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  • Tens of deals in the pipeline for HP's POD data centre

    On the back of securing a contract to supply its POD container data centre to the iVEC Informatics Facility at Murdoch University in WA as part of a bid for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, HP is reporting "tens" of deals in the pipeline.

    Written by Trevor Clarke20 Aug. 10 08:43
  • Amadeus CEO talks cloud, data centres and open source

    CEO of travel industry transaction processing company Amadeus, David V Jones, has outlined the company’s gradual move to the cloud and discussed why open source software will be used across all areas of the business by 2012.

    Written by Lisa Banks04 Aug. 10 15:14
  • Facebook doubles the size of its first data center

    Facebook has decided to double the size of its planned data center in Oregon before the first part of the project is even built, the latest sign of the company's rapid growth.

    Written by James Niccolai04 Aug. 10 09:51
  • Firm promises new take on containerized data centers

    I/o Data Centers hopes to leapfrog the competition by developing what it claims will be a new, more integrated type of containerized data center, the company said on Friday.

    Written by James Niccolai19 July 10 05:31
  • Virtualization no cure-all for data center energy crunch

    Virtualization gave data center managers some breathing room in their battle against rising energy use, but more changes are needed to keep pace with the demands of IT departments, speakers at an industry conference said Friday.

    Written by James Niccolai19 July 10 06:10
  • Standard proposed for measuring data center efficiency

    A group of organizations led by The Green Grid has recommended a standard way for data centers to measure their Power Usage Effectiveness, aiming to bring consistency to the metric and make it easier for different facilities to compare their results.

    Written by Nancy Gohring16 July 10 09:33
  • Colt launches modular data center halls

    Colt Technology Services Group is looking to attract companies that want to increase their data-center capacity without committing to building a large-scale facility.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk09 July 10 04:49
  • HDS offers a storage cloud in your data center

    Hitachi Data Systems is preparing to offer cloud storage that even cloud-averse enterprises might accept: It resides in the customer's own data center.

    Written by Stephen Lawson30 June 10 05:00
  • Project aims to halve cost of a data center

    The island partly responsible for slashing the cost of personal computers has set its sights on the Cloud, seeking to halve the price of the massive data centers required for the growing world of online services.

    Written by Dan Nystedt03 June 10 04:07
  • Google: Crank up the heat in your data center

    Google's top energy executive has offered some simple steps for making data centers more energy-efficient, including raising the thermostat to 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) to cut down on cooling costs.

    Written by James Niccolai30 April 10 10:48
  • Storage pros envision pools of capacity

    The data center of the future will be a set of commodities, speakers and attendees of Storage Networking World said at the conference on Tuesday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson15 April 10 05:21
  • SAP launches local Sustainability Executive Advisory Council

    Despite the increasing focus on carbon emission reductions within IT and business, the widespread appointment of chief sustainability officers (CSOs) across Australia is unlikely, according to enterprise software giant, SAP.

    Written by Tim Lohman24 March 10 13:29