Data centres

Living on the edge in stormy weather

13 December, 2016 by Adam Wilkinson, National Application Manager, Data Centres, IoT and Edge | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Edge computing can reduce application downtime and prevent data disruptions during storms and other natural disasters.


RMIT invention could boost data centre efficiency

09 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An RMIT team working on silicon photonics technologies to improve data centre efficiency while cutting energy consumption costs has been selected to take part in a CSIRO high-tech accelerator.


Qld Brain Institute deploying fast storage fabric

09 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Queensland Brain Institute is using technology from Brocade, HDS and Oracle to build a high-performance, high-capacity storage fabric to accelerate its research into preventing brain diseases.


Google aims for 100% renewable energy by 2017

07 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google expects that by next year its global operations, including its vast network of data centres, will be running on 100% renewable energy such as wind and solar power.


Alibaba expands cloud into Sydney

29 November, 2016

A new data centre has been opened by Alibaba in Sydney as part of its efforts to expand global network coverage.


Metronode secures two more NABERS 4.5-star ratings

28 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After securing the first NABERS 4.5-star energy efficiency rating for an Australian data centre earlier this year, two more Metronode facilities have secured the rating.


Application containerisation guidance offered by ISACA

07 November, 2016

Two new ISACA white papers are available to offer guidance on application containerisation, which is gaining traction among software developers and data centre leaders.


NEXTDC M1 Melbourne provides AWS Direct Connect

07 November, 2016

The NEXTDC M1 Melbourne data centre now hosts a location for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect, providing low-latency, secure access directly to the AWS cloud.


YourDC receives Australia-first certification

01 November, 2016

The YourDC data centre at Edinburgh Parks has become the first in Australia to receive a TIA-942 Rated-3 certification from Enterprise Product Integration (EPI).


Cloud provider OVH opens Sydney data centre

13 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

European cloud infrastructure provider OVH has established a presence in Australia with the launch of a new data centre in Sydney.


Can weather forecasts protect your data?

29 September, 2016 by Laura Valic

With more frequent extreme temperature instances predicted for Australia, weather forecasts could offer data centre operators an effective way to ensure they avoid damage and downtime when faced with volatile climatic events.


NEXTDC to open second Sydney data centre

07 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NEXTDC has launched a $150m capital raising to fund the development of a second Sydney data centre, with roughly double the potential capacity of its existing Sydney facility.


Taking the migraine out of DC migration

05 September, 2016 by Simon Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, NEXTDC | Supplied by: NEXTDC Limited

Migrating to a co-location data centre can deliver significant benefits, but it can also be a high-risk and challenging project if not planned effectively.


Cloudscene directory launched to public

02 September, 2016

A new directory listing thousands of data centres and cloud service providers has been launched by Australian tech entrepreneur, Bevan Slattery.


Equinix opens new Sydney data centre

24 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Equinix Australia Pty Ltd

Equinix has opened its latest International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Sydney, known as SY4. Centrally located, phase one of the new US$97m facility provides a total capacity of 1500 cabinets.


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