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Cloud Computing Africa

Oracle Announces MySQL HeatWave on AWS

Oracle has announced that MySQL HeatWave is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). MySQL HeatWave is the only service that combines OLTP, analytics, machine learning, and machine learning-based automation within a single MySQL database. AWS users can now run...

AWS Opens New Offices in Johannesburg, South Africa

Today, tech giant Amazon and its cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services (AWS), have announced the opening of a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa to support growing customer demand for its services. According to a statement from the company,...

8 Ways Edge Computing Can Future-Proof Your Business

Adopting edge computing is the next important step in future-proofing your infrastructure. By moving data processing towards the ‘edge’, you bring real-time decision-making to where it’s needed. This supports whatever capabilities will be critical tomorrow, from the Internet of Things...

SA’s Teraco Has Been Acquired by This US Cloud Computing Firm

South Africa-based colocation data centres and interconnection platforms provider for Africa, Teraco Data Environments announced yesterday that it has been acquired by California cloud computing and data centre firm Digital Realty. Digital Realty is one of the largest providers of...

Why the Healthcare Sector Must Prioritise Modern Data Protection

The pandemic has put a significant strain on all industry sectors none more so than in healthcare where there was a need to adopt more data-driven planning and decision-making at lightning speed. At a time when expanding remote care, telemedicine,...

Netskope Further Expands NewEdge Security Private Cloud in Africa

Netskope, a leading company in Security Service Edge (SSE) and Zero Trust, has announced its continued global expansion of the Netskope NewEdge network with an additional data centre now launched and taking traffic in South Africa. The new Cape Town deployment...

Oracle Cloud Products Come to Africa Data Centre Facilities Across the Continent

Liquid Cloud, the cloud computing arm of pan-African Cassava Technologies, has announced today that it will now offer its customers connectivity to Oracle Cloud products through the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnect. This new cross-organisation connectivity will come to South...

SaaS vs. Load Shedding: A South African Matchup

We've come a long way since Thomas Edison and General Electric created the first substantial power grids in the 1880s. But one thing hasn't changed much: work stops when the power goes out. South Africans have endured front-row seats to...

Wits University: How AWS Cloud Training Helped Avoid COVID Disruptions

Johannesburg's University of Witwatersrand says that in 2020 in response to South Africa's strict lockdown measures, it managed to move its entire learning management system (LMS), Sakai, to the cloud in just two months leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS)....

Why High-Bandwidth Networks Should Form Part of Every Cloud Strategy

Cloud computing was first introduced commercially in the 2000s, but since the Covid pandemic in 2020, it has become an essential tool for businesses to improve administrative processes, employee productivity and the customer experience. However, businesses cannot fully experience the...
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R500 Million to Expand Broadband in Townships & Rural Areas

This financial year, Vodacom Eastern Cape plans to invest R500 million as part of its larger digital inclusion strategy...
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