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.
Windows Server and Hyper-V will soon benefit from Marathon's everRun fault-tolerance features, thanks to a recent move by Microsoft.