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In pictures: CeBIT Future-Proofing your Data Centre 2011

CIOs, IT managers discuss data centre best practice

  • CeBIT organiser, Hannover Fairs, held its annual Future-Proofing Your Data Centre conference this week in Sydney, bringing IT managers and CIOs together to discuss best practices and the changing face of the data centre.

  • Telstra's general manager of managed data centres, Jon Curry, presents at the CeBIT Future-Proofing your Data Centre Conference 2011. Curry described the [[Artnid:376530|inefficiencies experienced in Telstra data centres|new]] as a catalyst for rethinking the telco's infrastructure, including consolidation of its network exchanges.

  • Andrew McEachern, data centre manager at the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water and member of the National Australian Built Environment Rating System, talks about the problem with "dirty energy" to data centres and attempts to deploy a more [[Artnid:376742|automated testing tool for the efficiency of IT loads within data centres|new]].
    Computerworld Australia recently talked to McEachern about changes to the department's Lidcombe data centre facility.

  • Data centre standards are not all they're cracked up to be, according to Carrie Higbie, global director of data centre solutions and services at Siemon.

  • Carrie Higbie, global director of data centre solutions and services at Siemon.

  • Attendees listen intently to keynotes.

  • CeBIT Future-Proofing Your Data Centre Conference 2011.

  • CeBIT Future-Proofing Your Data Centre Conference 2011.

  • Two roundtable sessions at the conference allowed IT managers and CIOs to speak to each other - rather than passively listening from the stage - about their experiences.

  • Data centre roundtable discussions at the CeBIT Future-Proofing Your Data Centre Conference 2011.

  • CeBIT Future-Proofing Your Data Centre Conference 2011.

  • Peter Czeti, executive manager of client and infrastructure services at CSIRO's Information Management and Technology division, has attempted to unload his data centre duties. Read the transcript of [[Artnid:376673|our recent chat with Czeti|new]].

  • Anna Liu, principal research leader of NICTA's enterprise software and services branch, presents at CeBIT's Future-Proofing Your Data Centre Conference 2011.

  • Peter Sack, director of infrastructure at the University of Melbourne.

  • CSIRO's Peter Czeti, NICTA's Anna Liu and Eugene Zaid from Westpac participate in a roundtable at the CeBIT Future-Proofing Your Data Centre Conference 2011.

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