Lockheed Martin Australia, NEC Australia and other technology partners will help consolidate the Department of Defence's 280 data centres down to just 14.
The cloud and virtualisation are changing the data centre playing field, but the technology is not necessarily the most important aspect to consider. Reliability, support, user experience and legal issues remain critical.
The Bureau of Meteorology has launched a request for tenders for a new supercomputer, which will be nearly 20 times faster than its current system, to help more accurately forecast natural disasters.
Despite increasing demands on data centres and the rapidly increasing cost of energy, it is possible to limit the impact of power costs in data centres.
The NSW Government has launched the second stage of its purpose-built Silverwater data centre, and agencies from all departments have commenced migration to the new facility.
A new system developed by MIT researchers could reduce data-transmission delays across server farms by 99.6%.
Pacnet has been picked to join the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel, allowing it to provide data centre services to public sector organisations.
IBM will spend $3.2bn to research sub-7-nanometre transistors, post-silicon chips, cognitive and quantum computing and other ways to keep Moore's Law going while transforming how computers are designed.
The Australian data centre services market recorded revenues of $698 million in 2013 - a growth of 17.2% over 2012 - while revenue from co-location services increased by almost 17% during 2013.