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‘Cyclone-proof’ data centre opens in Australia

A data centre designed to withstand extreme weather events, including category 5 cyclones with winds of up to 280 kilometres per hour, has opened in Queensland, Australia.

The Tier 3 facility, located in Townsville, North Queensland, is owned by Australian provider iSeek, and was developed in partnership with telco Optus and power-specialist Schneider Electric to initially serve James Cook University and Townsville City Council.


China suspected in cyber attack on Australian political parties

The IT systems of the Australian government have been targeted by a “sophisticated” state-sponsored cyber attack, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed The networks of all three of Australia’s major political parties – the Liberals, Labor and Nationals – were hit in an attack that forced the password reset of all users of the… Read More


HAZMAT teams called to data centre in Canberra

A data centre in Canberra, Australia had to be temporarily quarantined after an unknown substance was detected onsite Australian Capital Territory (ACT) fire and rescue were called to a data centre room at 51 Allara Street in Civic, Canberra at approximately 4.15pm AEDT, following reports of an unknown substance. Workers in the data room, located… Read More


Robots are empowering special needs children and reducing the IT skills gap

Companion robot Matilda helps Australian teachers create engaging learning environments for special needs students while improving their cognitive skills La Trobe University in Australia has teamed up with a local school for students with intellectual disabilities to trial a robot classroom companion. So far Matilda (who thankfully looks nothing like its chainsaw-wielding Robot Wars namesake)… Read More


Power failure causes disruptions at Reserve Bank of Australia

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) suffered a mass power failure at its main data centre during routine maintenance of its fire control systems. The interruption to the central bank’s primary data centre lasted three hours, severely affecting payment systems and fixed phone lines. Sydney-based RBA confirmed the issue and updated its official Twitter feed throughout… Read More



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