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The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) joined 30 other members in the establishment of the Ceph Foundation, to manage the massive growth in data and information generated from cloud, container, and Artificial Intelligence applications. The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced that over...
Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft's recent Azure announcement. It is estimated that more than 50% of global information is now housed in a cloud and according to Brent Cary, regional sales manager, Genetec...
NAS stands for network-attached storage. Sounds complicated and technical and only for hardcore technology fundi’s right? Wrong. NAS happens to be a clever, easy and brilliant way to build a home server that allows you to change the way you handle all your photos, videos, backups, streaming and sharing...
Infinidat recently announced a Data Rescue Program for IBM customers concerned by IBM’s shutdown of its storage innovation centre. Infinidat developed the programme in response to an influx of inquiries from IBM customers regarding escalating pressure to transition from high-end to lower-end storage and reports of layoffs across the...
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...
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,...
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...
Data management and backup is one of the biggest IT challenges facing small accounting and bookkeeping firms today. Lacking the big budgets of larger companies, these businesses have less to spend on data storage, backup and protection and often resort to storing files on their laptops or, at best,...
The concept of software-defined storage (SDS) is an integral facet of a modern software-defined data centre. As a critical part of this architecture, SDS supports organisations’ transition to data-driven, highly digital business models. “As the volume of data that must be stored, analysed and retrieved continues to grow exponentially, SDS...
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...
For enterprise customers, the demand for additional data storage is growing too fast for traditional storage options to continue to be affordable. SUSE is meeting the demand for reliable, reasonably priced storage, today announcing the availability of SUSE Enterprise Storage 5.5. The intelligent software-defined storage solution, powered by Ceph technology,...
On 5 September 2019, Commvault, a cloud and on-premises data software company, has announced that it has acquired Hedvig, a software-defined storage company. The acquisition is said to have cost $225 million, which includes ongoing employee retention and the purchase price. "Multi-cloud data management is a hard problem for customers...
Digitisation can be part of the solution to climate change but storing digital data that is never used can also consume an enormous amount of energy and, as a result, produce CO2 that need never have been wasted. According to South African Tech Solutions company, Veritas, an estimated 5.8 million...
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...
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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