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  • NextDC hires CTO

    Brisbane head-quartered data centre provider NextDC has recruited Paul Gampe to the newly created role of chief technology officer.

    Written by Hamish Barwick04 Feb. 13 12:03
  • Anittel wins Townsville data centre contract

    IT services provider Anittel Group (ASX: AYG) has entered an exclusive agreement with James Cook University (JCU) for the development of a data centre in Townsville, Queensland.

    Written by Hamish Barwick29 Jan. 13 11:09
  • In pictures: Inside Digital Realty Trust’s Sydney data centre

    NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell was on hand to turn the soil at Digital Realty Trust’s data centre in Erskine Park, Sydney. Commissioned in November last year, the 8,020 square metre facility comprises of four 1440 kilowatt turn-key flex performance optimised data centres (PODs).

    Written by Hamish Barwick25 Jan. 13 12:05
  • CBA, Telstra join Open Data Centre Alliance

    The Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA) has signed up the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Telstra as adopter members of its cloud and data centre roadmap.

    Written by Hamish Barwick24 Jan. 13 10:40
  • Sydney data centres withstand heat wave

    Despite temperatures in Sydney hitting 45.8 degrees Celsius on 18 January, data centres in the area did not encounter any power failures or heavy demands on cooling infrastructure, say operators.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 Jan. 13 15:32
  • Vocus to acquire fibre provider Ipera Communications

    Vocus Communications (ASX:VOC) has entered a binding agreement to acquire Newcastle-based data centre and fibre provider Ipera Communications for $9.8 million.

    Written by Hamish Barwick07 Dec. 12 13:42
  • Telstra ramps up data centre investment

    Telstra has announced the next stage of its $800 million cloud services investment with new data centres set to go live in WA, SA and ACT in Q1 of 2013.

    Written by Hamish Barwick04 Dec. 12 11:46
  • NAB moves to ‘infrastructure on demand’

    The National Australian Bank (NAB) is undergoing a “total environment transformation” with IT, the bank’s officials told media at a recent lunch in Sydney.

    Written by Adam Bender21 Nov. 12 16:07
  • Equinix launches phase two of SY3 data centre rollout

    Data centre services provider Equinix today launched phase two of its SY3 data centre rollout in Sydney. Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, officially opened the new data centre with Equinix’s managing director, Tony Simonsen.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett15 Nov. 12 15:49
  • Westpac outlines data centre consolidation strategy

    Faced with the challenge of operating nine data centres around Australia, Westpac Group is one year into a four-year program designed to consolidate these numerous facilities into two Sydney-based data centres.

    Written by Hamish Barwick07 Nov. 12 16:41