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Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future

Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future

April 18, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big DataComments (0)

The concept of software-defined storage (SDS) is an integral facet of a modern software-defined data centre. As a critical part of this architecture, SDS supports organisations’ transition to data-driven, highly digital business models. “As the volume of data that must be stored, analysed and retrieved continues to grow exponentially, SDS is a key...

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Data Centres - the shift from long-term investment to commodity

Data Centres – the shift from long-term investment to commodity

April 17, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

Data is proliferating at a rapid rate. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart devices and robotics are the driving force behind this surge, with thousands of devices transmitting and receiving valuable information every millisecond. Coupled...

Lepide appoints Refresh Networks as their main distributor in South Africa to help them grow their channel in the region.

Various Ways You Can Recover Data from NAS Devices

April 10, 2018 • Backup and Storage, SponsoredComments Off on Various Ways You Can Recover Data from NAS Devices

NAS or Network attached storage devices are gaining popularity these days. By plugging your device into an Ethernet port on the router, PC, or switch, NAS devices offer a fast and easy method to enhance storage space. This happens without any requirement of a...

Data Centres - the shift from long-term investment to commodity

Expereo reveals major data center expansion into Africa

February 21, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Top StoriesComments Off on Expereo reveals major data center expansion into Africa

Expereo has announced a major data center expansion into the growing African market. Numerous strategically located, carrier-neutral data centers are planned to launch across 2018 in pivotal pan-African locations. A Johannesburg, South Africa hub recently...

The role of data and analytics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Data Centre management in a time of drought

February 15, 2018 • Backup and StorageComments Off on Data Centre management in a time of drought

Data centres are utility-hungry installations that require always-on supplies of power and cooling. This means electricity – possibly as much as two percent of the world’s energy – and often, it means water. As our demand for data, and the...

Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

Is your backup the last line of defense against Ransomware?

January 16, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Is your backup the last line of defense against Ransomware?

Every 40 seconds a business falls victim to a ransomware attack, according to a recent story by the Forbes Technology Council. In fact, ransomware is being hailed as the greatest threat to businesses, and a report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that...

Truecaller insights reveal that women report more unwanted calls

Truecaller adds backup functions to Android smartphones

January 15, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Truecaller adds backup functions to Android smartphones

On January 15, 2018, Truecaller announced the launch of Truecaller Backup for Android, a new feature which allows users to backup and restore their contacts, call history, block list and settings to Google Drive. According to the firm, every day, thousands of...

Going into 2018 with a clean data record

Going into 2018 with a clean data record

January 10, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Going into 2018 with a clean data record

We have all been there. Trying to add someone’s contact details to your phone only to see that the SIM or the phone memory is full. Now comes the painful decision… “how do I delete it so this new contact can be saved?” Only to realise that...

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

January 9, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

2018 will be another year where cloud services are at the forefront of all discussion at boardroom level as the amount of data and the need to analyse that data continues to grow at an alarming rate. With this in mind Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud...

The importance of protecting data and devices

The importance of protecting data and devices

December 18, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on The importance of protecting data and devices

Digital transformation is touching every sector, industry and organisational size, with SMEs being empowered by digital technologies such as hyperscale cloud computing to gain enterprise-grade services and compete for the same customers as big corporations....

POPIA could kill more than just spam

POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

December 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on 23 November 2013; will come into effect next year. While in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered law in May. The grace period for POPI is expected...

The role of data and analytics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Teraco completes Hyperscale data centre

December 11, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco completes Hyperscale data centre

Teraco, a provider of cloud and vendor-neutral data environments has announced the completion of their Hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. The Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell, South Africa features over 24 MW of power and 6000m²...

Backups are the missing element in many organisations’ BYOD strategies

Backups are the missing element in many organisations’ BYOD strategies

November 10, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Backups are the missing element in many organisations’ BYOD strategies

Over the past few years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has entrenched itself in many large companies’ IT policies and become a part of their organisational culture. CIOs acknowledge that BYOD has enabled the workforce to become more mobile, productive and...

Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

Are local data backup providers as trustworthy as big international brands?

November 7, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Are local data backup providers as trustworthy as big international brands?

Data is essential to the smooth operation of any business, and the protection and backing up of that data is just as critical. Most organisations have – or should have – a data protection and business continuity policy in place. However, this needs to...

Should backup be a cyber insurance prerequisite?

Backup by popular demand

November 2, 2017 • Backup and Storage, OpinionComments Off on Backup by popular demand

The increased use of smartphone applications to deliver services has engendered an environment of customer convenience and instant gratification. Today, there exists an application to deliver almost any product or service available on the market, and the...

Modern data management – more than just backup

Modern data management – more than just backup

September 28, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Modern data management – more than just backup

Information Technology (IT) is evolving. The way in which we consume it, what it’s expected to provide, the speed at which it operates, and how it’s organised, run and paid for, have all changed. Consumer-led expectations – and the desire to...