There is no doubt that the once humble data centre is at the zenith of recognition with interest unabated this year. We look at all aspects of design of the data centre right down to finding the best site and why the push for a green data centre is more about conserving power and costs rather than really being green. Merri Mack reports.
The demand for and reliance on electricity has far outstripped the ability of the public suppliers to deliver it. Moreover, many power outages occur inside the average Australian installation. Eaton issues advice to protect against power outages during severe weather, heat, electrical storms and cyclones.
Hewlett-Packard has launched two storage solutions aimed at small to medium businesses (SMBs): the StorageWorks X500 Data Vault Series and the StorageWorks X3000 Network Storage Systems High Availability (HA) Bundles.
ICP Electronics Australia has launched a range of ORing media converters, the IGMC Series which provide industrial-grade gigabit connectivity to extend the communications distance.
IP Boot Manager 9280 acts as a manager for your PC and server and will auto reboot, restart and reset up to eight PCs or servers.
APC has introduced the MGE Galaxy 3500, a three-phase, general-purpose uninterruptible power supply (UPS). With an optimised footprint in a sturdy enclosure, the MGE Galaxy 3500 is suitable for a wide range of applications in the 10-40 kVA segment from small electrical rooms up to highly demanding industrial environments.
NetApp has introduced new products and enhancements to complement VMware vSphere4 and VMware View to assist customers to optimise their desktop and cloud computing environments.
Eaton Corporation has tracked power outage information in the United States and Canada since 16 February 2008 in an effort to educate visitors on the causes and impact of power outages.
After the 2009 Victorian bushfires, a company running a small-scale pilot project to monitor bushfire hotspots suddenly found itself propelled onto centre stage. Victorian company EYEfi had installed four monitoring cameras on fire towers in and around Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
A local company and an international company are working together to deliver an innovative solution for data centres.
D-Link has released a family of internet-based surveillance products - network video recorders (NVRs) - designed with advanced features and compact size to meet the camera monitoring needs of small-to-medium businesses.
Agilent has introduced an interference analyser option for its FieldFox RF analyser, an integrated RF handheld for wireless installation and maintenance (I&M). The company has also introduced claimed industry-first spectrum analyser features.
Queensland internet solutions provider ECN Internet had experienced rapid growth over the past 12 months and needed to build a new data centre to make sure it could deliver its services.
TechRentals has introduced the JDSU Smart Class E1/Datacoms into its rental fleet.
Kontron has released the 1U mini-format industrial server range Kontron KISS 1U Short that features a 25% reduced installation depth. The compact format offers the latest multicore processor performance, two SATA hard disks with optional RAID functionality and two PCI expansion slots for customer-specific expansion options.