HP opens Sydney datacentre: photos

HP opens Sydney datacentre: photos

Summary: Hewlett-Packard (HP) has opened its new $200 million datacentre out at Eastern Creek, Sydney, and provided ZDNet with a tour of the new facility.


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    Cell 1 reached practical completion on 1 December, last year, and while HP wasn't able to divulge utilisation rates, it said that the datacentre was meeting its targets for growth. So far, HP has invested $200 million into the datacentre.

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    Energy efficiency has been a large consideration in the design of the centre. HP has been able to reduce its power usage effectiveness (PUE) down to 1.3. It claims that the average datacentre runs at a PUE of between 2 and 3.

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    HP Enterprise Services vice president for South Pacific, Alan Bennett, was on hand at the opening, and stated that he hopes the Aurora datacentre will provide enterprise and government agencies with the ability to better control and manage their technology. Although HP prefers it when clients use HP equipment, Bennett said that HP understood that some customers would have specific requirements to run non-HP equipment in the datacentre.

Topics: Outsourcing, Hewlett-Packard

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