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New Multi-Cloud- ready application services launched in SA

July 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New Multi-Cloud- ready application services launched in SA

The cloud and security solutions provider, F5 Networks last week announced the availability of new, multi-cloud-ready application services for the South African market. The applications are designed to provide consistency in multi-cloud environments, and aim to empower companies with greater deployment flexibility, more effective security and faster time to...

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Citrix, Google ink cloud partnership

July 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix, Google ink cloud partnership

Citrix today announced extensions to its long-term strategic relationship with Google. Customers will be able to use Citrix Cloud to provision and manage secure digital workspaces, including Citrix Workspace Service, on Google Cloud Platform. The two...

Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage

July 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage

Rubrik, a Cloud Data Management company, has announced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration,...

Ted Schadler and Nigel Fenwick, co-authors of the report Disrupt your Business from the Outside In.

How CIOs can disrupt their companies

July 17, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on How CIOs can disrupt their companies

Most sectors are facing disruption as a result of new technologies and digitalisation. In a new report, Forrester examines how leaders can take a blue-sky approach to digital innovation in order to re-invent their businesses. “Your customers’ expectations...

Machine learning will bring Deeper race insights on the cards for cycling fans around the world.

Machine Learning comes to Tour de France

July 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Machine Learning comes to Tour de France

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), organisers of the Tour de France, and Dimension Data, the Official Technology Partner of the Tour de France, announced the introduction of machine learning technologies at this year’s Tour de France to give cycling fans...

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Arbor Networks further automates DDoS attack mitigation for MSSPs

July 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Arbor Networks further automates DDoS attack mitigation for MSSPs

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced a new version of its on-premise, always-on, inline distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation platform for enterprise customers, Arbor Networks APS. Arbor APS v5.11...

Cloud technologies

Beware the hype around hybrid cloud computing

July 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Beware the hype around hybrid cloud computing

Everything-as-a-Service is where cloud services seem to be going and one of the main drivers of this is the emerging hybrid cloud. But, Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a neutral cloud provider, says that true hybrid cloud solutions have not yet been...

How new local data centres will drive digital transformation in Africa

Availability to accelerate for rest of 2017

July 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Availability to accelerate for rest of 2017

Following recent news that Microsoft will bring two Azure servers online in South Africa next year, the local market has been abuzz with excitement. Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On...

Anton Jacobsz, Security, Software, Threats, Business, data security,WiFi, Network, Compliance, Risks, Africa, Support,

Networks Unlimited brings Rubrik’s award-winning remote Cloud backup to SA

July 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited brings Rubrik’s award-winning remote Cloud backup to SA

Networks Unlimited, an African value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking, and security technology solutions, has announced the availability of Rubrik Edge. Edge is an evolution of Rubrik’s award-winning Cloud-based data...

South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

Oracle ERP named leader in Gartner’s 2017 cloud report

July 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle ERP named leader in Gartner’s 2017 cloud report

Oracle has been named as a Leader in Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises” research report1. Out of 11 products evaluated, Oracle ERP Cloud is positioned the highest for both...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

July 6, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

Digital trust may appear to be a fairly meaningless buzzword, but in fact digital trust may prove to be the currency of the future, and failing to safeguard it could be a costly mistake. Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the...

Riaan Burger, CFA, FRM, a well-known investment performance consultant.

Cloud-based portfolio company appoints Riaan Burger

July 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on Cloud-based portfolio company appoints Riaan Burger

Riaan Burger, CFA, FRM, a well-known investment performance consultant, has decided to rejoin StatPro, a global provider of cloud-based portfolio analytics and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry, on a full-time basis to serve as a...

Peter McKay -President and newly promoted to Co-CEO Veeam.

Veeam and Nutanix Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Always-On Enterprise

July 1, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam and Nutanix Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Always-On Enterprise

Provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, Veeam Software today announced an expanded partnership with Nutanix, a provider of enterprise cloud computing and hyper-converged infrastructure, in which Veeam becomes the...

How new local data centres will drive digital transformation in Africa

Digitally transform for a new breed of customer

June 30, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Digitally transform for a new breed of customer

Given the exponential growth of data generated by mobile devices in the connected business landscape, organisations have no choice but to embrace digital transformation initiatives. But while technology is an important aspect of it, customer experience will...

Cloud computing

Multi-tenancy for the cloud enables economies of scale

June 30, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, SponsoredComments Off on Multi-tenancy for the cloud enables economies of scale

Multi-tenancy is an architecture where a single instance of a software application runs on a server and services multiple customers – referred to, in this case, as tenants. “Multi-tenancy enables separation between tenants running applications in a shared...

Managing Director of Avaya South Africa.

New Customer Engagement Cloud Solutions to Advance Digital Transformation

June 29, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on New Customer Engagement Cloud Solutions to Advance Digital Transformation

Avaya has announced their new offering, Avaya Customer Engagement Cloud solutions, a set of advanced capabilities and services that aims to help businesses keep customers engaged, happy and coming back. Comprised of Avaya Oceana for omni-channel customer...