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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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
With 2021 behind us, we look at the storage market to see an exciting 2022 ahead of us. Cyber resilience, AI, supercharged application and workload performance and availability, and reduction of OPEX and CAPEX in today’s world of hybrid cloud and containers – all of these come together to...
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...
According to SeaCom, which provides telecommunications to businesses across the African continent from undersea cables to an extensive fibre grid, South Africa is experiencing a data centre boom, and this growth in data centres is, in turn, good for the economy. This is because local data facilities enhance internet...
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...
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...

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