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  • In pictures: IBM’s SoftLayer Melbourne data centre

    In pictures: IBM’s SoftLayer Melbourne data centre

    IBM's SoftLayer data centre opened in Melbourne recently. The facility is part of the vendor's $1.2 billion global investment to expand its cloud footprint into Asia Pacific. A second Australian data centre will be launched in Sydney in approximately two months time.

  • In pictures: Metronode opens Unanderra data centre

    In pictures: Metronode opens Unanderra data centre

    Nextgen Group subsidiary, Metronode, officially opened its new Tier III data centre in Unanderra, Wollongong this month. The facility is one of two data centres used by the NSW government as part of its Data Centre Reform Strategy. Metronode’s other facility is located at Silverwater, West Sydney.

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  • The future of data centre cooling

    As Westpac Bank recently discovered, keeping a data centre running smoothly can be complicated if you don’t look at alternative cooling methods for when the air conditioning fails.

  • Slideshow: Verb IT first with HP Performance Optimised Datacentre (POD)

    Sydney-based Verb IT is the first company in the Asia Pacific region to provision an HP Performance Optimised Datacentre (POD) next-generation data centre in a shipping container. The new Verb DC site where the POD is located is a standard industrial warehouse in Wyong on the NSW Central Coast (one hour north of Sydney). Verb DC is schedueld to go live in September after a 14-week project, including the POD delivery time. In what is being painted as a big win for the Central Coast IT industry, the new POD will provide computing services to local businesses and the world.

  • Data centers go underground

    As Hurricane Ike bore down on Houston one Friday last September, the Continental Airlines' flight operations center, located on the 14th floor of a glass-sided downtown high rise, suddenly went dark. For the airline's pilots and flight crews, however, business proceeded as usual.

  • Inside Internode's data centre

    Computerworld gets an exclusive behind the scenes look inside Internode's Adelaide data centre with network guru Mark Newton

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