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NetApp announced NetApp ONTAP 9.6, the new midrange, end-to-end NVMe AFF A320 storage system and an expanded portfolio of services to help businesses maximise the value of their data. NetApp's cloud-connected flash solutions, an element of a Data Fabric strategy, provide the operational efficiency and protection needed to support innovation,...
Six in ten (60%) organisations from South Africa experienced a public cloud security incident in the last year – including ransomware (25%), other malware (28%), exposed data (28%), compromised accounts (27%), and cryptojacking (26%) - according to The State of Cloud Security 2020 from Sophos. Globally, organisations running multi-cloud environments...
The cloud-first approach made popular in 2018 is no longer hailed as the answer to cloud domination. Instead, Christian Mahncke, Routed Enterprise Business Development,  says that migration in 2019 will be more carefully considered and measured. “A forced approach towards cloud is not ideal. While insight into cloud has improved...
Research conducted by accounting software firm Xero, in partnership with World Wide Worx (WWW) has revealed that South African small businesses are at risk of being left behind if they don’t adopt new technologies.The study shows that over half (52%) of small businesses admit that they are only just...
Centrify, provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, announced the company has hired Mark Oldemeyer as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Oldemeyer steps into the role previously held by current Centrify CEO, Tim Steinkopf, and will be responsible for all finance, accounting, facilities, and human...
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...
According to previous research by Gartner, 75% of enterprises expect to have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017, with organisations typically using an average of 545 cloud services each. With numbers such as these, it’s clear that the cloud is a standard for all businesses, large and small. In...
One of the more complex issues related to server management – particularly for those organisations that host their servers on premise - is the need for a full-time system administrator, who is able to maintain the servers, who knows the operational commands and can effectively speak its ‘language’. The idea...
Secucloud has created “Elastic Cloud Security System” (ECS2) a cloud-based security framewor. Secucloud will also integrate Kaspersky Lab's technologies in its solutions, to provide improved security for Secucloud customers. The current security modules such as multi-analyzer threat protection, SAND-SSL-Scan, and packet analyzer within Secucloud’s IABS engine have been combined to...
The future of business is in the cloud. That is the message from global analysts as the latest IT sales figures show a marked shift away from hardware. The shift to cloud services and other Digital Business solutions has slashed Gartner's global IT spending growth forecasts by half: a...
According to Big Data Quarterly, cloud computing is fast becoming the solution of choice for data environments. South Africa is no different, and the increasing adoption of cloud technology is rapidly changing the way we manage data environments and the skills required to effectively do so. The days of...
Teraco has revealed that construction has commenced on a new hyperscale data centre with 38 megawatts (MW) of critical power load in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. The facility, known as JB4, is scheduled for completion in the beginning of 2022 and is expected to be the largest data centre in...
If you work in the tech/telco industry you can probably give a fair description of what an API is. For those who don’t know, API stands for Application Programming Interface and is used by developers of software solutions to expose certain functions of their applications to the outside world,...
Vendor-neutral data centre, Teraco has welcomed cloud infrastructure provider, Routed to the African Cloud Exchange (ACX). Created to improve enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud performance through direct interconnection, Teraco’s ACX is said to provide secure, direct, flexible network connections to a wide range of local and global cloud service providers. As Africa’s...
At a time when so much attention is placed on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the Protection of Personal Information Act (Popia) in South Africa, companies must consider a plethora of permutations when it comes to the hosting of their data. Ian McAlister,...
Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings, making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age. When organisations are faced with IT spending decisions, the consideration of using cloud services...
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