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Metronode plans ultra efficient data centre with 1.14 PUE

| April 20, 2012 | 1 Comment
Metronode plans ultra efficient data centre with 1.14 PUE

Metronode, the data centre operation of Australia’s Leighton group, unveiled ambitious plans to achieve PUE levels for its new Sydney and Melbourne sites that match the world’s most efficient facilities. According to Metronode GM Malcolm Roe, the two sites will deploy a containerised data centre design from UK’s BladeRoom, as well as free air cooling […]

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Microsoft to provide massive Indian cloud package at no charge

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Microsoft won what is reportedly its biggest cloud computing deployment yet, sealing a contract to supply its software and services to some 7.5 million students and professors across technical colleges at All India Council For Technical Education. As part of the deal, Microsoft will supply its Live.edu suite of services, which includes Outlook Live, Office […]

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The “Cisco Story” infographic

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
The “Cisco Story” infographic

Here is a really cool infographic from Cisco on its raison d’etre and how it sees the world. Interesting tidbits: IP traffic will quadruple by 2014 due to video 50 billion devices on the Internet by 2020 30% of all data to pass through the cloud by 2020 There are some pretty daunting data points, […]

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Google to use thermal storage system to cool Taiwan site

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Google says it plans to deploy a thermal storage cooling system for its new 15-hectare data centre site in Changhua County, Taiwan, Data Centre Knowledge reported. Google has long since been a leader in energy efficiency for its data centres, but this is the first time the company has decided on thermal storage. The system […]

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Extreme Networks claims lowest power per port with BlackDiamond X8

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Extreme Networks claims lowest power per port with BlackDiamond X8

Extreme Networks has launched a new flagship switch, the BlackDiamond X8, which now pushes the industry parameters for performance, density and power efficiency. According to data from independent test lab, the Lippis Report, the BlackDiamond X8 now delivers the lowest latency (2.3 µs), highest port density (768 10GE ports in a third of a rack) […]

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Iceland data centre kicks off with two customers

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Iceland data centre kicks off with two customers

Verne Global, the company that is building a wholesale data centre in Iceland has announced its first two customers – at least ones that are willing to go public. The company announced that CCP Games and GreenQloud have now decided to host at least some of their infrastructure in its facility in Keflavik, Iceland. CCP […]

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Telehouse pledges 100% renewable power for London facility

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Data centre and telecoms facility operator Telehouse has pledged to use 100% renewable energy to power its London Docklands site. The site, which houses the IT infrastructure of almost 500 major international organisations, will now purchase 100% of its energy from UK renewable energy provider, SmartestEnergy. According to Telehouse, SmartestEnergy buys energy from independent generators […]

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Cloud computing market to reach US$127bn by 2017 – GIA

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yet another research report citing the vast potential of the cloud computing market. This time, it is Global Industry Analysts, based in San Jose, projecting a global market worth US$127 billion by 2017. The primary driver for the clouds, according to GIA, is factors such as growing prominence of enterprise mobility, need for business continuity, […]

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China Mobile to spend US$1.9bn on Inner Mongolian cloud facility

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

China Mobile is reportedly planning to build a massive cloud computing facility in Inner Mongolia that will house some 40,000 servers for its data services. The site, to be located in the city of Hohhot, is expected to cost 12 billion yuan, or US$1.9 billion. The operator has already signed a MoU with the regional […]

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NTT America to save US$630k a year at two DCs with Vigilent

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

NTT America, in collaboration with several global affiliates, says it will be able to save some 7.6 million kWh of power – equalled to more than US$630,000 in energy costs and over 10 million lbs of CO2 – per year with improvements on how it cools its two largest North American data centres. Core to […]

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