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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The explosion of data in today’s digital economy has resulted in a fundamental shift from using data to run the business to recognising that data is the business. In an era where data is king, superior data management and storage in the hybrid cloud become paramount. NetApp gives six...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

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