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  • NextDC seeks funds for second Brisbane data centre

    NextDC will seek to raise at least $70 million through an unsecured notes offering, the data centre company announced this morning. The money will be used to fund a second Brisbane data centre, dubbed B2.

  • NextDC revenue up 85 per cent

    NextDC (ASX: NXT) has reported revenue of $60.9 million for the full year ending 30 June 2015, up from FY14 revenue of $30.4 million.

  • Don't look for Google to make big, quick changes after Alphabet pronouncement

    The announcement Monday that saw Google reorganize under the banner of new holding company Alphabet was Big News, we all seem to agree, but it's much less clear exactly what kind of Big News it is.

  • Cisco indirect infringement case against Arista dismissed

    A federal judge dismissed Cisco's indirect infringement claims against Arista Networks, a complaint that accompanied <a href="">a patent and copyright infringement case</a> against its data center rival.

  • IBM Power Systems GM: Big scale and big data demand OpenPower

    IBM's Power Systems division which sells servers and systems based on the Power system architecture, as opposed to the Intel-based x86 architecture used in most personal computers had been in free-fall for some time, posting year-on-year revenue declines of up to 37% per quarter over the past couple of years. According to the conventional wisdom, Power was another victim along with SPARC and, to a lesser extent, ARM of the inexorable march of the commodity x86 server.

  • Coal plant fires, Google hires

    Google is building a $600 million data center on the grounds of a soon-to-close coal plant in northeastern Alabama. The project may create an iconic image of the shifts in the economy.

  • One in three datacentre servers is a zombie

    A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, or are using energy but delivering no useful information. What's remarkable is that that percentage hasn't changed since 2008, when a separate study showed the same thing.

  • Five network trends challenging the enterprise

    As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them:

  • HP, Arista team to take on Cisco, IBM, EMC in converged infrastructure

    HP has entered into an arrangement with Arista Networks to market Arista's datacentre switches along with HP converged IT infrastructure products.

  • Intel works to end "lost" data center devices

    Many data centers today inventory physical assets the same way grocery stores track food, with barcodes and scanners. It's not efficient and a certain percentage of assets will become "lost" because asset databases haven't been updated.

  • Analysis: Huawei takes to the open ROAD

    In 2014, Huawei generated CNY 288,197 million (US$46.5 billion), a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 20.6%. Of that, Huawei invested over 14% of its revenue back into research and development.

  • Aussie data centre systems spending to hit $2.5b: Gartner

    Enterprises in Australia are forecast to spend $2.5 billion on data centre systems this year, slightly up on $2.3 billion in 2014 according to Gartner.

  • CenturyLink's new data center runs on water

    Communications and data services provider CenturyLink has opened a new data center that gets 85% of its power from nearby dams.

  • Rackspace adds second Australian data centre

    Hosting provider Rackspace this morning announced it would open up a secondary data centre in Sydney to offer disaster recovery capabilities and geo-redundancy for its clients.

  • Equinix to spend $121m on new Sydney data centre

    Equinix today announced it will open a fourth data centre in Sydney.