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.
Eaton’s Blackout Tracker report identifies Queensland as the state reporting the greatest number of power outages in 2010.
Emerson Network Power has announced that it will help Datacraft design six internet data centres in India.
The Federal Government plans to avoid $1billion over the next 15 years in data centre costs with its data centre strategy.
IBM has announced workload-optimised systems to help users manage a range of more demanding data centre workloads.
Ingram Micro and Certero Limited have released PowerStudio, a computer fleet PC power management tool, which saves energy, reduces CO2 and quickly lowers electricity bills for PCs, laptops and thin client machines.
InfraStruxure scalable and adaptable data centre architecture is claimed to reduce cycle time and complexity from concept to design to installation. It integrates power, cooling, racks, security and management in a modular form factor that optimises power, cooling and floor space within an integrated energy management system and is claimed to deliver a 25% increase in power and cooling capacity and a 15% smaller footprint.
Pacnet announced the launch of its Sydney Data Centre, their latest investment into Australia that is designed to meet the rapidly growing hosting and co-location demands of Australian businesses.
VMR series outlet metered power distribution units (PDUs) are designed to monitor the power consumption of individual devices on a network and provide secure, remote power control and reboot capabilities.
The Yamasaki VM007 FibreSpy video scope, for safe inspection of live optical networks, allows the user to get a clear view of an end face or ports in an optical fibre network through the use of a video camera. The images are displayed on a backlit LCD screen and can be connected to a computer for closer observation and saving screen shots.
Specsavers is the third-largest supplier of eye care in the world with an annual turnover of more than $2.1 billion in 2006. The company’s Australian and New Zealand manufacturing and retail operations rely on the 24/7 availability of its manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, finance and general office applications as well as its communications network that spans across all its sites.
Testing for traffic is essential when installing or maintaining optical fibre networks to avoid disrupting live communication. The Yamasaki TF916 clamps onto the outside of the fibre so users don’t have to disconnect the optical fibre to test for signals in the core of the fibre.
The virtual enterprise network architecture (VENA) data centre virtualisation architecture from Avaya can improve data centre efficiency, reliability and network uptime (always on); reduce time to service (removing one layer of hardware complexity); and is claimed to have leading scalability and performance in a virtual services platform (VSP9000) with up to 27 Tbps throughput.
The Biannual Emerson Network Power study says the ICT infrastructure pipeline is set to grow and capital expenditure is also on the rise. So the Asian data centre is optimistic for 2011.
The IBM Portable Modular Data Centre (PMDC) is a compact, portable, fully functional and high-density capable data centre ‘in-a-box’. It is designed for users requiring immediate additional computing capacity in remote or temporary locations, such as mining and resource companies.