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  • Data center consolidation runs rampant

    While it used to be common for every enterprise to have its own data center for delivering and receiving Web traffic, a new study from security vendor Arbor Networks suggests that this is no longer the case.

  • NetApp, VMware light up new green data centers

    NetApp and VMware have each built highly efficient new data centers designed to provide millions of dollars of savings on energy costs each year, the vendors announced separately this week.

  • Sun's data-center chief moves to eBay

    The man in charge of Sun Microsystems' global data-center strategy and a noted speaker on data-center energy efficiency is leaving Sun to work at eBay, he said on Tuesday.

  • Inside Cisco’s Sydney data and technical support centre

    Networking giant Cisco Systems has a secret gem hidden within its global operations – a $120 million technical assistance centre (TAC) in the northern Sydney suburb of Chatswood. One of only four such centres in the world, the Sydney TAC handles Cisco’s customer support load for six hours of every day. The Sydney location also has a data centre which is used for development, problem solving and interoperability testing. The data centre is the first in Australia to demonstrate Cisco’s entrance into the server space - the Unified Computing System.

  • Primus outage highlights data centre fragility

    More mission-critical IP telephony and business computer systems are being hosted in data centres but two recent outages at Equinix and Primus raise new questions about their inherent reliability.

  • Cloud computing, Google Apps, turn into an election issue

    Washington State breaks ground this month on a new data center and office complex that two state lawmakers have called a "mistake." A better approach, they argue, might include turning over some of the state's computing resources to commercial cloud providers, such as Google Inc. or local favorites, Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

  • Water cooling, virtualisation saves Uni data centre

    Explosive business growth has caught up with Open Universities Australia which has used a combination of blade servers, water cooling and virtualisation to save its in-house data centre and a million dollar outsourcing contract.