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  • Warren Oliver

    Building the modern data centre: Plan for availability

    February 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Building the modern data centre: Plan for availability

    The always-on era is becoming a reality for every business: Globalisation is allowing companies to spread their operations across multiple time zones just as users are abandoning the old nine-to-five working day and want access to their email and data...

  • West Africa sees launch of largest data center

    January 16, 2015 • Enterprise IT, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on West Africa sees launch of largest data center

    MainOne, a Nigerian provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, announced the opening of the Tier III Lekki Data Center. The move behind the data center is to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster...

  • The Data Centre has evolved

    October 8, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on The Data Centre has evolved

    Dorio Bowes, Business Development Manager at Comstor a Westcon Group company says fast and flexible access to data – a challenge that the right technology can overcome. Cloud computing has lost its status as a buzzword and become an essential tool for...

  • Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

    September 22, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

    Massive data growth and an increasing trend toward virtualisation technology are having a profound impact on the modern organisation. The data centre, as well as cloud services and solutions both public and private, are becoming increasingly important to the...

  • Warren Oliver

    Managing the heterogenous DC – let the apps lead

    July 15, 2014 • FeaturesComments Off on Managing the heterogenous DC – let the apps lead

    Data centre owners are under pressure to standardise on a single virtualisation technology – but, there are some advantages to having a mixed environment. In the modern data centre, it’s applications that should drive decision making. The only purpose...

  • Airtel deploys next generation data centre in Sierra Leone

    May 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel deploys next generation data centre in Sierra Leone

    Airtel Sierra Leone has ordered a combined data and telecom centre from Flexenclosure, a specialist designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centres and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. In a multi-million dollar deal,...

  • East Africa Data Centre receives award

    May 15, 2014 • East AfricaComments Off on East Africa Data Centre receives award

    The East Africa Data Centre has been honoured at this year’s Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation awards. The carrier neutral data centre based in Nairobi was named in the “Best Business Service Innovation” category alongside Liquid Telecom Kenya...

  • Dimension Data to quadruple data centre business

    April 30, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Dimension Data to quadruple data centre business

    Dimension Data, a global solutions and services provider, said today that it will quadruple the size of its data centre business to $4 billion in the next five years. The Group’s existing $1 billion data centre business has a significant presence in all...

  • Data centre, cloud service create competitive edge

    August 7, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data centre, cloud service create competitive edge

      Data centres are the hub of today’s organisations, housing mission-critical servers, data, applications and services that keep businesses running. However, with the growth of cloud platforms, organisations are increasingly looking to move not only...

  • Ghana Fidelity Bank uses IBM to power growth

    November 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ghana Fidelity Bank uses IBM to power growth

    IBM  has announced the successful completion of a new comprehensive state-of-the-art data center at the fast-growing Fidelity Bank in Ghana.   Fidelity Bank, which is widely known in Ghana for its innovative mortgage and rural banking products, has...

  • Conference to discuss data centre development

    July 12, 2012 • EventsComments Off on Conference to discuss data centre development

    The DatacenterDynamics Converged conference, taking place on 20 September at the Sandton Convention Centre, is expected to draw a strong response from those operating in the data centre space. This is the 5th successive return to Johannesburg for the...

  • Internet Solutions increases stake in Kenyan operation

    October 19, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Internet Solutions increases stake in Kenyan operation

    Dimension Data subsidiary, Internet Solutions (IS) has increased its majority stake in its Kenyan operation, from 51% to 80% as the group looks to expand its East African business interests. IS initially acquired a 51% stake in local Kenyan service...

  • Cisco and Citrix deliver virtual desktops

    October 13, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco and Citrix deliver virtual desktops

    Cisco and Citrix Systems announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to develop and deliver solutions that help customers simplify and accelerate large-scale desktop virtualisation deployments. “Cisco is collaborating with Citrix on a broad...

  • Internet Solutions builds green data centre

    September 22, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Internet Solutions builds green data centre

    Internet Solutions (IS), a division of Dimension Data (Didata) Middle East and Africa, has developed a new Tier3 data centre facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new data centre, scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2011, is the first...

  • Will the cloud replace classic IT?

    September 21, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Will the cloud replace classic IT?

    The proliferation of cloud computing has seen some people happily floating on cloud nine and prophesy an inevitable paradigm shift in IT while others believe it is really just a rebottled and labelled version of an existing technology. Indeed, there are few...

  • Kenya unwraps multi-million data centre

    September 8, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya unwraps multi-million data centre

    Kenya Data Network  (KDN) has unveiled a multimillion-dollar state-of-the art data center to be used for hosting data and software applications. Speaking at the launch this week, KDN Chief Executive Officer Rikus Matthyser said the Data Center, now ready for...