UK government to slash data centre facilities from 220 to a dozen

The government hopes to reduce its data centre space from 220 facilities to around a dozen, as more ICT spending cuts are revealed; plus more daily news.

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UK government to slash data centre facilities from 220 to 9-12
The government hopes to reduce its data centre space from 220 facilities to nine-to-12, as more ICT spending cuts are revealed. Bill McCluggage, the government's deputy chief information officer, explained today at the 360 IT infrastructure show in London that the government planned to reduce ICT budgets. The government will be looking more towards its G-Cloud project, which is a cloud-based government app store.

UK data centres to suffer 'data crunch'
UK data centres will suffer a meltdown unless more than £1 billion is invested in IT infrastructure over the next 12 months, according to Alex Rabbetts, managing director of data centre specialists Migration Solutions. Rabetts believes that data centres are facing a "data crunch," due to the huge growth in online services, cloud computing, and data on mobile phones. This is predicted to create issues for the available data centre capacity in the UK.

Novell and SAP release SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP apps
Novell and SAP have jointly launched the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications. The offering is designed to aid SAP customers in reducing the complexity of their application deployments. The operating platform aims to simplify physical and virtual deployments of SAP solutions, including the SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search application, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator software, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Software and SAP's in-memory platform.

Developers failing on app security standards
Developers are failing to meet the industry security standards whilst creating new software, according to testing company Veracode. The firm's security verification service gathered 2,900 applications and found that more than half of tested applications contain 'unacceptable' levels of vulnerabilities.

Voltaire launches Storage Accelerator
Data centre fabrics provider Voltaire has launched its Voltaire Storage Accelerator (VCA), designed to provide fast remote block storage access over a 10 GbE or InfiniBand fabric. The software can be deployed on industry standard servers to enable x86-based storage or gateways.

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