Welsh council goes green with data centre redesign
A council in Wales has a newly tailored green data centre to reduce its energy costs and carbon footprint. Gwynedd Council had the data centre built by Comms Room Services; the company designed it with a raised floor, a new ceiling, new server racks and environmental server room monitoring.
Windstream buys Hosted Solutions for $310 million
Telecommunications company Windstream has acquired Hosted Solutions, adding five US-based data centres to its portfolio. Windstream has agreed to buy Hosted Solutions from its previous owner, Abry Partners, for $310 million in cash.
Specsavers expands in Guernsey
Opticians Specsavers has built a new data centre at its La Villize office in Guernsey. The new storage investment contains information to keep the business running, which equates to 160,000 CD ROMs. When the facility was first built in 1994 it contained 10 servers. There are now over 200 servers at the office.
Virtualisation biggest trend for 2011, according to Gartner
Gartner has revealed the top tech trends for the new year, with virtualisation looking like it will make a big impact in the way data centres are managed in 2011. Of the 1,000 respondents polled, the majority indicated data growth would be the primary challenge confronting business over the next year.
Veeam releases VMware Data Protection Report 2010 results
Veeam Software has released the results of its VMware Data Protection Report 2010, revealing that 44% of CIOs are avoiding virtualisation for certain mission-critical workloads due to concerns about backup and recovery. The report, which questioned 500 CIOs, also found that 51% of respondents feel using traditional, physical-based backup tools in a virtual environment is too expensive.
Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK.