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.
Intel will soon introduce its three-dimensional Tri-Gate transistor design, first announced in 2002, into mass manufacturing.
The InfraStruxure Management Software Portfolio 6.2 includes updates to its Central Monitoring Suite and Operations Suite as well as the introduction of an integration with VMware vSphere 4.1. These features provide a comprehensive view of the physical data centre infrastructure which allows users to manage and monitor an increasingly complex IT environment, including the deployment and management of virtual machines.
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.