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.
And so the consolidation begins. Megavendor IBM agrees to acquire prominent NoSQL player Cloudant.
NSW's datacentre consolidation project is finally being realised with the finance minister officially unveiling its new ICT home today.
A datacentre consolidation project could see big data analytics finally become accessible and affordable for departments and agencies big and small, thanks to the cloud.
In the second and final part of ZDNet's look at the NSW government's datacentre consolidation program, we examine the concept of a datacentre-based services marketplace and the government's current thinking on how it will approach the cloud.
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.
A new deal between the NSW Government and Metronode will see over 100 datacentre facilities currently in use by the state consolidated into two datacentres by year's end.
In the latest evolution of its Linux push, IBM has added to its non-x86 Linux server line with the introduction of new dedicated Power 7 rack and blade servers that only run Linux. “Hah”, you say!
Facebook has made its stripped-down storage and rack designs available to businesses via the Open Compute Project, a move that could have an impact on the datacentre industry in a number of ways.Facebook will contribute its low-cost storage hardware to open-source hardware design clearing house the Open Compute Project, the company's Frank Frankovsky has said.
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 executive says 70 to 80% of IT resources is spent maintaining existing systems; recommends massive consolidation.
Xerox is picked to replace IBM to handle the biggest IT consolidation project in the history of Texas
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.
Datacentre consolidation will cause a reduction in the number of datacentres in Australia, according to Gartner. Its figures show the number of facilities dropping by 8 per cent from 2012 to 2015.
The Department of Defence has passed its first hurdle in its datacentre-consolidation process, announcing that it had received first pass approval yesterday.
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.
IBM will roll out a new System z mainframe server that's designed for midmarket customers and emerging markets. The aim: Use these mainframes for the masses to consolidate traditional servers.
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