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Africa Data Centres, the continent’s leading carrier-neutral co-location data centre provider, is strongly expanding in Nairobi. The company has begun the development of a second data centre of up to 20MW of IT load and is securing land for a third facility. This $200 million plus investment will double the...
Africa’s leading carrier-neutral co-location data centre provider, Africa Data Centres, has announced plans to build large hyperscale data centres throughout Africa, including the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. The project will involve building 10 hyperscale data centres, in 10 countries, over the next two years – at...
The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way the world lives and works and has forever changed the way customers and employees view communication and engagement. Since the start of the pandemic, digital adoption and usage rates have soared as consumers increasingly shopped, engaged and socialised online from the relative...
Absa Group says that it is set to exceed its goal of equipping 1,500 staff members across Africa with cloud-computing skills this year through its cloud incubator initiative. Absa launched the cloud incubator programme in March to support its digital transformation journey. According to Absa, a total of 1,496 participants...
African value-added distributor Networks Unlimited has announced a partnership agreement with Netskope, a US-based cloud, data and network security provider, and a leader in the application of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Cloud Access Security Brokerage (CASB), also known as Cloud Security Gateway. The agreement came into...
Access to affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable sources of electricity is a pressing issue for the growing number of Data Centre operators across Africa. These facilities need to ensure high availability of power to mitigate downtime, but many African countries face frequent power outages. Existing Data Centres have relied on...
US-based cloud computing multi-tech Oracle and French telecom Orange have announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement as part of a joint plan to accelerate cloud-led digital transformation in West Africa. Under the agreement, the two companies will assess plans to build Oracle Cloud regions using Orange’s infrastructure in...
Over the past 15 months, we have seen South African organisations accelerate their adoption of cloud-based business models to support work-from-anywhere and digital customer experiences. Yet many enterprises have raced to the cloud with piecemeal, ad hoc approaches that will not necessarily enable them to reap the full benefit...
The emergence of Kubernetes and containerisation is arguably more important for the evolution of computing than virtualisation about 15 years ago and is poised to see massive uptake in the coming years, providing an attractive skills investment for those looking to future-proof their careers, while giving businesses a massive...
Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of hyperscale data centres, has announced the beginning of construction on its new R15-billion ($1.01-billion) data centre campus in Midrand, near Johannesburg, South Africa. The first phase of the 80MW campus is scheduled to come online in the third quarter of 2022 and will...
Tech giant Microsoft has announced that it has expanded its Azure Availability Zones, making them generally available in the Johannesburg data centre region (SA North) of South Africa. Azure Availability Zones form an important building block of comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by ensuring resiliency and availability of...
Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus, which, the company says, is one of the largest in Africa. This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the...
IBM today announced that 6 major financial institutions across Africa have selected the technology corporation for hybrid cloud and AI capabilities to promote digital innovation and continue developing digital-first solutions. COVID-19 continues to accelerate the already rapid changes that were happening across the financial services sector in Africa, fast-tracking the...
Hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider Datacentrix has signed a partnership agreement, for both Africa and the Middle East, with the OutSystems industry-leading application development platform. “The OutSystems modern application platform was designed to accelerate the development and deployment of critical applications, while also delivering flexibility and efficiency....
New-age solutions and systems integrator, +OneX, has partnered with Teraco Data Environments to provide its enterprise customers with access to secure, resilient infrastructure at the heart of Africa’s largest, vendor-neutral data centre and interconnection services provider. +OneX will leverage Teraco’s physical infrastructure and interconnection services to support its customers’ journeys...
Africa Data Centres, one of the continent's leading carrier-neutral co-location data centre providers, has announced plans to build large hyperscale data centres throughout Africa, including the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. According to a statement today released from Africa Data Centres, the project will involve building 10...
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