Inside Global Switch's Sydney datacentre

Inside Global Switch's Sydney datacentre

Summary: Global Switch's datacentre in Ultimo, Sydney is home to the Harbour MSP suite, which houses Steam Engine's high-performance computing equipment

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  • ZDNet UK's sister site ZDNet Australia was invited inside Global Switch's datacentre facility based in Ultimo, Sydney, for a tour of the Harbour MSP suite, which houses Steam Engine's high-performance computing gear.

    Steam Engine runs a cloud-based, high-powered computing environment that has been used for resource-intensive data analysis from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva to rendering facilities for Australian special effects gurus Rising Sun Pictures.

    Each of these hard disks stores 30TB-worth of data ranging from scientific analyses to files for films. These are four-year-old legacy drives and plans are in place to modernise the storage array.

    Photo credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

  • Pictured here are three storage racks side by side. On the left are the legacy 30TB disks and on the right are blue Hitachi arrays that can store 100TB each.

    Photo credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

Topic: Storage

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