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Posts Tagged ‘data centre’

  • New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

    Teraco completes Hyperscale data centre

    December 11, 2017 • Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco completes Hyperscale data centre

    Teraco, a provider of cloud and vendor-neutral data environments has announced the completion of their Hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. The Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell, South Africa features over 24 MW of power and 6000m²...

  • South Africa: AWS Direct Connect no available through Teraco data centers

    Teraco named Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Partner

    November 2, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco named Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Partner

    On Thursday 2 November 2017, Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest neutral data centre, announced it will be a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity partner. This partnership will allow them to provide clients with a private network connection to...

  • Lenovo

    Taking a closer look at Lenovo’s journey into the future

    August 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Taking a closer look at Lenovo’s journey into the future

    At the Lenovo Innovation Summit, which was held in Cape Town at CTICC, Marc Godin – Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo, Middle East and Africa – had stated in his keynote presentation that Lenovo had evolved and grown over the years....

  • Benefits of a managed IT services model

    Setting up your data center migration strategy is crucial

    August 18, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Setting up your data center migration strategy is crucial

    Change, even one for the better, comes with risk. Migrating to a Colocation Data Center – or any new Data Center- should be accompanied by careful supervision and a well devised and executed strategy. Data and IT functionality are a critical element of...

  • cloud technology

    Cloud Scope Grows but Reluctance Still Dominates

    August 16, 2017 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud Scope Grows but Reluctance Still Dominates

    If Gartner is to be believed and only a mere 38% of enterprise IT organisations are using cloud services, there is undoubtedly continued concern regarding cloud usage. Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud hosting platform provider,...

  • Westcon-Comstor sets up new Johannesburg Shared Services Centre

    Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa Appoints CEO

    August 7, 2017 • People, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa Appoints CEO

    Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking, Cloud and Data Centre, is pleased to announce that Rakesh Parbhoo has officially joined the company in the role of CEO...

  • HISA2017, Cipherwave

    Cipherwave to exhibit at HISA2017

    August 4, 2017 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Cipherwave to exhibit at HISA2017

    Locally owned and managed Internet Service Provider, Cipherware will exhibit its innovative products and services at the upcoming Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017). This two-day event will take place on 29 and 30 August at Vodacom World in...

  • SD WANs to hit the mainstream in SA’s telecom market

    Microsoft’s data centre investment to boost SA cloud adoption

    July 12, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Microsoft’s data centre investment to boost SA cloud adoption

    Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to build hyperscale datacentres in Cape Town and Johannesburg to deliver a range of cloud services, is set to give a massive boost to enterprise adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service, software-as-a-service and other...

  • Angola Cables amplifies South African presence.

    Advancing Digitalisation In Africa

    July 11, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Advancing Digitalisation In Africa

    Angola Cables, a multinational telecommunications company, announced today that construction has begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data-center will advance the use of subsea internet cables connecting Africa to the...

  • Interview: Rack Centre MD believes in Nigeria’s growth potential

    May 31, 2017 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: Rack Centre MD believes in Nigeria’s growth potential

    In another interview which showcases the innovation and development taking place on the African continent, IT News Africa spoke to Ayotunde Coker, the managing director of Nigerian data center company, Rack Center. Coker is a business executive with over 25...

  • SEACOM deploys 100Gbps Ethernet technology

    Ethiopia gets eCentre data centres

    May 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia gets eCentre data centres

    Modular data centre manufacturing company, Flexenclosure together with ERP Software Technologies (ERPST) will deploy two data centres in Ethiopia. The eCentres will house servers and software to manage and run Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) activities as...

  • Inus Dreckmeyr, Netshield South Africa CEO.

    Netshield SA announces Data Centre in a Box now 100% IoT enabled

    April 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on Netshield SA announces Data Centre in a Box now 100% IoT enabled

    Netshield South Africa is pleased to announce that as a result of the finalisation of its recent developments to its Data Centre in a Box (DCiB), the self-contained cabinets (SCC) are now 100% IoT and cloud-enabled. This recent development enables customers...

  • 6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

    March 24, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

    Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today released their list of the six data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. “In 2016, global macro trends significantly impacted the industry, with new cloud innovations and social responsibility taking...

  • Inus Dreckmeyr, Netshield South Africa CEO.

    Don’t skimp on power distribution units, Netshield a Westcon-Comstor company warns

    March 16, 2017 • General, SponsoredComments Off on Don’t skimp on power distribution units, Netshield a Westcon-Comstor company warns

    Netshield South Africa CEO Inus Dreckmeyr has warned corporates against the false saving of buying “dumb” power distribution units (PDUs) instead of intelligent or smart PDUs. “The basic premise behind a PDU has expanded from what they were perceived to...

  • Teraco raises R1.2 billion for expansion

    March 15, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco raises R1.2 billion for expansion

    Teraco, Africa’s largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), today announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion....

  • PoPI requires effective data management structures

    IoT adoption puts focus on availability

    February 20, 2017 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on IoT adoption puts focus on availability

    South African companies are preparing themselves for more widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform their business and improve their operations in 2017. Despite the potential this holds across consumer and business segments,...