Data centres

IBM invests $3.2bn to prepare for post-silicon era

16 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Big data will drive data centre spending increase

09 July, 2014 by | Supplied by: Digital Realty

Big data will drive data centre growth in Australia, with more than 75% of Australian organisations expecting to increase spending on data centre facilities within the year.

Australian data centre services revenue to exceed $1.7 billion by 2020

24 June, 2014 by | Supplied by: Frost & Sullivan

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.

Australian IT leaders plan to hike data centre spend

14 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly 60% of Australian IT decision-makers expect to increase their data centre budgets by 5-10% in the next 12 months, with big data investments and virtualisation driving data centre growth.

Internet of Things to transform the data centre

19 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The rapid proliferation of 'Internet of Things' devices and the large volumes of data they generate will transform data centres from centralised systems to distributed environments, Gartner predicts.

The data centre as castle: digital communities behind the firewall

12 March, 2014 by Dr Glen Duncan*

The existence of and potential for participation in a data centre community will be a potential opportunity for CIOs and IT managers to add competitive value for their organisations.

Incumbent server vendors on the way out

06 March, 2014 by Andrew Collins

The traditional server OEMs are losing their grasp on the market, with at least one likely to partially exit the market by 2017, according to a recent Gartner report.

Data centre redesign provides flexibility for next decade

22 January, 2014 by

Southern Cross Health Society has rejigged its data centre design, boosting the facility's energy efficiency and providing enough flexibility to cover the organisation's racking needs for the next 10 years.

Digital Realty opens second Melbourne DC

25 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Data centre provider Digital Realty has formally launched Digital Deer Park, its second facility in Victoria and its sixth in Australia.

Protecting pubs' power with UPSs

25 November, 2013 by

The ALH Group, which operates more than 320 licensed venues and over 460 retail liquor outlets across Australia, has implemented an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) at each of its pubs.

Mission Australia goes mobile with private cloud

07 November, 2013 by

Not-for-profit organisation Mission Australia has implemented a private cloud on a new data centre platform to support IT initiatives including mobility.

Digital Realty gets Tier III cert for Melbourne DC

04 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Digital Realty's Deer Park data centre - its second in Melbourne - has been awarded full Tier III certification by the Uptime Institute.

Planning and controlling data centre downtime

03 September, 2013 by Mike Jansma*

A data centre can't function without experiencing some downtime. The art lies in controlling this downtime, planning it effectively into the data centre schedule.

Local data centre providers seek partnerships

20 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Growing competition in the A/NZ data centre market is putting pressure on providers to consolidate and move further up the services stack, according to IDC.

A day without COBOL

18 July, 2013 by Kylie Kelly, General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Micro Focus | Supplied by: Micro Focus Pty Ltd

Try to imagine what you would do if ATMs stopped working, credit card transactions couldn’t be processed, online purchases weren’t recognised and retail registers refused to work causing shops to shut down.

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