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Cloud-based backup services are an easy way for IT service providers to help clients achieve availability of their data, says Warren Olivier, Southern Africa Regional Manager at Veeam Software - as well as an excellent first step into becoming a cloud provider. “In the past two years the pace of...
Renowned for its approach to e-commerce, Konga.com has been noted as one of Nigeria’s most prevalent and prospering online retail stores. Launched in July 2012, their mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa and supporting this mission is an advanced technology infrastructure. Konga.com is headquartered in...
SAP Africa has appointed Cameron Beveridge as Regional Director for Southern Africa. Beveridge, a seasoned professional with a 25-year pedigree in technology, had until recently led one of SAP Africa’s largest business units, with responsibility for SAP cloud and related solutions. Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa, said Beveridge...
The Africa Data Centre Association (ADCA), a non-profit, Pan-African professional association, which will foster the development of the data centre industry in Africa, launched at BroadGroup's inaugural Datacloud Africa Leadership Summit held in Marrakech, Morocco on 28 September 2018. During the Summit, more than 50 members joined the founding members...
"The development of the cloud over the last 15 years is one of the most significant convergences of computing and communications technologies in history," says Alain Sanchez, Senior Evangelist for Fortinet. "It provides unprecedented agility and scalability for organisations, immediate access to information and transactions for individuals and has...
As enterprise moves to cloud computing models, traditional enterprise data centres are beginning to shut down. Cloud, together with a necessity to move applications closer to their users are reasons why Teraco, Africa’s first vendor neutral data centre provider, says that digital transformation is reshaping the face of IT...
GTT Communications, a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fibre networks. “The acquisition of Interoute represents a major milestone in delivering on our purpose of connecting people across organizations, around the world and...
When moving data into the cloud, organisations should be aware that it is the responsibility of the information owner to ensure that holistic protection and clear visibility is in place, to avoid security breaches! “The desire to gain the many benefits related to the cloud, such as flexibility, cost savings...
SUSE Cloud Application Platform has been designated a Certified Cloud Foundry distribution by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The newly certified platform brings the advanced productivity of the Cloud Foundry model to Kubernetes, which is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for modern container infrastructure. One of two certified Cloud Foundry...
Commvault, a recognised global backup, recovery, the cloud and data management company, recently announced two additions to its family of cloud-ready appliances – the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300), an innovative scale-out infrastructure for managed service providers (MSPs) and large enterprises, and the Commvault Remote Office Appliance, a turnkey...
Migration to the cloud is becoming common practice for businesses across the globe, moving from a nice-to-have to a standard business resource, allowing applications and information to be processed on servers belonging to 3rd parties accessed through the internet. Yet, almost half of South Africa’s small businesses still aren’t...
Hybrid cloud data services company, NetApp, recently introduced NetApp ONTAP AI proven architecture, powered by NVIDIA DGX supercomputers and NetApp AFF A800 cloud-connected all-flash storage. The new NetApp ONTAP AI proven architecture will help users accelerate AI-driven business outcomes and overcome deployment obstacles. According to NetApp, ONTAP AI is a...
Oracle has announced the appointment of Andrew Sordam as Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect. Andrew Sordam takes over from Cherian Varghese who has been named as the Regional Managing Director and Vice President for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Asian Growing Economies at...
Quantum computing exists in a realm where the normal laws of physics do not apply, using qubits instead of binary to deliver unprecedented processing power, and as such potentially limitless applications. Large global entities like Google, IBM and Microsoft are leading the charge when it comes to the development...
The skills to understand, manage, and secure multi-cloud deployments are more vital than ever as enterprises struggle to keep pace with technological innovation. Across EMEA, there is an urgent requirement for transformative dialogue between the executive boardroom and IT decision-makers if businesses are to stay relevant in an increasingly...
It’s no surprise that cloud computing, which brings all of these benefits, is transforming the industry’s approach to IT. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving the journey through the fourth industrial revolution, marked by the profound integration of technology into society. The cloud enables capabilities in artificial...
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