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.
IBM has announced workload-optimised systems to help users manage a range of more demanding data centre workloads.
InfraStruxure scalable and adaptable data centre architecture is claimed to reduce cycle time and complexity from concept to design to installation. It integrates power, cooling, racks, security and management in a modular form factor that optimises power, cooling and floor space within an integrated energy management system and is claimed to deliver a 25% increase in power and cooling capacity and a 15% smaller footprint.
Ingram Micro and Certero Limited have released PowerStudio, a computer fleet PC power management tool, which saves energy, reduces CO2 and quickly lowers electricity bills for PCs, laptops and thin client machines.
Pacnet announced the launch of its Sydney Data Centre, their latest investment into Australia that is designed to meet the rapidly growing hosting and co-location demands of Australian businesses.
VMR series outlet metered power distribution units (PDUs) are designed to monitor the power consumption of individual devices on a network and provide secure, remote power control and reboot capabilities.
The Yamasaki VM007 FibreSpy video scope, for safe inspection of live optical networks, allows the user to get a clear view of an end face or ports in an optical fibre network through the use of a video camera. The images are displayed on a backlit LCD screen and can be connected to a computer for closer observation and saving screen shots.