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Juniper, IBM take on data centre costs and complexity

| November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Backed by strategic partner IBM, Juniper Networks has announced new ‘data centre infrastructure solutions’ designed to drive down complexity and total cost of ownership in the data centre. The range includes switching, routing and security technologies, all based on the JUNOS network operating system. Juniper says that the solutions can offer up to 52% Capex […]

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Juniper and Ixia set up new energy efficiency measurement initiative

| November 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

Juniper Networks and Ixia, a provider of IP performance testing services, have set up a new Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) Initiative designed to test the energy efficiency of telecoms equipment and networks. The effort, set up in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, consists of a set of standard tests on a range of equipment […]

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Google postpones US$600m facility

| November 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Patrick Neighly, CommsDay Google blamed the crumbling economy for postponing a $600 million data centre in Oklahoma. The facility was originally slated for completion next year but Google said financial concerns compelled it to curb its data centre rollout plans. The facility will now open its doors in 2010. A company spokesperson told reporters […]

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KDDI opens Singapore data centre

| November 4, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Pamela Perez, CommsDay Japanese telco KDDI has launched a Singapore data centre—its first in Asia outside of China and Japan. The facility, made operational Wednesday, will be able to “provide the advanced information services that client companies want, while cultivating foreign customers, in addition to Japanese firms”, the firm said. KDDI said that its […]

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HP tops ABI “Green Data Center” vendor matrix

| October 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

ABI Research has placed HP at the top of a new “Green Data Centre” vendor matrix, which analyses vendors according to their “innovation” and “implementation” across several criteria. For the matrix, under “innovation,” ABI Research examined the firms’ carbon footprints, their regulatory compliance, recycling efforts, their efforts at “greening” internal operations, their use of video […]

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Cloud computing is a key component to IT efficiency

| October 15, 2008 | 0 Comments
Cloud computing is a key component to IT efficiency

The emerging capabilities of cloud computing environments holds the potential to drive efficiency of IT infrastructure as much as 100 fold, according to estimates of one application services provider. READ the full interview with Graham Weston here According to the chairman of Rackspace Hosting, Graham Weston, cloud computing, by driving up the utilization of data […]

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Green practices in the real world – Rackspace Hosting’s take on energy efficiency

| October 15, 2008 | 0 Comments
Green practices in the real world – Rackspace Hosting’s take on energy efficiency

Green Telecom’s Tony Chan speaks to Rackspace Hosting chairman, Graham Weston, on the company’s approach to green practices, what’s makes a green data centre and what’s the real significance of virtualisation. Green Telecom: So what is Rackspace Hosting’s approach to ‘green’ practices? Graham Weston: Two three years ago, we actually switched to AMD processors because […]

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Nortel’s latest salvo – global Cisco Energy Tax equals 23m cars on the road

| October 14, 2008 | 0 Comments
Nortel’s latest salvo – global Cisco Energy Tax equals 23m cars on the road

Nortel’s director of enterprise technology, Tony Rybczynski, writes in his blog that the sum emissions from the world’s install base of Cisco equipment is equivalent to over a trillion kilometres of travel in a small car. “Across some 500 million Cisco enterprise ports globally, Cisco is adding an additional 11.5 MILLION metric tons of CO2, […]

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Greening at the data centre and beyond – BearingPoint

| October 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Petroc Wilton, CommsDay With the carbon pollution reductions scheme likely to drive power costs upwards for at least five years after its introduction in 2010, inefficient legacy data centres are ripe for consolidation and optimisation, according to Barry Williams of management and technology consultants Bearing Point. But Williams, practice lead for Bearing Point’s Technology […]

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Join Green Telecom at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress

| September 20, 2008 | 1 Comment
Join Green Telecom at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress

The CommsDay Melbourne Congress, co-organised by CommsDay and Green Telecom, and featuring a full day of speakers on sustainable telecoms practices, climate change opportunities and green infrastructure solutions, will be held on 30 Sept – 01 October at the Langham Hotel, Southbank. Sponsored by industry leaders, including Huawei Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, Hatteras Networks, Juniper Networks, BearingPoint, […]

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