Data centres

Algorithm designer on the cusp of data centre transformation

05 April, 2016

Algorithms designed by an Australian student researcher could help reduce the electricity consumption of power-hungry data centres and cloud facilities, as well as deliver information faster.

Equinix to open fourth Sydney data centre

03 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Equinix has announced plans to open its fourth Sydney data centre as part of a global expansion of its International Business Exchange data centre footprint.

Global Switch, Akamai opening Sydney data centres

02 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Global Switch has commenced construction of the final stages of its Sydney East data centre, while Akamai has opened a data centre in Sydney to help Australian companies mitigate DDoS threats.

GovDC Silverwater receives first 4.5 star NABERS rating

25 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government's GovDC Silverwater has become the first data centre in Australia to secure a 4.5 star energy-efficiency rating from the national environment rating standard NABERS.

Synology DiskStation DS216+ NAS server

03 February, 2016 | Supplied by: Synology Inc

Synology has launched the DiskStation DS216+, a high-performance 2-bay NAS server that offers an efficient and secure storage solution to protect and share data for home and small offices.

Microsoft experiments with underwater data centres

02 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft's Project Natick involves creating capsules designed to host data centre equipment that can be submerged underwater, run on renewable energy and have long life spans.

Dell 13th generation PowerEdge rack and tower servers

16 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Dell Inc.

Dell has added four entry-level rack and tower servers to its 13th generation PowerEdge portfolio, allowing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to prepare for future growth, adapt to changing application demands and attain greater operational efficiency.

No smoke without fire — protecting data centres

05 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd

More than 250 racks at Vocus's flagship Melbourne data centre are protected by an Xtralis VESDA smoke detection system, providing peace of mind for the company and its clients.

Going prefab — data centres on the move

28 September, 2015 by Andrew Kirker, General Manager Datacentres, Schneider Electric | Supplied by: Schneider Electric IT Australia

Deployment of prefabricated data centre modules is substantially different to that of traditional data centre builds, so it's important for firms to understand how to implement them effectively.

Australian data centre services market peaking

02 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian data centre outsourcing market will grow 18.2% this year, but has reached its peak growth phase and will slow down from 2016, Frost & Sullivan has predicted.

What you need to know about flash storage

27 August, 2015 by Darren McCullum, Regional Sales Manager, XtremIO at EMC

There are four important reasons to consider flash storage over the traditional disk-based approach, and they are cost, capacity, simplification and flexibility, writes EMC's Darren McCullum.

Sungard DC expands to become SA's largest

18 August, 2015

The Sungard Data Centre at Kidman Park facility in Adelaide, South Australia, has expanded to 1750 square metres, making it South Australia's largest data centre facility.

Fujitsu's $12.2m western Sydney DC upgrade

03 August, 2015 by Technology Decisions staff | Supplied by: Fujitsu Australia

Fujitsu will spend $12.2 million upgrading its Western Sydney Data Centre, including a $7 million power infrastructure upgrade and a $5.2 million upgrade of internal infrastructure capacity.

Dell PowerEdge C6320 rack server

15 July, 2015 | Supplied by: Dell EMC

Dell has added the PowerEdge C6320 rack server to its 13th-generation Dell PowerEdge server portfolio.

Australian data centre sector to hit $663m in FY16

01 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian data centre sector is on track to grow 9.9% to $663.1 million next financial year, driven by surging cloud adoption and data consumption.

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