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Old Mutual embarks on modernisation project with AWS

October 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday, 16 October 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that South African financial services provider, Old Mutual is using AWS as its preferred cloud provider – meaning more than 1,000 applications, including its digital customer platforms, core insurance applications, and product administration systems will migrate to the cloud. The...

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INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

October 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Internet of Things, PeopleComments (0)

2019 has quickly become the year of 5G. As service providers race to build the next generation of 5G networks, they’ll need to build entire cloud-native, fully virtualised networks capable of dynamic application and device support as well. To further unpack...

GITEX 2019: Nokia strikes deal with OmniClouds

October 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

At GITEX 2019, Nokia unveiled that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds, a cloud service provider and migrator, to improve and optimise cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and...

GITEX 2019: Batelco and Avaya support SMEs through latest collaboration

October 7, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments (0)

Avaya – a global communications and collaboration solutions company – announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that Batelco – a digital solutions provider – has taken on Avaya’s market-leading portfolio of Contact Center (CC) and Unified...

GITEX 2019: Avaya and Microsoft collaboration set to expand contact centre cloud solutions

October 7, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global communications company, Avaya took to the GITEX Technology Week stage to announce that it plans on bringing contact centre services to the cloud thanks to its new partnership with Microsoft. The new Avaya IX-CC offering will be available on Azure,...

Multi-cloud – the new face of cloud based solutions?

September 24, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, EventsComments Off on Multi-cloud – the new face of cloud based solutions?

“The development of the cloud over the last 15 years is one of the most significant convergences of computing and communications technologies in history,” says Alain Sanchez, Senior Evangelist for Fortinet. “It provides unprecedented agility...

Oracle, VMware partner to support customers' hybrid cloud strategies

Oracle, VMware partner to support customers’ hybrid cloud strategies

September 19, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Oracle, VMware partner to support customers’ hybrid cloud strategies

VMware has announced a new partnership with Oracle in a bid to help customers leverage the companies’ enterprise software and cloud solutions to make the move to the cloud. This partnership will enable customers to support their hybrid cloud strategies...

Kaspersky on a mission to regulate eSports

Kaspersky on a mission to regulate eSports

September 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Gadgets and Gaming, SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky on a mission to regulate eSports

Cybersecurity company, Kaspersky has introduced the beta version of its Anti-Cheat solution to combat in-game cheating. The cloud-based offering is said to ensure fair play in the eSports industry by providing real-time cheat detection and sharing automated...

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Image sourced from Microsoft.

Microsoft, Schlumberger and Chevron announce collaboration

September 18, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Microsoft, Schlumberger and Chevron announce collaboration

On 17 September 2019, Chevron, Microsoft and Schlumberger, at the SIS Global Forum 2019, announced the industry’s first three-party collaboration to accelerate the creation of innovative digital and petro-technical technologies. As part of this new...

Nutanix appoints Christian Alvarez as the Vice President of the Americas Channel. Image sourced from CRN.

Nutanix appoints new Vice President for Americas Channel

September 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on Nutanix appoints new Vice President for Americas Channel

Nutanix, a cloud computing company, recently announced the appointment of Christian Alvarez as Vice President, Americas Channel. In this new role, Alvarez will lead Nutanix’s Americas Channel team. Alvarez’s experience includes over 26 years of...

Jumbo Group selects Microsoft's Dynamics 365 to help on the company's digital transformation journey. Image sourced from Microsoft.

Jumbo Group partners with Microsoft

September 17, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Digital TransformationComments Off on Jumbo Group partners with Microsoft

Jumbo Group, a technology company based in Dubai, recently announced that it has chosen Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 as an important tool on its digital transformation journey. Jumbo has said that its options for digital transformation were limited by its...

Nick de Jong, Sales Director, WorldStream. Image sourced from Hosting Journalist.

WorldStream unveils in-house developed anti-DDoS scrubbing centre

September 17, 2019 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on WorldStream unveils in-house developed anti-DDoS scrubbing centre

On 16 September 2019, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider announced the launch of its next-generation anti-DDoS platform equipped with ‘intelligent’ clustering techniques and a multi-tiered architecture to address the growth of...

kulula.com's new partnership set to reinvent the airport experience

kulula.com’s new partnership set to reinvent the airport experience

September 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on kulula.com’s new partnership set to reinvent the airport experience

Global travel technology company, Sabre announced on Monday, 9 September 2019, that it is partnering with South African airlines, Kulula.com in a bid to reinvent the airport experience for Kulula customers thanks to the implementation of Sabre’s new...

Avinash Lakshman, CEO of Hedvig (left), and Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO of Commvault (right)

Commvault acquires software-defined storage company Hedvig

September 6, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments Off on Commvault acquires software-defined storage company Hedvig

On 5 September 2019, Commvault, a cloud and on-premises data software company, has announced that it has acquired Hedvig, a software-defined storage company. The acquisition is said to have cost $225 million, which includes ongoing employee retention and the...

Lee Kuyper, COO, SilverBridge

Microsoft partners with SilverBridge to deliver insurance solution

September 4, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Microsoft partners with SilverBridge to deliver insurance solution

Microsoft recently announced that it had partnered with SilverBridge, an insurance software solutions provider, to bring SilverBridge’s insurance solution, Exergy, to market. “The company has always built specialised solutions for insurers and...

Jens Montanana, CEO of Datatec. Image sourced from Datatec.

Datatec announces Logicalis expansion in Europe

September 4, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments Off on Datatec announces Logicalis expansion in Europe

Datatec, an international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, recently announced that its subsidiary, Logicalis, has acquired two businesses in Europe. Logicalis Group recently purchased a 70 per cent interest in Cilnet, a Cisco systems...