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Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT.

How a cloud business continuity strategy can save your business

March 16, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments (0)

Business continuity is imperative for the success of any organisation, especially in a market where customers demand constant availability and where certain IT applications and systems can be as critical as life and death. Downtime is simply unacceptable. Without the correct systems and processes in place, oversights can still occur therefore the...

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Teraco raises R1.2 billion in debt funding for further investment into South African data centres.

Teraco raises R1.2 billion for expansion

March 15, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Teraco, Africa’s largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), today announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion....

Dell EMC Forum 2017

6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

March 13, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Events, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the recent Dell EMC Forum hosted in Johannesburg on the 9th of March, keynote speaker Nigel Moulton, gave his address to the attentive audience on the 6 rules for disruption. Moulton, who is the CTO, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division at Dell EMC,...

Piere Havenga, Managing Director of Vertiv in Middle East and Africa.

Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

March 7, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

Vertiv, the business formerly known as Emerson Network Power, officially launched under its new branding in South Africa at a media round table event last week. Vertiv is now looking, under their new name with new investment, to expand by targeting aggressive...

ASUS ROG certified memory product, the T-FORCE DARK memory.

Team Group launches new T-Force Dark memory

February 18, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Team Group launches new T-Force Dark memory

Team Group, a global memory brand, today officially announces the launch of the popular ASUS ROG certified memory product, the T-FORCE DARK memory. Team Group’s T-FORCE DARK memory is rigorously tested and certified by ASUS officials to obtain the ROG...

Bilal Vallee, IT Audit Manager at Mazars.

A new skills gap forming in the audit industry

February 6, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on A new skills gap forming in the audit industry

As businesses increasingly focus on big data and more complex systems, the pressure is mounting on the auditing industry to produce the necessary skills and rethink its standards, says Bilal Vallee, IT Audit Manager at Mazars. The capability of businesses to...

Prabu Balasubramanyan, Executive Director, TransSys Solutions (second from the right) receives the award on behalf of the company

TransSys Wins ‘Oracle CX Cloud Partner of the Year’ Award

January 30, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on TransSys Wins ‘Oracle CX Cloud Partner of the Year’ Award

TransSys Solutions, an IT services and solution provider to the African and Middle East region , announced that the have won the ‘Oracle CX Cloud Partner of the Year’ award for 2016 at the recently held Oracle Partner Day Event in Dubai. Recognized for...

Sachin Bhardwaj, eHosting DataFort, Director, Marketing & Business Development

How to Make an SLA With Your Hosting Services Provider

January 30, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How to Make an SLA With Your Hosting Services Provider

With the increasing adoption of Managed and Cloud services, where either an entire or a part of IT function is outsourced to a third-party services provider, the need for unambiguous, easy to apply and easy to follow service agreements are becoming more...

Sage releases Sage 50c for small business builders. (Source: Sage)

Sage launches product for small business builders

January 24, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Sage launches product for small business builders

Sage, the market leader in cloud accounting software, has today launched Sage 50c –  the launch is a part of Sage’s continuing mission to help Small & Medium Businesses access the best technology and innovation, and this is the next step on their...

UN Data Forum starts in South Africa. (Source: UN Photo/Mbongiseni Mndebele)

United Nations Data Forum kicks off in South Africa

January 16, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on United Nations Data Forum kicks off in South Africa

  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...

IBM's breakthrough tiering technology brings cloud object storage to hundreds of storage platforms (image: IBM)

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...