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China’s cloud market to grow 77.5% CAGR to 2015, but key challenges remain

| April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new report from research firm Netscribes projects that China’s cloud computing market will grow at a CAGR of 77.5% between 2010 and 2015. Fuelling that growth will be greater adoption, and availability, of cloud-based ERP and CRM  solutions, the report, published by Market Publishers, summarised. “Among the key factors driving the expansion of the […]

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Emerson Network Power now ‘dominant’ player in data centre management

| April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Given all the sensitivity surrounding monopolies and anti-competitive behaviour, not many companies would want to be dubbed ‘dominant’ these days. But if an independent third party analyst calls you that, then I guess it is ok. That’s the case with Emerson Network Power, who has been recognised by Forrester as the ‘dominant’ supplier in data […]

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NTT Com finds balance between performance and greenness at SG data centre

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
NTT Com finds balance between performance and greenness at SG data centre

NTT Communications’ new Singapore data centre is probably not the most energy efficient or green facility in its global data centre portfolio. For starters, the new site is obviously targeted at high performance computing requirements, situated next to the city’s stock exchange, and marketed towards financial firms looking for the lowest latency, and highest reliability […]

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NTT Com, Vigilent win Uptime Green Enterprise IT Award

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
NTT Com, Vigilent win Uptime Green Enterprise IT Award

NTT Communications’ US unit, NTT America, has taken many steps to green its infrastructure and systems, and that has paid off with a 2012 Green Enterprise IT Award from the Uptime Institute. The award, in recognition of NTT Com’s green data centre initiaitves, is shared with Vigilent, who provided the intelligent energy management systems to […]

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Singapore’s IDA taps 4 consortiums for green data centre innovations

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four consortiums have been selected for the Green Data Centre Innovation Challenge Call-for-Collaboration (CFC) by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). The four consortiums are led by: Equinix Singapore Pte Ltd (partnering with Synapsense LLC, and Custom Mechanical Systems LLC); Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (partnering with Nanyang Technological University); ClearManage Pte Ltd (partnering […]

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Ovum’s comment of the launch of the Google Drive

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Google officially launched its online storage service this week. Dubbed the Google Drive, the service will offer users 5GB of online storage for free, with options to upgrade that to 25GB for US2.49 per month, US$4.99 a month for 100GB, and $49.99 a month for a whopping 1TB of storage. Analyst firm Ovum however askes: […]

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Greenpeace slams coal-powered data centres

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace slams coal-powered data centres

As someone who writes about green telecommunications practices, the focus for me has always been on driving energy efficiency at increasingly power-hungry data centres, especially those powering big cloud services. Greenpeace however has highlighted another key aspect of the insatiable appetite for power from data centre – the fact that most of them are powered […]

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How Metronode built its data centre – very cool timelapse footage

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
How Metronode built its data centre – very cool timelapse footage

Here is a very cool timelapse video of how Metronode put up its data centre in Melbourne – in just 7 months. It also shows how effective the BladeRoom data halls in facilitating the construction process. According to Malcolm Roe, GM at Metronode, the facility used 21 data centre module, 14 office modules, and 7 […]

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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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