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Innovative security solutions for the modern data centres

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Troye is now offering an innovative security solution for the modern data centre by combining the benefits of Citrix SD-WAN and ZScaler Cloud Security. The company has launched an holistic solution that provide cost effective and highly available WAN, securing branch Internet traffic, enabling compliance with corporate content and access policies. Complete with Internet user […]


Firms partner to empower SA with advanced data centre architecture

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Leading open source technology and services specialist Obsidian Systems has announced it has become an official HashiCorp partner and will provide the South African market with access to next generation data centre management solutions. HashiCorp was established in 2012 to revolutionise data centre management application development, delivery and maintenance. The company believes business owners can […]


Infoblox enables rapid automation of core network services for data centres

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Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced new updates to its Network Identity Operating System (NIOS) platform enabling organisations to automate core services and data centres such as Red Hat Ansible in order to rapidly deploy network and security services via the cloud. Connecting your on-premise NIOS based solutions […]


AWS Direct Connect now live at South African data centre Teraco

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect is now live in South Africa and located at Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco. AWS Direct Connect enables clients to directly connect to their AWS resources in an AWS region. The service is accessible via a direct cross-connect within Teraco or from the Teraco Cloud Exchange platform […]


Data centre provider to invest R1bn with expansion of JB1 campus

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In its largest infrastructure build project to date, Africa’s only neutral data centre provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus. Increased demand for additional data centre capacity is being driven by cloud uptake and enterprise organisations wanting to access the Teraco platform. The expansion will occur in two phases. Phase […]


Dimension Data transforming the Tour de France viewing experience

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Dimension Data, a global leader in designing, optimising and managing evolving technology environments, will continue to transform the viewing experience of the Tour de France.  Since 2015, the South African firm has partnered with Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organiser of the world’s biggest cycle race. Through the innovative partnership, A.S.O. has already seen impressive […]


Veeam’s Kate Mollett on imminent arrival of two new data centres

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Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for South Africa at Veeam, says the imminent arrival of two Microsoft Azure data centres on local shores means organisations across industry sectors are re-evaluating their availability strategies. Until recently, the focus has been on establishing an always-on environment and implementing disaster recovery and business continuity solutions capable of delivering on […]


Siemon’s new cabinet solutions improve aesthetics and visibility

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced that its cabinet solutions and accessories are now available in white and light grey, improving visibility and delivering a clean, modern look for today’s data centres and telecommunications spaces. In addition to existing black, Siemon’s VersaPOD, V800, V600 and wall-mount cabinets are now available in white […]


COMMENT: Business continuity and disaster-recovery-as-a-service

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Kevin Krige, Head of Datacentre and Cloud Service, BT in Africa, says the list of potential threats to businesses continues to grow. Today’s integrated digital networked economy – and as business operations increasingly depend heavily on IT and digital infrastructure – even a few hours of service disruption can have a devastating impact for most […]


Commscope expert on how the MEA can embrace the changing status quo

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Ehab Kanary, Managing Director with Commscope, shares his insight on how the data centre industry can prepare for the future with constant change becoming the new status quo. In places like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government is reimagining what transportation and education will look like in the future. They’ve appointed the world’s first […]


FibreCo increases dark fibre resilience from Johannesburg to Durban

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FibreCo has gone live on its open access dark fibre link along the N3 from Johannesburg to Durban including the subsea cable landing stations of SEACOM and EASSy on the east coast. The N3, Johannesburg to Durban, is a strategic link for FibreCo providing the shortest dark fibre route inter-connecting the regional data centres of […]


Critical infrastructure: Downtime is simply not an option

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The draft Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill in South Africa, the successor to the National Key Points Act of 1980, has elicited heated debate from several quarters. However, Gregg Petersen, Regional Vice President at Veeam, says it remains focused on improving security measures in critical infrastructure organisations, safeguarding the welfare of essential services in the process. […]


Pure Storage announces AIRI™ Mini that is powered by NVIDIA

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Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced its second AI-Ready Infrastructure offering, AIRI™ Mini, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIAⓇ DGX-1™ system. With AIRI […]


Vox looks to the channel to capitalise on virtual data centre demand

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Integrated ICT and telecommunications provider Vox is looking to extend its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) offering by making it available to its channel partners. “We believe there is a good revenue opportunity, especially for managed services providers that cannot afford to purchase the full cloud infrastructure,” said Craig Freer, Executive Head of Cloud and Managed […]


NAPAfrica now ranked in the top 15 of the world’s largest IXPs

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Teraco, Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, has announced that Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica is now ranked in the top 15 of the largest global IXPs. This ranking position is in terms of the number of unique ASNs or peering members across the IXP. Andrew Owens, Technical Manager, Interconnection & Peering, Teraco, […]


Secure ICT solutions provider attains Dell EDM Titanium Partner status

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Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has been appointed as a Dell EMC Titanium Partner, joining a niche group of partners who are recognised for their expertise in the South African industry. It acknowledges partners who have demonstrated capability and resources, going above and beyond requirements to achieve expert levels in […]


Limelight Networks opens new Point-of-Presence in South Africa

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Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery, has announced the opening of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in South Africa. It is situated at vendor neutral data centre Teraco, alongside Africa’s largest Internet Exchange (IXP), NAPAfrica Johannesburg. Limelight’s expansion into Africa follows positive signs of online traffic growth within the continent.  According reports, the […]


African data centre Teraco predicts more growth across the continent

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Teraco, Africa’s only vendor neutral colocation data centre now has over 12,000 interconnects, meaning that it is very easy and efficient for its clients to do business and exchange information. Teraco CEO, Lex van Wyk, says that the company is also home to Africa’s largest peering exchange, NAPAfrica and is playing a critical role in […]


MainOne secures license to expand connectivity in Ivory Coast

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As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Ivory Coast. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne land its submarine cable and build […]


Veeam expert: Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

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Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam, unpacks the need for an evolved approach to ensure compliance. Let’s face it, data compliance is hardly a new thing. But given the extent at which the reliance of organisations on data has grown in recent years, its level of importance has increased exponentially. Simply put, fall […]