Thursday, 03 December 2015 13:04

Ricoh’s first Australian data centre now open for business

By

Ricoh’s new Australian data centre in Melbourne is now operational providing customers in the Australia-New Zealand region with what the company says is enhanced video conferencing experiences.

Ricoh worked with IBM to build out the new cloud data centre which gives access to IBM Cloud powered by SoftLayer, providing a low network latency, high performance global cloud platform tailored for the delivery and management of rich media content and data.

Ricoh Australia Managing Director, John Hall, said the new data centre – which became operational today - had been built in response to customer demand for enhanced video conferencing services.

“Having a local data centre is a great result for our customers in Australia, who will see significantly better video quality and less latency. The new data centre also illustrates Ricoh’s commitment and continuing investment in the Oceania region.”

Hall said video latency has been reduced from 220 milliseconds to 20 milliseconds using the new data centre, which connects directly to the IBM Cloud.

“The improved quality and reduced latency in video conferencing makes it easier for organisations to collaborate freely using Ricoh’s Visual Communication suite. The new data centre will elevate the quality of video conferencing to match that of face-to-face meetings, enabling the next step in collaboration from anywhere.

“Having a data centre located in Australia means customers can rest assured that their data is stored locally and securely, and is subject to all the relevant privacy legislations.”

Stuart Hammond, National Product & Marketing Manager – Managed Services Group, Ricoh Australia, said: “We are working with IBM, leveraging its virtual server technology to create a dedicated data centre with guaranteed performance. The IBM Cloud lets us get up and running fast, and it will enable the data centre to scale up and down to match demand. This means customers will get the consistently high-quality experience they demand.”


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.

CLICK HERE!

WEBINAR PROMOTION ON ITWIRE: It's all about webinars

These days our customers Advertising & Marketing campaigns are mainly focussed on webinars.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://www.itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - an iTWire treasure is a mentor and coach who volunteers also a writer and much valued founding partner of iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments