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Huawei launches AI integrated cloud in South Africa

November 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the recent AfricaCom 2018, cloud-computing services of Huawei, announced the launch of the first AI-integrated public cloud offering for Africa. Huawei Cloud South Africa region will start providing cloud services at the end of this year, allowing organizations operating inside South Africa and its neighboring countries to access lower-latency, reliable,...

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Huawei launches open platform to facilitate AI development

November 14, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the third Huawei Eco-connect Europe conference, Huawei launched HiAI 2.0, an open platform designed to facilitate the development of On-Device artificial intelligence (AI). HiAI is Huawei’s AI engine that aims to power applications on the new P20...

dge computing will address the connectivity of billions of devices across widespread locations.

Edge computing will come of age in 2019

November 13, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Christian Mahncke, Enterprise Business Development at Routed, Africa’s only vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that disruption will continue to dominate the technology landscape as 2019 approaches. Supporting Gartner’s predictions, Mahncke...

Microsoft launches end-to-end program to help boost start-ups

November 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, StartupsComments (0)

In-order help empower and build start-ups Microsoft South Africa has launched a support program that boosts tech startups by giving them open access to wide-ranging skills development resources, coaches and mentors, a fully-fledged customer network, and the...

Vox helps South African business get cloud ready

Vox selected as Microsoft Azure Data Centre partner

November 13, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Integrated ICT and telecommunications company, Vox, has been selected as a Microsoft Azure Data Centre Migration partner, adding to its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) status, extending its turnkey solution for customers looking to migrate to the cloud....

Building for a future ready digital business in the cloud

Building for a future ready digital business in the cloud

November 3, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

In the era of Big Data where industry sectors are caught in a vortex of ‘information overload’, there is a need for businesses to rise to the challenge and become digital, which means embracing platform-based business models. Change is definitely...

Nutanix extends beam to the enterprise private cloud

Nutanix extends beam to the enterprise private cloud

November 3, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Nutanix, Inc. enterprise cloud computing recently announced new updates to Beam which extend its cost visibility and optimization capabilities into on-prem deployments. With these new updates, Nutanix customers can get full visibility and insight into the...

The power of Office 365-a key part of a business’ digital transformation journey

The power of Office 365-a key part of a business’ digital transformation journey

November 1, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The power of Office 365-a key part of a business’ digital transformation journey

The shift from on-device installations of Microsoft software – the likes of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other familiar tools – into Cloud-hosted applications is far more than just a change in the way software is delivered to users. This is the...

The cloud presents opportunities for companies to improve the availability and accessibility to data resources. Cloud storage is also more scalable, allowing companies to accommodate ever-growing data volumes easily and cost-effectively.

Make the move to the cloud safe

November 1, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Make the move to the cloud safe

The cloud presents opportunities for companies to improve the availability and accessibility to data resources. Cloud storage is also more scalable, allowing companies to accommodate ever-growing data volumes easily and cost-effectively. While cloud-based...

5 Steps to securing cloud data

5 Steps to securing cloud data

November 1, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on 5 Steps to securing cloud data

Leadership is essential when it comes to ensuring the security of data stored in the cloud. Cloud adoption in key African markets has grown phenomenally over the past five years. According to a recent study by World Wide Worx, it is pervasive in the key...

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI

October 30, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI

NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, announced ONTAP 9.5, MAX Data, StorageGRID SG6060, NetApp Solution Support for FlexPod, and Flash Performance Guarantee. These new data services and solutions further extend the NetApp Data Fabric across edge,...

IBM To acquire Red Hat

IBM to acquire Red Hat

October 29, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to acquire Red Hat

IBM and Red Hat, provider of open source cloud software, has announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a...

South African cloud adoption curve increases its trajectory

South African cloud adoption curve increases its trajectory

October 26, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African cloud adoption curve increases its trajectory

The cloud adoption curve should plateau in South Africa, according to Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider. As a result of the rapid digital transformation taking place, cloud engagement is on the increase...

Amazon web services to open data centers in South Africa

Amazon web services to open data centers in South Africa

October 25, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon web services to open data centers in South Africa

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced it will open an infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020. The new AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region will consist of three Availability Zones. Currently,...

Will we really only have three clouds?

Will we really only have three clouds?

October 25, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Will we really only have three clouds?

  Currently, there are three large global cloud solution providers: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.   “Assuming two more providers invest heavily into this market, we may have five large cloud providers,” explains Peter Scheffel,...

Nutanix extends beam to the enterprise private cloud

Enabling partners to make more money

October 23, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Enabling partners to make more money

There’s no doubt that, to progress their digital transformation, enterprises are going to need to deploy multi-cloud environments. According to research by Dell EMC, companies that aggressively adopt hybrid cloud are three times more likely than...