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  • In pictures: Microsoft announces two Canberra cloud regions

    In pictures: Microsoft announces two Canberra cloud regions

    Microsoft plans to deliver Microsoft Azure from two new regions through a strategic partnership with Canberra Data Centres (CDC). The company says it will be the only major cloud provider in Australia to deliver hyperscale cloud services to handle Unclassified and Protected government data.

  • In pictures: Equinix ME1 data centre opens

    In pictures: Equinix ME1 data centre opens

    The Equinix ME1 data centre officially opened in Melbourne today. The $66 million facility has a current capacity of 375 cabinets with 1,125 more cabinets to be added in the future.

  • 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.

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  • Four considerations for SSD deployment

    While solid state drives offer increased performance, the key to figuring out the role they can play in the data center is balancing that performance against cost.

  • Six Steps to a Green Data Center

    Environmental issues exposed by the media and driven by consumers have placed IT departments under pressure to develop "green" data centers. Factors including the reduction of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in large data centers often provide the impetus for becoming green. A recent report issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the need for data center efficiency and demonstrates the increased pressure that IT departments are under.

  • Data-center security tools to not overlook

    Protecting a corporate data center is like trying to keep an elephant safe from a swarm of flies. Despite your best efforts, bites happen. As the staples of security -- such as firewalls, antivirus software, spam and spyware filters -- come together in suites of products that allow for sophisticated management, there are other security tools either emerging or worth a rethink.

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