Data centre

Microsoft now believes underwater data centres are reliable, practical and energy sustainable, following the retrieval of a prototype from the ocean floor. The test case could have implications for on-land data centres, which are heavy users of power and fresh water. Microsoft’s test device — a sealed, shipping container-sized data

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Cheetah Digital today announced its first local data centre, allowing Australian users of its marketing software to store their consumer data onshore. Keeping data in Australia improves latency and security, according to the company which counts customers in several countries. The martech business says consumers’ awareness and attitude towards data

Google this week revealed a “carbon-intelligent computing platform” which optimises compute tasks in its data centres for times when renewable energy is more plentiful. The tech giant says the new software will help it achieve its goal of ‘24×7 carbon free energy’. Ana Radovanovic, Google’s technical lead for carbon-intelligent computing,

The shift to sustainability in business is a long term global megatrend that will drive the next great round of disruption and transformation, creating new economic opportunities and sending powerful pricing signals to a new generation of entrepreneurs. In the latest Which-50 Minicast, Which-50 editor-in-chief Andrew Birmingham sets the scene

Flash storage provider Pure Storage today announced an expansion of its flash array product line, with FlashArray//C, a new “cost-competitive” flash alternative to disk storage, and DirectMemory Cache, a new lower latency storage class memory. Launched today in Austin, Texas at Pure Storage’s annual Accelerate event, the upgrades – and

Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud is set to go live in Australia by the end of the month, with the opening of a new region in Sydney. It will be the database giant’s first Australian data centre and is part of a broader plan from Oracle to have 19 Generation 2

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders today face a daunting challenge. The IT they have known for decades is changing — radically. IT’s primary function will be to enable the business to be more agile, to enter new markets more quickly, to deliver services closer to the customer, and to position

IBM has announced that four new data centers are now open, including one in Sydney, to bolster its cloud capabilities. With the new facility in NSW, IBM now operates four cloud data centers in Australia, expanding capacity to meet increasing demand from government and enterprise clients who want to build

Digital Realty Trust (DLR US) recently announced the acquisition of publicly listed competitor, DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT US) for US$4.95 billion plus the assumption of debt totalling US$1.6 billion. Funds based on trends that have returned up to 20.9 per cent in financial year 2017 – Find out more here