IBM will be helping Fire and Rescue NSW move its corporate workload to the IBM cloud infrastructure, which is based in the NSW government's datacentre.
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Big Blue is planning to set up its own cloud datacentre in South Korea next year to expand in the local market, reports ZDNet Korea's Cho Mu-hyun.
IBM's cloud services business SoftLayer is set to open its first Australian datacentre in Melbourne in September, with a second datacentre planned for Sydney later this year.
Big Blue to open new London datacentre as part of its $1.2bn investment in its SoftLayer cloud services worldwide.
Big Blue hopes that emerging technologies designed to handle big data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will translate into datacentre breakthroughs over the next few years.
IBM has ploughed $2bn into developing the PureSystems family of integrated hardware and software, which see it mimic a datacentre strategy already adopted by rivals, though it is aiming for a broader stable of applications
IBM has outlined a prototype optical chipset called Holey Optochip, which can transfer one terabit of information a second. That throughput, assuming the chip eventually scales, could provide a bandwidth boost that alters the supercomputing and datacentre landscape.
Dell is broadening its portfolio as part of its bid to join Cisco, HP, and IBM et al as a major supplier of a top-to-bottom (or end-to-end as Cisco calls it) supplier to the datacentre, with the acquisition of Force10 Networks, a datacentre switch vendor.After Dell's acquisition of Perot Data Systems in 2009, which brought consultancy services, this move upmarket started in February 2010 with the acquisition of Kace, a small manufacturer of systems management boxes.
The New Zealand tech sector is set to benefit from a new NZ$80 million cloud-enabled datacentre from IBM, which was officially opened today in Auckland.
IBM will invest in a Singapore-based datacentre to provide a further infrastructure hub for its cloud endeavours.The Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre will support IBM cloud services, IBM announced on Monday.
David Yip, leader of IBM's Site and Facility Services arm, has predicted that first and second release site for the National Broadband Network (NBN) could bring with it new points of presence for datacentre vendors.
It's a tough business, selling fresh air but that's what datacentre builders are now doing.Over 70 percent of datacentres are over seven years old, according to IBM, so new datacentre builds need to take account of new technologies and techniques.
Hardware giant Bunnings Group today announced that it has chosen IBM to power its datacentre IT needs in Australia and New Zealand.
IBM announced the official Aussie launch of its portable datacentre in a box in Brisbane yesterday, as it continues its tour of the Asia Pacific.
IBM has launched a dedicated cloud-services centre in Ehningen, Germany.The datacentre add-on, which will host a range of cloud-geared technology platforms, shares its town with IBM's largest European datacentre.
IBM has commenced construction of a new datacentre at the Highbrook Business Park in East Tamaki, a southern suburb of Auckland, New Zealand.
The shipping container-based datacentre will support server, power and cooling technologies from multiple vendors, according to IBM
I've noted in a previous blog that no-one has yet appeared to have built the nirvana of data centres: a totally automated, virtualised system where the top level of management is the data centre rather than the server.However, if cutting energy is the end-game, there's a couple of initiatives that are worth noting: according to this story, IBM is reportedly building what's described as one of the greenest datacentres that will use 50 percent less energy than a typical datacentre.
The £2m datacentre is being built in line with IBM's 'green' datacentre standards, and will offer co-location and other services
Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific will move its core business applications to Unisys' datacentre in the Sydney suburb of Rhodes, after Unisys was awarded the tender previously held by incumbent IBM.Although the airline's passenger reservations, departure control and cargo management applications have been based on Unisys software for more than 20 years, they are currently hosted in an IBM datacentre in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde.
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