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.
Rittal has added Intelligent Eco Mode controls to its air/water heat exchangers for increased energy efficiency. The Comfort units have cooling outputs of 500 to 5000 W and turn the fan off or on as needed, depending on the temperature in the enclosure. The company has also made improvements to assembly and water connections.
Rittal has launched the Extend modular safe with direct free cooling to provide users with economical and energy-efficient cooling, using outside air. The modular safe offers sensitive IT hardware system-tested protection against fire, smoke gases, fire extinguisher water, dust and unauthorised access. Alongside the servers and storage solutions, other components such as system controls, fire alarm and extinguisher system and busbars supplement the security safe and make up a fully equipped compact data centre.
Remotely administering switches, servers, telecoms equipment and the like can be difficult, especially when a device locks up and requires a cold boot. In these circumstances, a ‘remote power reboot switch’ can help get that obstinate piece of kit up and running.
Adlink Technology’s cPCI-6210 Series, 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor-based 6U CompactPCI blade is a PICMG 2.0-compliant performance computing solution with enhanced management features such as PICMG 2.9-compliant IPMI, remote management based on Intel vPro technology and optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for security management.
Swinburne University of Technology has built a new data centre for primary IT activity, converting its old data centre into a disaster recovery centre. To power the new data centre, the university has installed two UPS units, each providing 500 kW of power.
Demand for data centres continues unabated, driven by factors like cloud computing and increasing use of multiapplication phones. These data centres must be efficient if they are to be successful. Jim Smith, CTO of Digital Realty Trust, discusses how power-usage planning can help build better data centres.
Equinix, a carrier-neutral data centre company, has opened its new Sydney data centre. Merri Mack reports on the launch and the continuing demand for local data centres given the growth of cloud computing.
WTI’s NPS series network power switched PDUs are suitable for critical network installations needing remote power control and reboot of 240 VAC equipment.
StruxureWare for Data Centres is a management software suite designed to address the data centre physical infrastructure needed to maximise availability and efficiency.
The Themis CoolShell CS-3U is a modularly maintainable, commercial blade server system that combines processing, memory and IO into a 3U, 17.75″ deep rackmountable CoolShell Subrack.
The Ellipse Eco UPS, with EcoControl function that automatically disables peripherals when the master device is turned off, is said to deliver energy savings of up to 25% compared to previous models.
Power7 blades and upgraded Power servers can be used to manage demanding applications, including those in healthcare management, financial services and scientific research, that rely on processing an enormous number of concurrent transactions and data while analysing that information in real time. The systems can provide users with very high levels of server virtualisation and consolidation.
QFabric is claimed to be the first true data centre fabric and is claimed to deliver improvements in data centre performance, operating cost and business agility, from the enterprise to the large-scale cloud provider. It is a simplified, highly scalable data centre network solution for building and securing virtualised data centres.
Access Networks and Communications (ANC), a provider of data centre services, has invested in additional capacity at the Global Switch Sydney data centre, which is claimed to be one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.