Archive for May, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent claims major IP core breakthrough

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Alcatel-Lucent claims major IP core breakthrough

by Communications Day Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new IP core router that it says shatters existing performance levels, and paves the way for meeting the surging bandwidth demands of the future. The new 7950 XRS (extensible routing system) now supports a maximum of 32Tbps of capacity, and 160 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a […]

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Facebook says new Prineville, Oregon data centre now at 1.08 PUE

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Facebook says new Prineville, Oregon data centre now at 1.08 PUE

Facebook’s new Prineville Data Centre in Oregon now has a PUE of 1.08, as compared to the EPA standard of 1.5 PUE for state-of-the-art data centres, the company said. According to a manager of the facility, Ken Patchett, the site is now 72% more efficient than typical data centres out there, which gives Facebook more […]

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Metronode scores A$182m govt data centre contract

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Australia’s Metronode, a subsidiary of Leighton Contractors, has signed a A$182 million contract with the New South Wales Government under the Data Centre Reform project for the provision of two managed data centres in NSW. This significant contract will see Metronode build two new large-scale energy efficient data centres in NSW – one located in […]

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How Apple will get 100% renewable power for its Maiden data centre

| May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
How Apple will get 100% renewable power for its Maiden data centre

There are arguably many ways to get to 100% green power for a data centre. You can put it where all the power generated is green, such as in Iceland. Or you can buy RECs, renewable energy certificates, to offset all the electricity you get from the traditional grid. But Apple has embarked on an […]

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Google’s ‘story of SEND’: or how Gmail works and Google’s efficiency efforts

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check out this video on how Google processes emails on the Gmail service and how they minimise the company’s impact on the environment through energy efficiency and renewable power.

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Fujitsu launches upgraded green data centre in Melbourne

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fujitsu launches upgraded green data centre in Melbourne

Fujitsu Australia has opened an new A$60 million data centre in Melbourne with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, and of course, performance. The $60 million investment by Fujitsu focused on security, connectivity and availability enhancements to provide its 2,000 Australian enterprise and government customers with increased access to secure hosting services, the company said. Fujitsu […]

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Eltek addes to high efficiency Flatpack portfolio, forms alliance with SENS

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Eltek addes to high efficiency Flatpack portfolio, forms alliance with SENS

Eltek, the leader in high efficiency power systems, announced a new 48V rectifier for its Flatpack S DC power systems to meet demand in the telecom industry for a high-efficiency power system that can fit into small spaces. The 48V Flatpack S is designed for applications like wireless base station, broadband, fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC), fiber-to-the building […]

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Green data centre practices can reduce emissions by 13% – Pike Research

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The implementation of green data centre practices can reduce data centre emissions by 13% by 2016, says new forecasts by Pike Research. According to Pike, the widespread adoption of energy efficient data center technologies and best practices could significantly limit the growth of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from data centers over the next several […]

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Can human power be tapped for cell sites?

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has gone to a gym would know that most of us typically consume more calories than we need on a daily basis, hence the reason for going to the gym to burn off that energy. But as you know, energy is basically a process of transitions. It gets stored in coal, or oil, […]

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Cotecna and Orange in M2M pact

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Orange Business Services has teamed up with international testing, inspection and certification company, Cotecna, to offer secure machine-to-machine track and trace solutions. Cotecna is the foremost supplier of transit monitoring services with its Cotrack® solution, helping governments to fight fraud and secure the transport of sensitive merchandise such as petroleum products, according to the companies. […]

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