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  • 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    Datacentres are out of date.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...

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

    Carrier neutral data centres – The key to unlocking SA’s connectivity potential?

    August 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Carrier neutral data centres – The key to unlocking SA’s connectivity potential?

    Recently, the telecommunications industry has seen a sweeping growth in data traffic on a global scale, attributable to the smartphone boom that has taken place over the last few years. This massive growth has resulted in an increasing demand for sufficient...

  • Have data centres become the lifeblood of business?

    November 30, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Have data centres become the lifeblood of business?

    Just a decade or so ago, data centres were viewed almost as necessary evils; a capital expense needed to “keep the lights on”. They housed databases and kept e-mail up and running, serving as repositories. The Internet changed all that simply by creating...

  • Testing to mitigate the risk when disaster strikes

    September 28, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Testing to mitigate the risk when disaster strikes

    South African-based companies know the impact that external factors can have on data centres all too well. Whether it be man-made such as load shedding or forces of nature like the frequent Highveld thunder storms, companies can never take their business...

  • 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...

  • How to Empower SMEs through cloud computing

    October 20, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on How to Empower SMEs through cloud computing

    Operating a successful SME in the current economic environment takes a fiercely determined and entrepreneurial attitude, some out-of-the-box thinking to gain a competitive edge and a keen financial mind to manage cash flow and save on costs. Over the last...

  • Zim’s Realtime Africa, Bytes Systems create data centres

    October 10, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zim’s Realtime Africa, Bytes Systems create data centres

    South Africa’s Bytes Systems Integration has joined forces with Zimbabwe’s Realtime Africa to establish new data centres in the country. Zimbabwe, which is emerging from a 10-year economic meltdown, is widely seen as a huge destination for...

  • Q&A: What is Cisco’s cloud computing strategy?

    October 1, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Q&A: What is Cisco’s cloud computing strategy?

    Global networking company, Cisco Systems held a media briefing in Muldesdrift, South Africa on 30 September 2011 to discuss the company’s cloud computing strategy. According to Cisco, the company, together with its eco system partners and system integration...

  • Telkom Business Mobile accelerates convergence plans

    September 1, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Business Mobile accelerates convergence plans

    South African telecommunications operator Telkom today launch Telkom Business Mobile, aimed at corporate business clients. The new Telkom Business Mobile offering will incorporate fixed line and mobile services. Speaking at the launch today, in Newtown,...

  • Gateway Communications expands Southern Africa presence

    July 11, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Gateway Communications expands Southern Africa presence

    Gateway Communications, a supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, has enhanced and expanded its delivery of restored and non-restored IP (Internet Protocol) transit solutions to licensed African operators. Gateway Communications has partnered...

  • Mauritius plans new technology for data centre cooling

    March 29, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mauritius plans new technology for data centre cooling

    The Mauritian government has joined the country’s private sector in finding an alternative to electrical cooling, which could save data centre operators millions per annum in cooling costs...