Power IQ 2.0 energy management software can be used to help conserve energy in data centres. It provides thermal analytics for monitoring rack temperatures based on industry guidelines, enabling users to increase temperature to meet recommendations; alert users if temperature exceeds threshold conditions; and, provide long-term trend charts. It also enables graceful shutdown of under-utilised Windows and Linux servers.
Bankwest has signed up to be the first customer in Fujitsu's Perth advanced data centre.
The Box Hill TAFE in Victoria, through its entrepreneurial relationships with leading vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, Apple and APC, provides students with the opportunity to study at specialised academies within the TAFE. Chris Tayler*, the acting CIO, has the responsibility of ensuring the 24/7 operation is accessible for students across three metropolitan campuses plus many more international sites such as Fiji, Samoa and Kuwait.
Data centres need a constant environment to operate efficiently. The right room design and the air-conditioning equipment will go a long way towards achieving this. There are also a number of best practices that can be applied in any data centre that will help to keep the equipment cool this summer. Eight of these practices are included in this article.
Macquarie Telecom is to invest $60 million in a new data centre at North Ryde.
It doesn’t depend on size or location, but wherever a data centre is you can be sure one of the main concerns of the operators is that they have enough power to keep servicing their clients. With data centres consuming around 2% of all power in the US and similar amounts in other countries, the race is on to guarantee sufficient power, reports Merri Mack.
The stunning 3D imagery seen in the new movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole was developed by Sydney-based animation and visual effects studio Animal Logic. This was achieved with a range of state-of-the-art HP technologies, including HP BladeSystems, HP workstations and HP DreamColor Professional Displays. The movie was released in cinemas across Australia and New Zealand at the end of last month.
Data centre consolidation, and occasionally migration, consumes significant time and resources and is fraught with risk. Despite these challenges, the potential benefits of these projects such as cost savings and security have lead many organisations to initiate these projects.
The MPC-HD series switched PDUs are designed to provide secure, remote power control and reboot capabilities for high current devices such as Sun Blade 6000, Cisco Nexus 7000 data centre switches and HP 7000 blade servers.
Two series of Smart-UPS models, designed for use in server rooms and network closets, provide data protection and, in ‘green’ mode, can achieve efficiencies of more than a claimed 97%.
Emerson has acquired Chloride Group PLC to assist the company’s growth strategy for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and integrated data centre solutions.
The InRow OA and refrigerant distribution unit (RDU) pumped refrigerant cooling system provides an overhead, energy-efficient, refrigerant-based cooling solution for medium to large data centre environments.
Avocent Virtual Advanced Console Server 6000 (ACS v6000) can be used for secure, remote data centre and out-of-band management of virtual assets, and grants authorised users access to enterprise resources, keeping virtual assets available 24/7 while enforcing strict security measures.
Central Coast’s Verb deploys the first HP Performance Optimised Datacentre (POD), which reduces power consumption and costs.
In July's feature we looked at the recent trend of vendors offering pre-integrated packages of infrastructure, combining servers, storage and networking in the one physical box. This month Andrew Collins wonders how these integrated boxes fit into a security strategy.