The Federal Government has named six companies which will assist its departments and agencies in datacentre migration services, as it prepares to take a more unified approach to the way in which it provides IT infrastructure services.
The Queensland floods have claimed their first datacentre victim, with AAPT's facility at 167 Eagle St in Brisbane confirmed to have powered down. And a number of other facilities may be about to follow it, as the statewide disaster continues to hit technology providers where it hurts.
Global cloud computing giant Salesforce.com has given Australian customers concerned about losing control of their data to other jurisdictions the first ray of hope in the past decade, confirming today it was evaluating the case for creating a local datacentre.
The worldwide datacentre infrastructure market, like the IT industry generally, has rebounded from the downturn caused by the global financial crisis, with more new datacentres now being built and old datacentres being retrofitted with new, more efficient infrastructure.
In my day to day work I come across a lot of tasks that I actually
"hate" to be honest. Most of these tasks consist of things that are
repetitive and take up a lot of time. A co-worker of mine once told me,
"if you have to do a task more than once, automate it!". This is one
piece of advice that intrigued me.
GPS and NTP are two very typical time sources when accurate clocks are required. However, each has an important failing. NTP does not provide authentication of the time source, and so may be vulnerable to spoofing.