3Com has launched an extensible data centre switching platform and a next-generation management platform. The H3C S12500 data centre aggregation and high-end enterprise core switch is built on a modern system architecture that delivers 2.2 billion packets per second (Bpps) of forwarding through a 6.6 Tbps non-blocking fabric, with up to 128 non-blocking 10 Gb or 864 non-blocking gigabit ethernet ports and 50% less power consumption than competing products; a combination that delivers lower total cost of ownership (TCO) in both capex and opex.
Addressing the number one challenge for data centre managers, AMD has released five low-power 45 nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE processors. At 55 W ACP, these efficient processors help meet the industry’s demand for low-power, cost-saving data centre technology. Also available in eight server systems from Hewlett-Packard, the processors can help customers immediately recognise power savings and increased virtualisation performance. Rackable Systems will also have Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE processor-based servers available immediately, and additional systems from global OEMs including Dell, Sun and other providers are expected.
The Powerware 9395 825 kVA UPS builds on the core capabilities provided by the 275 and 550 kVA models and allows users to make upgrades in the field by adding additional modules for system redundancy or capacity.
The PM2000 and PM3000 intelligent power distribution unit (IPDU) series support per outlet level metering and switching capabilities to provide IT infrastructure professionals the tools they need to understand their available power capacity, allowing them to reduce and manage their growing power consumption costs.
The EVOLPACK online double conversion uninterruptible power systems (UPS) are available in sizes 1 to 3 KVA.
DSView 3 Management Software helps users manage their hybrid virtual and physical server environments.
Version 2.0 of the CXC power control and monitoring software is now available.
Hammer Call Analyser is a software solution that enables users to capture and analyse problematic IP voice calls.
The AlphaCap-665 is designed for short duration power backup of 48 VDC powered remote loads such as xDSL and FTTx equipment.
The ft series fault-tolerant servers for small and medium businesses are now available, including the mid-range Express5800/320Fd-MR and entry-level Express5800/320Fd-LR.
is a management system for extending the life of UPS batteries. It is claimed to increase battery life by 30%.
Canberra Data Centres (CDC) is a wholly Australian owned, hosted data centre company that was established in 2007 to meet the national capital’s current and future data hosting needs.
Polaris, the disaster, terrorist and earthquake proof centre that will host mission-critical ICT systems for government departments and corporate enterprises, will open and close tomorrow.
Emerson has introduced a new universal measure for data centre efficiency — a way to measure how much power a data centre consumes, but more importantly, a way to calculate savings from energy optimisations at different stages in the data centre design process.
Dr Steve Hodgkinson, Research Director at Ovum, raises the question: Should it one day be green to shun the internet? The answer is, of course, that data centres need to be more efficient but there is also a 'catch 22' scenario that he explores.