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  • Samsung releases MLC-based SSDs for data centers

    Samsung on Tuesday released its first solid state drive (SSD) built with consumer-class NAND flash but targeted for use in enterprise-class storage systems.

    Written by Lucas Mearian22 Dec. 10 08:22
  • Reserve Bank seeks new high-speed DR network

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will refresh its existing network services over the next 12 months to keep pace with growing disaster recovery requirements at its $38 million data centre.

    Written by Rodney Gedda09 Dec. 10 10:16
  • SGI offers air-cooled modular data center

    SGI has launched a modular data center that uses outside air instead of chilled water to cool the IT gear inside, making it highly energy efficient, the company said Monday.

    Written by James Niccolai07 Dec. 10 12:57
  • Seven innovative data center designs

    From reflective roofs to pods, innovative features have popped up in data centers worldwide this year. Check out these seven unusual designs.

    Written by Rob Taylor, Bill Kosik and Doug Oathout06 Dec. 10 14:06
  • APC opens Perth data centre training centre

    American Power Conversion (APC) has opened a new data centre demonstration training facility in Perth to help educate Australian IT professionals about going green.

    Written by Computerworld Staff02 Dec. 10 11:14
  • In brief: AGIMO to update industry on data centre strategy

    The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) will brief the industry on the progress of its Data Centre Strategy implementation in a bid to improve awareness and provide an update on the plan.

    Written by Georgina Swan29 Nov. 10 17:16
  • NSW data centre reform project gets underway

    Following the release of its short list of preferred suppliers back in July, the NSW government procurement office has now called for submissions from the candidates for its data centre reform project.

    Written by Rodney Gedda11 Nov. 10 12:00
  • Vocus acquisition nets E3 Networks data centres

    Telecommunications wholesaler, Vocus Communications (ASX:VOC) has entered an agreement with E3 Networks to buy the company’s data centre business in Sydney and Melbourne.

    Written by Computerworld Staff25 Oct. 10 17:40
  • Big Iron 'not dead': BMC

    Despite growth in alternatives to mainframes, big iron will not vanish from data centres any time soon, BMC has claimed.

    Written by Lisa Banks25 Oct. 10 08:00
  • IBM touts Portable Modular Data Centre to government, banks, CBD businesses

    Despite the ongoing boom in the Australian resources and mining sectors, IBM is tipping that finance, government and manufacturing organisations will be the primary customers of its now officially launched data-centre-in-a-box, the Portable Modular Data Centre (PMDC).

    Written by Tim Lohman13 Oct. 10 17:39
  • TAFE Box Hill Institute takes the power back

    Faced with an aging server room and a directive to cut power costs, Melbourne’s TAFE Box Hill Institute IT manager, Chris Tayler, decided to look for a new solution.

    Written by Hamish Barwick08 Oct. 10 17:05
  • Oracle plans Aussie CRM on-demand hosting

    Technology behemoth Oracle has become one of the first multinational software giants to buck the trend and start offering software as a service from an Australian data centre.

    Written by Renai LeMay23 Sept. 10 12:10
  • Australian data centre managers set to increase investment: Survey

    Australian data centre managers are predicted to continue their investment in infrastructure over the coming year with 60 per cent planning to do so, and a further 27 per cent indicating they will channel funds towards projects aimed at driving down the cost of running data centre operations.

    Written by Lisa Banks25 Aug. 10 11:18