Data centres

Beating the downtime blues

08 June, 2016 by Don Williams, Vice President, ANZ, Veeam | Supplied by: Veeam Pty Ltd

Organisations need to do better at bridging the availability gap — the difference between what users demand and what IT departments can deliver.

DCX3000 Digital Matrix KVM Switch

02 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Black Box Network Services Australia

The small-sized DCX3000 Digital KVM Matrix Switch is suitable for use in KVM switching applications for control rooms or workgroups where multiple users need to access shared PC or server resources.

HPE ProLiant Gen9 portfolio server options

31 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced new offerings for its HPE ProLiant Gen9 portfolio of servers to help customers modernise their data centres. It includes a range of compute technology options designed for optimised performance in a hybrid infrastructure environment.

NEXTDC finds site for new Melbourne data centre

19 May, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NEXTDC has selected a site for its second data centre in Melbourne, one day after announcing the location for its second Brisbane facility.

NEXTDC selects site for second Brisbane DC

18 May, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NEXTDC will build its planned $75m B2 data centre, its second in Brisbane, at a newly acquired site in Fortitude Valley.

Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers

14 April, 2016 | Supplied by: Fujitsu Australia

Fujitsu has announced an update to its PRIMERGY dual-socket server line-up from tower servers to nodes for high-performance computing clusters. In line with the update, the company has also released the PRIMERGY RX2510 M2 designed for service providers and hosters.

Algorithm designer on the cusp of data centre transformation

05 April, 2016

Algorithms designed by an Australian student researcher could help reduce the electricity consumption of power-hungry data centres and cloud facilities, as well as deliver information faster.

Equinix to open fourth Sydney data centre

03 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Equinix has announced plans to open its fourth Sydney data centre as part of a global expansion of its International Business Exchange data centre footprint.

Global Switch, Akamai opening Sydney data centres

02 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Global Switch has commenced construction of the final stages of its Sydney East data centre, while Akamai has opened a data centre in Sydney to help Australian companies mitigate DDoS threats.

GovDC Silverwater receives first 4.5 star NABERS rating

25 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government's GovDC Silverwater has become the first data centre in Australia to secure a 4.5 star energy-efficiency rating from the national environment rating standard NABERS.

Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS server

03 February, 2016 | Supplied by: Synology Inc

Synology has launched the DiskStation DS216+, a high-performance 2-bay NAS server that offers an efficient and secure storage solution to protect and share data for home and small offices.

Microsoft experiments with underwater data centres

02 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft's Project Natick involves creating capsules designed to host data centre equipment that can be submerged underwater, run on renewable energy and have long life spans.

Dell 13th generation PowerEdge rack and tower servers

16 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Dell Inc.

Dell has added four entry-level rack and tower servers to its 13th generation PowerEdge portfolio, allowing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to prepare for future growth, adapt to changing application demands and attain greater operational efficiency.

No smoke without fire — protecting data centres

05 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd

More than 250 racks at Vocus's flagship Melbourne data centre are protected by an Xtralis VESDA smoke detection system, providing peace of mind for the company and its clients.

Going prefab — data centres on the move

28 September, 2015 by Andrew Kirker, General Manager Datacentres, Schneider Electric | Supplied by: Schneider Electric IT Australia

Deployment of prefabricated data centre modules is substantially different to that of traditional data centre builds, so it's important for firms to understand how to implement them effectively.

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