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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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. New features come to the highly popular Microsoft Teams platform, MTN South Africa once again sees itself at the top of the network quality mountain. Safaricom continues to make bank on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...

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