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Managing the complexity to harness the power of multi-cloud disaster recovery

December 13, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

As organisations send more and more data into the cloud and adopt multi-cloud strategies with solutions and services from a wide range of providers, the challenge of managing these environments effectively increases. Disaster recovery (DR) in particular needs to be carefully considered. While multi-cloud offers unprecedented levels of flexibility for DR, it...

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How to implement quantum computing in your organisation

December 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments (0)

Quantum computing exists in a realm where the normal laws of physics do not apply, using qubits instead of binary to deliver unprecedented processing power, and as such potentially limitless applications. Large global entities like Google, IBM and Microsoft...

IBM reveals three Cloud Pak for Security capabilities

November 20, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM reveals three Cloud Pak for Security capabilities

On Wednesday, 20 November 2019, IBM launched Cloud Pak for Security – featuring industry-first innovations to connect with any security tool, cloud or on-premise system, without moving data from its source. The platform is said to include open-source...

Huawei Cloud launches Kunpeng Cloud Services across Africa

November 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Cloud launches Kunpeng Cloud Services across Africa

Huawei Cloud released Kunpeng ECS (Elastic Cloud Server) cloud services and Partner Program 2.0 on Wednesday, 13 November 2019. The Kunpeng-powered cloud services will be made available to African customers by the end of December 2019 and aim to offer 15%...

Elegant and cost-effective Office 365 backup solutions with Altaro

November 12, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, SponsoredComments Off on Elegant and cost-effective Office 365 backup solutions with Altaro

Microsoft Office 365 is indisputably known by many as being one of the top productivity tools for assisting organisations and workers globally. Not everyone realises, however, that Office 365’s native capabilities may not be enough to protect your...

Activated data is key to cloud responsibility

November 12, 2019 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on Activated data is key to cloud responsibility

As data moves to the cloud, data volumes continue to explode and become increasingly fragmented across devices, locations and service providers. This exponential growth of data and information ushers in the increased burden of responsibility on organisations...

IBM designs world’s first financial services-ready public cloud

November 7, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM designs world’s first financial services-ready public cloud

This week, global tech company, IBM announced that it has designed the world’s first financial services-ready public cloud. The public cloud has been designed to help address the requirements of financial services institutions for regulatory compliance,...

IBM unlocks new public cloud capabilities

October 23, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM unlocks new public cloud capabilities

Earlier this week, IBM announced that it’s introducing new capabilities to its public cloud. According to the global tech company, its public cloud uses the only commercially available state-of-art cryptographic technology. Thanks to encryption keys and...

Old Mutual embarks on modernisation project with AWS

October 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments Off on Old Mutual embarks on modernisation project with AWS

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,...

Microsoft makes Python available on Azure in South Africa

October 11, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft makes Python available on Azure in South Africa

On Thursday, 10 October 2019, Microsoft South Africa announced the availability of Python support in Azure Functions for South Africans. As a result, developers can now build their serverless functions using Python 3.6, based on the open-source and...

INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

October 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Internet of Things, PeopleComments Off on INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

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 Off on GITEX 2019: Nokia strikes deal with OmniClouds

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 Off on GITEX 2019: Batelco and Avaya support SMEs through latest collaboration

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

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...