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  • Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

    January 28, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

    Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data centre markets. According to Gartner, spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data...

  • Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

    Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

    January 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

    In May 2017, Microsoft announced plans to launch two data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, these see the company targeting cloud services growth on the continent. These data centres are expected to deliver the Microsoft...

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    Insight 2019: South Africa’s digital prospects start to shine

    December 11, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Insight 2019: South Africa’s digital prospects start to shine

    South Africa is awaiting the arrival of not one but three international data centres, each representing a major hyperscale provider. Suffice to say, SA and its neighbours will soon have access to the same digital power, flexibility and reduced costs that...

  • Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure

    December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure

    Telecom Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth up to $400 million with the pan-African telecom group Liquid Telecom. The investment was made during a signing ceremony between the two companies on Saturday 8 December at the Africa 2018...

  • SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

    November 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

    It’s no surprise that cloud computing, which brings all of these benefits, is transforming the industry’s approach to IT. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving the journey through the fourth industrial revolution, marked by the profound...

  • The cloud presents opportunities for companies to improve the availability and accessibility to data resources. Cloud storage is also more scalable, allowing companies to accommodate ever-growing data volumes easily and cost-effectively.

    Make the move to the cloud safe

    November 1, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Make the move to the cloud safe

    The cloud presents opportunities for companies to improve the availability and accessibility to data resources. Cloud storage is also more scalable, allowing companies to accommodate ever-growing data volumes easily and cost-effectively. While cloud-based...

  • Chris Willemse, CEO of DAC Systems

    The growth of cloud-based ERP

    October 10, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on The growth of cloud-based ERP

    Worldwide revenue in cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is expected to top $28 billion in 2022 (up from an estimated $17.6 billion in 2016). This reflects the declining of initial concerns around the merits of migrating such mission-critical...

  • Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2019

    Introducing energy efficiency to data centres is a priority

    October 7, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Introducing energy efficiency to data centres is a priority

    As our appetite for all things IT and digital continues to grow, the need for data centres continues to grow, with more and more data centres erected, and much bigger than they were before. This places a tremendous amount of pressure on the electrical power...

  • The imminent launch of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will help dispel many of the fears still holding companies back from deploying the cloud for mission-critical applications, in turn creating a significant market opportunity for local resellers and systems integrators.

    Local Azure data centres to create new revenue streams for South African IT channel

    August 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Local Azure data centres to create new revenue streams for South African IT channel

    The imminent launch of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa will help dispel many of the fears still holding companies back from deploying the cloud for mission-critical applications, in turn creating a significant market opportunity for local...

  • Siemon’s announces new lighter coloured cabinet solutions

    June 19, 2018 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Siemon’s announces new lighter coloured cabinet solutions

    Siemon, a global network infrastructure company, has announced that its cabinet solutions and accessories are now available in white and light grey, which according to the company delivers modern look for today’s data centres and telecommunications spaces....

  • How secure is data in the cloud?

    Securicom reduces data centre footprint with Cloudistics

    May 11, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Securicom reduces data centre footprint with Cloudistics

    Data centres by nature consume a lot of energy and demand for power will continue to grow as the volumes of digital information that companies store and process continue to grow. With this come increasing energy costs and cooling requirements. According to...

  • Africa Data Centres opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

    Africa Data Centres opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

    April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Data Centres opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

    Africa Data Centres, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has on Thursday, 19 April 2018 opened a new floor at East Africa Data Centre (EADC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The additional floor will provide 500 square metres of rack space for leading...

  • Visibility is dead; long live real-time network visibility

    Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future

    April 18, 2018 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future

    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...

  • Exploring new ways of driving energy efficiency in data centre infrastructure

    Tech advances mean datacenters need more cooling – does yours?

    March 20, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Tech advances mean datacenters need more cooling – does yours?

    Datacentres are out of date. They are built to last but, let’s face it, technology changes fast. What’s under the hood in a datacentre today often far outpaces the capabilities of the structure built to house it. Modernisation is on the cards for data...

  • Taking computing to the edge

    Which data centre is right for you?

    September 6, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Which data centre is right for you?

    Data centres act as the data and app stores of businesses, they provide raw computing power and connectivity. As such, they are core to any business. Ownership is, however, no longer essential. Businesses now make strategic, often hybrid, choices based on...

  • Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

    March 29, 2017 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

    Rack Centre, Africa’s premium Data Centre, became the first ever African based Data Centre provider to be finalists, in two categories, in the internationally acclaimed Data Centre Solutions (DCS) awards in the UK. After seven successful years this is the...