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United Nations Data Forum kicks off in South Africa

January 16, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

  The first United Nations World Data Forum started yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa. The forum sees more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countries, with the goal of forming a broad consensus on how to harness the power of data for sustainable development. The UN along with the South African government [&hellip...

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IBM announces new cloud object storage service

October 14, 2016 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, SecurityComments Off on IBM announces new cloud object storage service

IBM is introducing a new cloud object storage service that redefines the security, availability and economics of storing, managing and accessing massive amounts of digital information across hybrid clouds. The company’s breakthrough new IBM Cloud Object...

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Formula One team accelerates performance with Pure Storage

March 11, 2016 • Backup and Storage, Company NewsComments Off on Formula One team accelerates performance with Pure Storage

Pure Storage has revealed a global partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The Team chose Pure Storage based on simplicity, performance and reliability. With Pure Storage, the team is accelerating analysis of data-centric transactions...

Cloud Backup

Understand and Make Smart Cloud Backup Decisions

March 2, 2016 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Understand and Make Smart Cloud Backup Decisions

Majority of large organizations follow specifically created plans to backup their databases. They have outlined efficient procedures, which includes periodic multiple copies of backup being stored remotely on a daily basis. Basically, they use SAN to organize...

Scott Dietzen - CEO at Pure Storage

Pure Storage Retains Leadership in Gartner Magic Quadrant

February 15, 2016 • Backup and Storage, Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Pure Storage Retains Leadership in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Leading Independent SSA Vendor Expands Market Share, Positioned the furthest for Completeness of Vision in the Leaders Quadrant – Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, has retained its position in the Leaders Quadrant...

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Software Defined Storage will change how you budget for storage

December 30, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Enterprise, Opinion, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Software Defined Storage will change how you budget for storage

IT has traditionally worked out its storage requirements by looking at data growth levels and making a projection. It has generally paid for increases by replacing old arrays – in an asset management life cycle – and put new costs into specific...

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Is it time to find a new home for your data?

October 29, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is it time to find a new home for your data?

CIOs can’t stay away from the cloud anymore. The cloud enables businesses to create new business models and accelerate innovation. The cloud also represents a new type of data management, as more and more companies are leveraging the cloud to implement new...

Data Center

Big Data isn’t the problem – Data Copies are

October 14, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Big Data isn’t the problem – Data Copies are

In an age where Big Data is the mantra and terabytes quickly become petabytes, the surge in data quantities is causing the complexity and cost of data management to skyrocket. But it doesn’t have to be like that, says Harold van Graan, sales director,...

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HDS recognised for bringing secure cloud portfolio to Africa

August 26, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS recognised for bringing secure cloud portfolio to Africa

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been named a winner of the TMC 2015 Cloud Computing Excellence Awards for its advanced Hitachi Content Platform portfolio, including Hitachi Content Platform, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere and Hitachi Data Ingestor....

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Cloud backups: The difference between life and death of data

July 31, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud backups: The difference between life and death of data

Over the past two years the uptake of pure cloud backup by smaller businesses has burgeoned as the idea of saving company data to the cloud has become easier for companies to digest, and bandwidth has become faster and cheaper. Securicom’s Richard Broeke...

Warren Olivier

Cloud-based backup strategy can be implemented in 15 minutes

July 15, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud-based backup strategy can be implemented in 15 minutes

Cloud-based backup services are an easy way for IT service providers to help clients achieve availability of their data, says Warren Olivier, Southern Africa Regional Manager at Veeam Software – as well as an excellent first step into becoming a cloud...

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From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

June 12, 2015 • Backup and Storage, ListsComments Off on From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

Storage of the past was defined by vendor specific terminology for pieces of functionality, which have perpetuated the market/users thinking about storage narrowly in terms of a single vendor or technology provider. But there’s a new paradigm for storage,...

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18 percent of South Africans lost backup copies of data

May 19, 2015 • Backup and Storage, SecurityComments Off on 18 percent of South Africans lost backup copies of data

According to Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18 percent of South African users who kept backup copies of their data on physical media eventually lost these copies. In the modern world, where information is highly valuable, it is important to not only...

Steven Cohen, Head of Sage One International.

Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

March 27, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will essentially host your payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the...

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Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

November 28, 2014 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

Cloud-based and hosted services are showing excellent growth in South Africa with small businesses and startups leading the move. IDC has predicted that the value of cloud services in South Africa will reach $230m by the end of 2014, and judging by our...

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Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

September 22, 2014 • Backup and Storage, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

Massive data growth and an increasing trend toward virtualisation technology are having a profound impact on the modern organisation. The data centre, as well as cloud services and solutions both public and private, are becoming increasingly important to the...