Data centres

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.

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.

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.

Datapod wins international design award

08 June, 2010

Canberra data centre manufacturer Datapod has won an Australian International Design Award for excellence in innovation and design in the Business and Technology category. It is the first time in the event’s history that a data centre design has received this award.

Insight Control software and ProLiant DL360 G7 and DL 380 G7 servers

14 May, 2010

Hewlett-Packard has announced updates to its server management software suite that improve system operations and efficiency throughout the server life cycle. The company has also introduced the ProLiant DL360 G7 and DL 380 G7 rack-optimised servers that are claimed to deliver up to a 20:1 consolidation ratio, reducing floor space and improving data centre capacity.

Hitachi Data Systems non-proprietary UC platform

12 May, 2010

Hitachi Data Systems has announced details of the claimed industry first non-proprietary platform that fuses an organisation’s server, storage and networking requirements.

Allied Telesis AT-CV5001 18-slot Converteon media converter chassis

12 May, 2010

Allied Telesis has launched the AT-CV5001 18-slot managed Converteon media converter chassis that uses a highly efficient power supply and dual redundant hot swappable AC or DC power supplies with up to two redundant management cards. It replaces the AT-CV5000 chassis.

Dell PowerEdge R910, M910, R810 and R815 blade and rack servers

13 April, 2010

Dell has announced four PowerEdge blade and rack servers - R910, M910, R810 and R815 - to provide an IT platform for virtualisation, server consolidation, mission-critical business and database applications.

Intel Xeon 7500 processor series

13 April, 2010

Intel has launched the Xeon 7500 processor series, with Nehalem chip, that includes 2010 PC, laptop and server processors that increase energy efficiency and computing speed.

Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series encryption processors

13 April, 2010

The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series processors deliver two security features - advanced encryption standard new instructions (AES-NI) and trusted execution technology (TXT) - that enable faster encryption and decryption performance for more secure transactions and virtualised environments, providing data centres with a strong foundation for cloud security.

Hewlett-Packard ProLiant DL165, DL385 and SL165z G7 server platforms

12 April, 2010

Hewlett-Packard has introduced three ProLiant G7 server platforms that are claimed to offer improved performance and power savings over previous generations. The line includes the DL165 G7 and DL385 G7 rack-optimised servers, as well as the SL165z G7 scale-out ‘skinless’ server.

A cool solution for a hot problem

01 April, 2010

Global electricity prices have jumped more than 50% in the past five years, right along with a dramatic upswing in data centre energy consumption. Whether the motivation is reducing costs, minimising carbon footprint, or both, many Australian organisations are committed to finding solutions that help improve data centre efficiency. Emerson Network Power’s David Scott uncovers one solution guaranteed to lower your high-density energy bills.

Transforming a data centre is a sheer necessity

08 February, 2010

There is certainly movement in the camp when it comes to data centre transformation (DCT) with the federal government and the NSW, Victorian and Queensland state governments each planning rationalisation of their data centres. Merri Mack reports on the steps in data centre transformation and what organisations should eventually aim for.

Financier consolidates maintenance services

05 February, 2010

For Toyota Financial Services, one of Australia’s leading financiers, its IT systems are critical. Therefore, Toyota Financial Services decided to source a hardware maintenance provider to maintain the robustness of its IT systems, guaranteeing parts availability and a quick service response.

Eaton Blackout Tracker power outage tracker

22 January, 2010

Eaton Corporation has created a Blackout Tracker that provides a snapshot of reported power outages across Australia and New Zealand.

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