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Huge CSIRO data hub to consolidate in Canberra

By johnboy 1 February 2011 1

The Australian’s IT section brings word that Canberra Data Centres is getting a win with the CSIRO planning to move their far flung server network closer to home:

“We intend to finally consolidate into a single data centre in Canberra (within a) three- to five-year timeframe,” Dr Zelinsky said.

He expects about 760 servers — mostly physical — to be consolidated as part of the project.

“The servers will be consolidated to high-density blade servers and virtualisation technologies backed by enterprise SAN storage of approximately three petabytes,” he said.

He said the total cost of the project would be between $2 million and $3m. However, the final tally would depend on factors such as hardware replacement costs and changing data-centre rental costs. He said Canberra Data Centres was selected as CSIRO’S data-centre outsourcing partner.

“Data-centre consolidation means (our) people will be able to access their data more reliably,” Dr Zelinsky said.

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Mr Waffle 6:49 pm 22 Feb 11

3 petabytes, nice. There’s one of those hip and trendy graphics that illustrate how much storage space that is, let me dig it up….

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