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Posts Tagged ‘virtualisation’

  • iot

    Your choice of network can make or break your business

    May 10, 2016 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Your choice of network can make or break your business

    Tell a business owner that connectivity is central to business success, and she will tell you that you are stating the obvious. Tell her that the choice of network could be the difference between success and failure, and she is bound to raise an eyebrow. The...

  • Perry Hutton Fortinet

    Top 5 Threat Predictions For 2016

    December 3, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 Threat Predictions For 2016

    As 2016 approaches, Fortinet and its threat research division, FortiGuard Labs, have made their annual predictions of the most significant trends in malware and network security going into 2016. As in years past, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud play...

  • Gareth Donald

    Going entirely virtual is breaking new ground for efficiency

    September 23, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Going entirely virtual is breaking new ground for efficiency

    With the trend towards more environmentally conscious businesses, the increased efficiency delivered through virtualisation means IT services are automatically delivered in a greener way. That’s because a natural side-effect of improved efficiency is...

  • Warren Olivier, Veeam Software Regional Manager for Southern Africa (image: Veeam)

    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...

  • Commvault

    Can data protection unlock the full potential of virtualisation?

    June 8, 2015 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Can data protection unlock the full potential of virtualisation?

    Server virtualisation is a darling of IT administrators for a number of reasons such as delivering more efficiency and cost control than adding physical servers to accommodate the data explosion. It also offers savings due to server consolidation, at the same...

  • Hitachi Data Systems

    HDS unveils new Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions lineup

    May 25, 2015 • Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS unveils new Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions lineup

    Hitachi Data Systems Corporation has announced a leap forward in its technology leadership for delivering software-defined infrastructures that enable customers to simplify IT and free data from traditional hardware and location constraints, making it more...

  • AJ Hartenberg 1

    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....

  • Citrix South Africa

    Rethink security to beat tomorrow’s threats

    May 6, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Rethink security to beat tomorrow’s threats

    The transformation of enterprise IT can seem like one of the biggest challenges for security professionals as there is a whole new skill set required today to protect data. It’s no longer about providing employees an all access pass to the network, it’s...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kalvin Subbadu 1

    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...

  • VMware has announced it has completed its acquisition of AirWatch (image: VMware)

    VMware acquires AirWatch for over $1billion

    February 27, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on VMware acquires AirWatch for over $1billion

    VMware, a global provider of virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced the completion of its acquisition of AirWatch, a provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions. Originally announced on Jan. 22, 2014, VMware acquired...

  • Warren Olivier, Territory Manager at Veeam Software. (Image source: Veeam Software)

    Replication, backup or both?

    November 5, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Replication, backup or both?

    Virtualisation has brought the cost of data centre- or machine-level replication down to the point where more organisations can afford it – but, it’s important not to assume replication can replace backups. Replication and backup achieve two different...

  • SAM_3786

    Africa’s demand for virtualised IT

    July 31, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Africa’s demand for virtualised IT

    There is growing demand for new IT infrastructure throughout East and Southern Africa, and many businesses on the continent are taking advantage of the opportunity to start from the ground up with leading-edge virtualised environments. We’re seeing major...

  • Top 5 IT predictions for 2013

    January 9, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Top 5 IT predictions for 2013

    Technology is always developing. As many trends in 2012 became mainstream, a number of new factors will come into play in 2013 and impact the industry as a whole. 1.       Virtualisation Extends to the Edge Virtualisation of data centres has caused...