Data centres

APC by Schneider Electric Smart-UPS models

15 September, 2010

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 acquires Chloride Group PLC

15 September, 2010

Emerson has acquired Chloride Group PLC to assist the company’s growth strategy for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and integrated data centre solutions.

Avocent Virtual Advanced Console Server 6000

02 September, 2010

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.

APC by Schneider Electric InRow OA and RDU cooling system

02 September, 2010

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.

Central Coast’s Verb deploys first POD

27 August, 2010 by Merri Mack

Central Coast’s Verb deploys the first HP Performance Optimised Datacentre (POD), which reduces power consumption and costs.

Unified infrastructure in a box: How does security fit in?

17 August, 2010 by Andrew Collins*

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.

Hewlett-Packard BladeSystem Virtual Connect and Matrix

07 July, 2010

The BladeSystem portfolio’s improved capabilities for Virtual Connect and Matrix enable users to reduce network sprawl. Virtual Connect’s reduced network complexity and its wire-once technology allows users to easily add, move and change servers connected to local area networks (LANs) and storage area networks (SANs) without rewiring.

The hidden challenges of virtualisation

07 July, 2010 by Craig Gob*

For all its advantages, virtualisation brings some unique challenges. Data centre power consumption may be lower but each server draws more power; and while there are fewer servers, each one becomes more critical than ever. Each beneficial change has flow-on effects that need to be managed. The good news is that there are practical and affordable ways to address all these challenges, and improve data centre efficiency in the process. Who better to explain than Eaton’s Craig Gob.

Dialogic IP Media Server Release 3.0 multimedia server

18 June, 2010

The IP Media Server (IPMS ) Release 3.0 is a software-based multimedia server that allows users to rapidly deliver video solutions with a good user experience over mobile and broadband networks.

Flight Centre takes off with a managed data centre

11 June, 2010

Flight Centre is one of Australasia’s best-known travel agency groups. In 2008, in line with the company’s increasing focus on corporate sustainability and with the rising cost pressure of Brisbane’s office space, Flight Centre decided to outsource to an external data centre provider to allow its IT team to focus on supporting the business’s 900-plus stores and eight head offices nationally.

Raritan Power IQ Data Center energy management software

09 June, 2010

Power IQ Data Center energy management software claims to be a secure, centralised, power management solution that consolidates high volumes of power data and transforms it into useful information efficiently. It is suitable for the banking and financial services, government, communications and utilities sectors.

Eaton Energy Saver System

09 June, 2010

The rising demand for high availability, reliability and efficient power is a continuous challenge for data centre operators. Improving energy efficiency can help address environmental, regulatory and economic pressures.

Unixpac Shavlik NetChk Protect 7.5

09 June, 2010

Shavlik NetChk Protect 7.5 helps eliminate security gaps and barriers to greener IT by integrating patch, AV and power management. It maximises energy cost savings while minimising systems missing critical security updates (patches) and antivirus definitions because they were powered off during scheduled maintenance periods.

Save energy and costs in the data centre

08 June, 2010 by Christian Bertolini

In the last few years, the data centre industry has been under increasing financial pressure driven by new IT technologies and rising energy costs. Christian Bertolini, APC by Schneider Electric, Chief Technology Officer, Pacific, sets out ways to alleviate these pressures and costs.

Government data centres are set for massive shake-up

08 June, 2010 by Merri Mack

A metamorphosis underway with government data centres is set to accelerate later this year especially in the federal government sphere. This has been set in train by the Gershon review, an independent review of the Australian government’s use and management of information and communication technology. Merri Mack reports on the evolution of government data centres.

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