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  • Data Centre

    Technology leaders join forces

    July 12, 2016 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Technology leaders join forces

    Mellanox, ARM, Huawei, IBM, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Xilinx, Inc. have joined forces to bring a high-performance open acceleration framework to data centres. The companies are collaborating on the specification...

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    Introducing a new approach to Branch IT

    March 17, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Introducing a new approach to Branch IT

    The lifeblood of many companies today depends on branch offices. Whether these are remote sites, retail outlets or manufacturing plants, they must be agile and able to quickly respond to the business’s ever-changing needs. But too often, branch offices...

  • Rick Vanover

    Keeping the focus on business continuity

    March 11, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Keeping the focus on business continuity

    The Always-On environment requires modern data centres that are able to scale according to organisational needs. Rick Vanover, senior product strategy manager at Veeam, believes the impact this places on business continuity should not be underestimated. “In...

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    Mozambique: ContinuitySA expands data centre

    February 25, 2016 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambique: ContinuitySA expands data centre

    ContinuitySA has expanded its existing data centre in Maputo by installing one of its mobile data centres as a permanent extension to the existing brick-and-mortar data centre. The mobile unit, housed in a specially adapted container, more than doubles the...

  • Warren Oliver

    Always-on availability – What does it mean for your business?

    August 18, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Always-on availability – What does it mean for your business?

    Always-On availability in the modern data centre has become a business imperative. Companies can ill afford not to have access to their data whether it is in the office or out in the field using a mobile device. But how does one go about creating such an...

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    Is scheduled downtime ever acceptable?

    June 9, 2015 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is scheduled downtime ever acceptable?

    In the age of the always-on business, downtime is increasingly unacceptable – even when it’s planned and announced in advance, says Veeam Regional Manager for Southern African Warren Olivier. “In 2015 any business that has any kind of online...

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    Nigeria: Etisalat opens data centre in Abuja

    May 21, 2015 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Etisalat opens data centre in Abuja

    Etisalat Nigeria has launched a new data centre in Abuja. According to the company, the data centre is set to address the growing demand for cloud and disaster recovery services. CMO, Matthew Willsher said that the investment was made to ensure that customer...

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    Data Centre trends driven by cost pressure & security concerns

    May 18, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Data Centre trends driven by cost pressure & security concerns

    The data centre has become one of the most critical infrastructure elements in the modern business. As requirements and technology have evolved, so too has the data centre, and a number of trends are currently evident around this business-critical solution....

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    Is 2015 the year of a data dystopia?

    May 7, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Is 2015 the year of a data dystopia?

    With news of the 2015 Oscar winners still ringing in our ears, there is something about this time of year that makes watching a good film particularly satisfying. However, even amidst so many great new releases, there is nothing like sitting down and watching...

  • Mark Perry

    Fast restore key to high availability in the modern data centre

    March 23, 2015 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Fast restore key to high availability in the modern data centre

    The key to maintaining availability for the modern data centre is not whether you’ve protected your data by backing up – it’s how well you can recover. Everyone loses data, all the time. The MD unthinkingly deletes an important email, or a system...

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    Kenya: Safaricom reveals new data centre for Eldoret

    March 4, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom reveals new data centre for Eldoret

    Kenyan operator Safaricom has revealed the opening of a data centre, which will be located in Eldoret Western Kenya. According to both parties, the move is expected to enhance network quality in the North Rift region. The hub, known as the MGW site, has been...

  • Warren Oliver

    Building the modern data centre: Plan for availability

    February 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Building the modern data centre: Plan for availability

    The always-on era is becoming a reality for every business: Globalisation is allowing companies to spread their operations across multiple time zones just as users are abandoning the old nine-to-five working day and want access to their email and data...

  • 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 • Enterprise, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on West Africa sees launch of largest data center

    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...

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    The Data Centre has evolved

    October 8, 2014 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The Data Centre has evolved

    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...

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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...

  • Warren Oliver

    Managing the heterogenous DC – let the apps lead

    July 15, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Managing the heterogenous DC – let the apps lead

    Data centre owners are under pressure to standardise on a single virtualisation technology – but, there are some advantages to having a mixed environment. In the modern data centre, it’s applications that should drive decision making. The only purpose...