use of rack space and giving the university a means to audit its fibre cables.

Day of the Trifid: high-performance computing and education

07 November, 2012

Researchers can’t afford to be slowed by technology - they need to process large batches of research calculations quickly or they risk a rival publishing a finding first. As such, researchers who need to perform complicated calculations on giant datasets rely on high performance computing (HPC) facilities - systems that are capable of processing many trillions of calculations per second.

Macquarie Telecom reduces running costs at flagship Intellicentre 2 data centre with server automation

14 August, 2012

Telecoms and managed hosting provider Macquarie Telecom has deployed server and network automation in its new $60 million Intellicentre 2 data centre to manage, and reduce, the costs of rapid ongoing growth.

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.

Schneider Electric StruxureWare Data Centre Operation Suite v7.1 DCIM software

17 May, 2012

Schneider Electric has released v7.1 of its StruxureWare Data Centre Operation Suite, featuring updated and flexible change management with a customisable approach to workflow management and maintenance processes.

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.

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.

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