Cloud Computing

Kamal Ravjee

Good server infrastructure is needed for cloud

February 11, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

With smartphone penetration in Africa growing by leaps and bounds, companies must deliver excellent mobile performance in order to grow. Business Connexion’s Sakkie Burger and Kamal Ravjee discuss why good infrastructure matters more than ever in delivering value to customers. Africa’s IT landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade, mainly...

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Perry Hutton Fortinet

Securing the new era of big data

January 22, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the digital age, information is the new currency.  And in order to get information, enterprises are mining data – and lots of it – for the knowledge that it can yield. On the scale of Internet commerce or social networks, the amount of data can be...

L-R: Olusola Oworu, Hon. Commissioner, Commerce & Industry, Lagos State; Fola Adeola, Chairman, MainOne; Omobola Johnson, Hon. Minister of Communications Technology and Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne at the launch of MainOne's new Tier III Data Center, MDX-i.

West Africa sees launch of largest data center

January 16, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MainOne, a Nigerian provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, announced the opening of the Tier III Lekki Data Center. The move behind the data center is to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster...


Whose data is it anyway?

January 16, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Enterprises of all sizes and across sectors are steadily embracing cloud computing and its various applications and benefits. Some companies are still more comfortable using the private cloud, others have embraced the public cloud, while a growing number are...

Big Data

Big Data: Where do you start?

December 8, 2014 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Big Data is currently a buzz word in the industry with many organisations pondering its value, virtues and implementing strategies to harness the benefits. Countless organisations’ understanding is that this data, when tapped into correctly, can provide a...

Yudhvir Seetharam_FNB Business

Is Big Data making its way to the banking sector?

December 3, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the era of information, the bank with the most actionable insights is the winner. The age of “Big Data” has begun to slowly filter through into the banking environment, with banks being able to design customer-centric solutions using statistical models...


Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

November 28, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...


Spawning Africa’s digital dragons in the cloud

November 12, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year, technology research house Gartner released a report entitled “Taming the Digital Dragon” as part of its 2014 CIO Agenda. In it, it suggests that if CIOs don’t respond quickly to a tsunami of digital opportunities, they will be washed...

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). (Image source: Google/

HDS unveils 3 new options for private and hybrid cloud

October 30, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. announced 3 new ways for customers, providers and partners to gain the benefits of the cloud without compromising the control, flexibility or security of their data. First is...


Is Innovation in the Clouds?

October 23, 2014 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Cloud computing and more increasingly cloud services have put us on the cusp of a massive shift in how we work, communicate, and solve the big problems which also constitute the biggest market opportunities. Research by IDC suggests that revenues from cloud...


SAP & IBM Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption

October 15, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments (0)

SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications. According to both parties the move has been made in order to accelerate customers’ ability to run core business in the cloud. SAP...

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Nigeria: Vodacom bringing in the Cloud to tackle ICT challenges

October 8, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom Nigeria is making a move to resolve ICT challenges in the country. According to Vodacom, its enterprise-class cloud and hosting services will enable a secure and reliable IT infrastructure that is ready for growth at a 99.982 percent rate. According...


The Data Centre has evolved

October 8, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dorio Bowes, Business Development Manager at Comstor a Westcon Group company says fast and flexible access to data – a challenge that the right technology can overcome. Cloud computing has lost its status as a buzzword and become an essential tool for...

Craig Freer Vox Telecom

Vox Telecom makes a play for Cloud in SA

October 6, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Vox Telecom is looking to make a play for Cloud once again. Speaking at the final leg of its national cloud roadshow, Craig Freer, head of products at Vox Telecom told attendees that: “Although cloud services isn’t a new concept, cloud adoption in South...

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Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

September 22, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Huawei also revealed the FusionSphere 5.0 open cloud platform and the OceanStor converged storage system, both of which are key components of the SD-DC² architecture, according to the company. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

2014 Huawei Cloud Congress unveils future driven tech

September 17, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei has revealed a variety of products and solutions at the 2014 Huawei World Congress. Among the technology and solutions revealed was Huawei’s future-oriented Service Driven-Distributed Cloud Data Center (SD-DC²). Embodying innovations in cloud, Big...