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The risks and benefits in the race to hyperscale

The risks and benefits in the race to hyperscale

April 12, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The risks and benefits in the race to hyperscale

Organisations are looking to move big data workloads to the cloud in increasing numbers. Andrew Cruise, Managing Director at Routed, Africa’s only vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says the hyperscale trend is best explained within a broader push towards OPEX and usage-based consumption of IT infrastructure, software and services. Of critical...

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Trend Micro enhances its Deep Security and Cloud App Security products

Trend Micro enhances its Deep Security and Cloud App Security products

April 11, 2019 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments Off on Trend Micro enhances its Deep Security and Cloud App Security products

Trend Micro, a cybersecurity solutions company announced enhancements to its Deep Security and Cloud App Security products designed to extend protection to virtual machines on the Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes platform protection, container image scanning...

Lenovo announces data centre portfolio upgrades

Lenovo announces data centre portfolio upgrades

April 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Lenovo announces data centre portfolio upgrades

Lenovo has announced a series of upgrades to its ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile data centre infrastructure portfolios, aligned with Intel’s launch of the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Optane DC persistent memory modules. Among the...

Modern business happens on digital platforms

Modern business happens on digital platforms

April 8, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Modern business happens on digital platforms

For many the platform is still a foreign idea and some even consider it a temporary change. But once you wrap your head around the proposition, it is very clear that the futures of commerce and customer interactions are entirely anchored to this exciting way...

Dell EMC advances PowerEdge servers

Dell EMC advances PowerEdge servers

April 5, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Dell EMC advances PowerEdge servers

Dell EMC announced several advancements to Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. According to the company, these advancements to PowerEdge servers and OpenManage systems management enable a secure, scalable compute platform as the ideal foundation for cloud, analytics...

F5 cloud portfolio grows with cloud services.

F5 cloud portfolio grows with cloud services

April 4, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on F5 cloud portfolio grows with cloud services

F5 Networks is rapidly growing its cloud-native application services portfolio with solutions that address a broad range of modern application development use cases with consumption models that resonate no matter where customers may be in their cloud...

Choosing the right business management system could be trickyill be smart

Choosing the right business management system could be tricky

April 3, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Digital TransformationComments Off on Choosing the right business management system could be tricky

Selecting a business management (ERP) system is a decision that will affect any business for many years. Most products offer the same or similar features and it could be extremely confusing to decide what features are important or not. This is according to...

Financial services embrace hybrid cloud

March 31, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial services embrace hybrid cloud

Nutanix, Inc. has recently announced findings of its Enterprise Cloud Index Report for the financial services sector, measuring financial firms’ plans for adopting private, public and hybrid clouds. The report revealed that the financial sector outpaces...

Is your infrastructure throttling the benefits of cloud services?

Is your infrastructure throttling the benefits of cloud services?

March 29, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Is your infrastructure throttling the benefits of cloud services?

One of the main drivers of cloud adoption is the multitude of business benefits offered by cloud services such as Microsoft’s Office 365. Organisations are attracted to the accessibility, flexibility, and ‘pay-per-user’ license offerings of cloud...

Dutch-based DMP launches data centre in South Africa

March 29, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Dutch-based DMP launches data centre in South Africa

DMP South Africa (DMP SA), the local branch of European data management specialists Data Management Professionals (DMP), brings load shedding-proof data management solutions to the South African market with the launch of its local data centre on 31 March...

Microsoft cloud data centres to attract foreign investment

Blue Turtle automates move to Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa

March 24, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Blue Turtle automates move to Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa

With the official launch of the Microsoft Data Centres in South Africa, Blue Turtle announces a suite of services that enables a customer’s journey to the Cloud. Blue Turtle will deliver Azure Migration Services that encompass discovery, assessment,...

South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

March 23, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

South African startup ‘Africam’ is a media company that live streams HD footage from waterholes at various locations across Africa. The free streams are aimed at connecting people from around the world to African wildlife and create an online community...

F5 Networks to highlight multi-cloud capabilities at Kubecon Europe

VMware expands its multi-cloud foundation

March 21, 2019 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on VMware expands its multi-cloud foundation

VMware, has rolled out advancements to VMware Cloud that further the company’s vision for delivering the essential, ubiquitous Digital Foundation to support customers’ and partners’ digital transformation. These advancements include updates to VMware...

SPECTRAMI appoints new General Manager

March 20, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, PeopleComments Off on SPECTRAMI appoints new General Manager

SPECTRAMI has announced that it has appointed Yasser Ali, as the General Manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa. Based in Cairo, Yasser will be responsible for accelerating the growth of business, maintaining customer, partner and vendor relationship by...

South African start-up named Best Digital Company

March 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, StartupsComments Off on South African start-up named Best Digital Company

Wyzetalk, an employee engagement company that has built its own patented mobile, USSD and app technology solution, enabling businesses to connect and communicate effectively and efficiently with their workforces including non-desk workers, has been named Best...

South African companies edging closer to full cloud capability

March 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African companies edging closer to full cloud capability

While there is little doubt over the hype attached to cloud computing and services, the reality is that South Africa businesses are embracing cloud, especially solutions that are being used to strengthen contact centres and enhance customer engagement. This...