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African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited Africa, has announced a partnership agreement with Hitachi Vantara, a global data storage systems, software and services provider, that focuses its efforts on information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and the internet of things (IoT). Hitachi Vantara is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi. Marcel Fouché,...
Eezy Developments has, according to the firm, revealed the launch of South Africa's first visual storage app. Eezyfile is the first interface in South Africa that will enable users to store personal information like birth certificates, passport copies, warranties and more. The app is a combination of organisation and...
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,...
Given the cybercrime realities that mobile and Internet users are faced with, it has now become essential for consumers to pay attention to the protection of their mobile devices. However, with the added focus being placed in the cloud, where many consumers use it to increasingly store personal and/or...
We’re moving rapidly towards a completely connected world, with approximately seventy five billion connected devices expected to be in use, globally, by 2025, according to Statista, a leading market research firm. Organisations are recognising the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication,...
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 –...
The world is driven by data. It’s an instant world, where customers can make or break a business and the insights derived from data is the only thing that gives companies any indication of how to satisfy their markets. Data can deliver insights into shifting demographics, customer behaviour, operational efficiencies...
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...
Rubrik, a Cloud Data Management company, has announced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration, customers can achieve simplicity, performance and integrated data management across hybrid cloud environments. “We are pleased to...
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...
Data privacy and security is a major focus for businesses, particularly with the imminent rollout of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act in South Africa (SA) and the recent implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union. This came to the fore recently when a...
When it comes to the ever-growing landscape of technological innovation, one of the hottest commodities is storage. Synology, a company specialising in Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, has created a solution catering to those of us prone to collecting large amounts of digital files. A NAS is basically just a...
The telecommunications industry has changed dramatically over the past decade in response to evolving technology and revenue streams no longer come from the same directions they once did. With everything from infrastructure to voice calls and data becoming heavily commoditised, the only way for Telcos to compete is through...
With the all latest developments, features and apps on our smartphones, storage appears to be a real problem for many smartphone users in South Africa. According to research from a countrywide independent consumer SanDisk, 22 percent of users running out of space at least once a week and 56 percent...
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...
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...

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