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Posts Tagged ‘virtualisation’

  • Kalvin Subbadu 1

    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...

  • Warren Oliver

    Managing the heterogenous DC – let the apps lead

    July 15, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Why virtualisation initiatives of South African companies are failing

    November 12, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    Companies that are failing to see their expected return on investment from virtualisation may be experiencing “virtualisation stall”, according to Warren Olivier of virtual infrastructure management and data protection company Veeam. “Virtualisation...

  • Transform IT, business and yourself – EMC Forum SA

    October 11, 2012 • EventsComments (1)

    Transformation of IT leads to revolutionary change in business operations.  This was one of the core messages to come out of the EMC Forum 2012 event, held recently in Gauteng, South Africa, focussing on how cloud, virtualisation and Big Data solutions...

  • Improving visibility and transparency to better manage virtualised data environments

    August 13, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    Data is getting bigger, virtualisation is expanding, and data protection applications are ill-prepared to deal with the challenges this model poses. There is a distinct need within virtualised environments to improve visibility and transparency, as virtual...

  • Virtualized servers need the right security protection

    May 22, 2012 • OpinionComments (1)

    Server and workstation virtualization offers companies considerable advantages. First of all, it allows them to cut costs and enhance corporate network performance. It also provides operational stability and centralised control. However, the security threats...

  • Citrix reports third Quarter Revenue of $565 million

    October 28, 2011 • SoftwareComments Off

    Citrix Systems, yesterday, 27 October 2011 reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 ended 30 September 2011. “This was a great quarter for Citrix,” said Mark Templeton, President and CEO for Citrix. “I couldn’t be more delighted...

  • Citrix unveils new desktop technology

    October 26, 2011 • SoftwareComments Off

    Today, at Citrix Synergy, the conference where cloud computing, networking and virtualization meet, Citrix announced new desktop transformation technology innovations and tools that further reduce both the cost and time of deploying virtual desktops. The...

  • Who will speak at the upcoming 2011 IP-EXPO?

    October 25, 2011 • EventsComments Off

    A strong line-up of industry experts has been drawn together to ensure the inaugural IP EXPO is an informative and memorable affair. When IP EXPO debuts in three weeks time, high calibre speakers will present over 40 seminars covering numerous aspects of IP...

  • Virtualisation does not stop at the Server

    October 20, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Server virtualisation makes sense on almost every level – better utilisation of hardware, ability to split server components amongst different VMs to improve resiliency and trouble-shooting, abstracting server software from the hardware to ease migrating...

  • Cisco and Citrix deliver virtual desktops

    October 13, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Cisco and Citrix Systems announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to develop and deliver solutions that help customers simplify and accelerate large-scale desktop virtualisation deployments. “Cisco is collaborating with Citrix on a broad...

  • Q&A: What is Cisco’s cloud computing strategy?

    October 1, 2011 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off

    Global networking company, Cisco Systems held a media briefing in Muldesdrift, South Africa on 30 September 2011 to discuss the company’s cloud computing strategy. According to Cisco, the company, together with its eco system partners and system integration...