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Leading insurance group, Prudential plc (Prudential) (www.Prudentialplc.com) and Google Cloud today announced a strategic partnership to enhance health and financial inclusion for communities across Asia and Africa. Under this alliance, Prudential will leverage Google Cloud’s data analytics capabilities, secure and sustainable infrastructure, and the broader Google ecosystem, to accelerate its...
Absa Bank Kenya has announced a new partnership with Huawei on a SD-WAN Solution to build a new digital foundation for branch networks. To meet the digital transformation requirements, Huawei and Absa Bank Kenya's technical team conducted in-depth discussions and surveys. Based on the bank’s actual requirements and digital strategy, as...
Oracle has announced that MySQL HeatWave is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). MySQL HeatWave is the only service that combines OLTP, analytics, machine learning, and machine learning-based automation within a single MySQL database. AWS users can now run transaction processing, analytics, and machine learning workloads in one service,...
Pan-African cloud computing provider Liquid Cloud has today announced that it has been approved by Amazon Web Service (AWS) as a Direct Connect Delivery Partner. Liquid Cloud will now be one of four partners in Africa to secure this certification after undergoing an extensive and rigorous technical and business review...
Africa Data Centres, one of the continent's largest networks of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, and part of the Cassava Technologies group, has taken a significant step forward in its widescale expansion into Africa by joining forces with Nigeria's principle internet exchange point: IXPN. "IXPN is unquestionably the...
Cloud adoption continues to be important for many organizations as they transform how they do business in today’s digital world. While there are many benefits associated with cloud adoption, the security implications of moving to the cloud cannot be ignored if organizations are to fully embrace it. This blog outlines...
Today, tech giant Amazon and its cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services (AWS), have announced the opening of a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa to support growing customer demand for its services. According to a statement from the company, the new office will aim to bolster South Africa’s burgeoning...
Pick n Pay Group, one of the largest retailers in South Africa has migrated its entire on-premises IT infrastructure to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. This is according to an announcement released today by the Amazon cloud computing company. According to AWS, Pick n Pay had been working with Lemongrass...
Cassava Technology's pan-African data centre group Africa Data Centres (ADC) has today announced a drawing of the first portion of its $300-million strategic investment made by the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The company says that this first $83 million is being applied towards expanding ADC's data centres...
Integrating cloud marketplaces in your supply chain is no longer optional—it’s essential. Cloud-based marketplaces speed up the whole procurement chain, and they enhance control, risk management, and governance for businesses. According to a new Forrester report, software companies selling in AWS Marketplace achieve an average 81% return on investment (ROI),...
Adopting edge computing is the next important step in future-proofing your infrastructure. By moving data processing towards the ‘edge’, you bring real-time decision-making to where it’s needed. This supports whatever capabilities will be critical tomorrow, from the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered applications. Edge computing will...
South Africa-based colocation data centres and interconnection platforms provider for Africa, Teraco Data Environments announced yesterday that it has been acquired by California cloud computing and data centre firm Digital Realty. Digital Realty is one of the largest providers of cloud and carrier-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions in...
Netskope, a leading company in Security Service Edge (SSE) and Zero Trust, has announced its continued global expansion of the Netskope NewEdge network with an additional data centre now launched and taking traffic in South Africa. The new Cape Town deployment complements the existing Johannesburg infrastructure to address growing customer demand,...
Liquid Cloud, the cloud computing arm of pan-African Cassava Technologies, has announced today that it will now offer its customers connectivity to Oracle Cloud products through the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect. This new cross-organisation connectivity will come to South Africa within the Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region, to other organisations...
International hyperscale data centre firm Vantage has opened its first data center facility in Africa with its new Johannesburg campus after breaking ground in 2021. The two-story facility offers 16MW of critical IT capacity across 130,000 square feet (12,000 square meters). The project was delivered in 10 months, 10 days...
We've come a long way since Thomas Edison and General Electric created the first substantial power grids in the 1880s. But one thing hasn't changed much: work stops when the power goes out. South Africans have endured front-row seats to this reality as load shedding causes real damage and consequences...
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