IBM has announced the availability of its zEnterprise mainframe system. The mainframe is between 40% and 60% faster than its previous System z10, but uses the same amount of electricity, IBM told Reuters.
Manchester IFL3 connects to Geo network
Networks provider Geo has connected with IFL's new Manchester 3 facility. The Manchester IFL3 is the latest of 108 data centres connected to the 3,000-kilometer-long Geo network. Located opposite Media City, the Manchester 3 facility is set to deliver 1,000 racks across 22,000 square feet of data centre space. This will offer colocation and data centre services.
Apple to build giant data centre
Apple has announced its plans to build a 500,000-square-foot data centre in Maiden, N.C. The 225 acres of land will house the company's $1 billion data centre, which is said to be almost five times the size of its current largest facility in Newark, N.J.. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2010. Operations are due to start early next year.
GlassHouse white paper details service-focused business strategies
Reseller and consultancy firm GlassHouse Technologies has released a white paper detailing how businesses can define a service-focused strategy. The "Strategic Data Center Transformation" white paper includes topics such as the need for shared-services models, utilising virtualisation to reduce a data centre's footprint and best practices for migration projects.
Managed hosting provider DediPower is providing the infrastructure to support TweetMeme, a retweet button provider. TweetMeme automatically picks stories from Twitter each day and presents the most popular, based on users' sharing behaviour. It is anticipated that TweetMeme Pro will add more than 80 million retweet buttons every 24 hours. The first sites to go live with TweetMeme are ESPN, Mashable, CNet, The Telegraph, Sky and Fifa.com.
Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.