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Andela, a global engineering talent outsourcing company launched in Nigeria in 2014 has secured a $200-million investment during a Series E funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the venture capital arm of Japanese mega-corp SoftBank. This latest funding round brings Andela's total valuation to $1.5-billion, officially making it...
In the field of enterprise IT, artificial intelligence (AI) is a buzzword that we’ve seen used time and again over the past few years, with the promise of making every part of a business better. What does this mean specifically for data storage? This is the question posed in a...
Digital transformation and the increase in remote working means that businesses are faced with unparalleled levels of data being generated daily. Businesses not only have to manage that data, but they also have to address the fact that much of the data created by enterprise systems is ultimately valueless. In fact,...
Kuda Bank, a Nigerian fintech startup has raised $55-million in a Series B funding round at a valuation of $500-million. Previously, the company announced it had raised $25-million during a round of Series A funding a little over four months ago. Co-leading this latest round of funding were existing investors...
The healthcare industry has been one of the greatest beneficiaries of digital transformation in the last 12 months. Essential remote care services, critical real-time hyper-localised data in tracking pandemic trends, and the rapid rollout of a worldwide vaccine have been facilitated by digitalization. This growing reliance on digital operations brings with...
A RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive – or Independent – Disks) is a specialized hardware configuration that offers a tremendous amount of versatility in its usage. Generally used for data storage and, more specifically, to achieve data redundancy, it's useful in applications that require a large amount of data –...
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) supports the flexibility and scalability businesses need today, while reducing capital expenses – a factor that is increasingly important in the current challenging economic climate. High performance, highly available and reliable storage are critical to delivering enterprise-grade managed services from the cloud. Storage is...
Paratus is on track to open its new data centre in the heart of Lusaka, Zambia. This new purpose-built facility is expected to enable businesses to store and access their most vital asset, their data, at any time (24/7) in a secure and world-class 3-tier equivalent data centre. The 1-megawatt...
Losing valuable data is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone – digitally, at least. Imagine losing critical data that you need to deliver a time-sensitive project with a deadline looming, like a school assignment – or documents needed when you’re applying for a grant, or...
Africa Data Centres (ADC) has already begun work on its plans to construct a 10MW facility in Lagos, Nigeria. According to TechCentral, the Nigerian data centre will form "(ADC)’ West African hub" and join its network of facilities across East and Southern Africa. ADC CEO, Stephane Duproz says that the  Lagos...
The conversation around which is the better technology between hard disk and flash storage has been going on for years. In the data storage arena, flash arrays have been thriving, with no evidence this will slow down at any time. Hard disk drives (HDDs), on the other hand, which...
PAIX Data Centres has begun construction of "PAIX Nairobi-1" data centre in Nairobi. This facility, which is expected to open in November, is part of the company’s accelerated Pan-African expansion. PAIX Nairobi-1 will be located at Britam Tower, the capital’s tallest office building and a prominent landmark located in Upper...
If you are looking for an endpoint solution that will migrate your workspace into the 21st century and meet all your smart office needs, Pinnacle has the perfect offer for you. In July 2020, Huawei launched its elegantly simplistic IdeaHub in Southern Africa. When using the term simplistic, this...
Finding a reliable backup and replication solution for Hyper-V and VMware can be a difficult exercise. The partnership agreement between African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited Africa, and Altaro, a leader in backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments, provides easy and affordable protection of...
Since flash storage debuted into the mainstream storage arena, its uptake has been skyrocketing in data centres across the globe, and shows no signs of slowing down. This isn’t surprising as more and more storage and speed is needed in the age of big data, and all-flash arrays are the...
Teraco has officially confirmed the construction of Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data centre facility. This follows the company’s recent 60MW expansion announcement of its Johannesburg data centre campus in Isando and makes the Cape Town facility the second-largest on the continent. Jan Hnizdo, CEO at Teraco,...

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