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SEACOM deploys 100Gbps Ethernet technology to support African Internet

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Pan-African telecom company SEACOM has deployed 100Gbps Ethernet technology in its IP.MPLS data centre core PoPs (Points of Presence) in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The news comes as part of SEACOM’s ongoing investment in capacity for future expansion and is one of the first deployments of this technology in sub-Saharan Africa. By upgrading its core […]


Redstor unveils unique archiving service to its data management platform

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International SaaS specialist Redstor has unveiled a unique archiving service as the latest addition to its complete data management platform. It gives organisations dealing with multiple terabytes of data the ability to free up space on their costly primary storage by offloading rarely accessed data to the cloud. This offers significant savings, particularly to organisations […]


Dell EMC expands server capabilities for the modern data centre

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Dell EMC has announced three new servers designed for software-defined environments, edge and high-performance computing (HPC). The PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415 and PowerEdge R7425 expand the 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio with new capabilities to address the demanding workload requirements of today’s modern data centre. All three rack servers with the […]


Cisco seeks to transform network management with intent-based innovations

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Over the past few years, the explosion of devices, adoption of cloud and exponential growth of security threats have challenged current approaches for building and managing networks. Cisco’s vision is to create a network that anticipates operational issues, stops security threats in their tracks, and continues to learn, adapt and protect. To realise this, Cisco […]


Distributor recommends Mellanox’s products for data centre efficiency

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Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor, has welcomed the deployment of Mellanox’s 25GbE and 100GbE ConnectX-4 EN family of Ethernet adapters. It says Mellanox’s products allow companies to save on capital spending since there is no need to convert data centres’ legacy infrastructures. In addition, it says Mellanox’s open source DPDK software helps prevent denial of […]


The IDC sees over 400% data centre performance boost with Datacentrix

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The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has seen a more than 400% performance improvement within its SAP environment, as well as a marked boost in agility, following the deployment of new data centre infrastructure by Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions. Established in 1940, the IDC is a national development finance institution, […]


Hyperscale computing for enterprise data centres

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R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, is forecasting new challenges for traditional data centres. On the road to cloud computing, data centres will have to modernise and extend their networks to be able to provide resources more flexibly. And they have to extend their fibre-optic cabling. “The […]


Unpacking what the local data centre means for business in Africa

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Article by Amr Kamel, General Manager, Microsoft West, East and Central Africa Cloud is revolutionising the way companies in Africa do business. The announcement that Microsoft is building two new data centres on the continent will further help businesses in Africa connect to opportunities across the globe while taking full advantage of the benefits cloud […]


MainOne is Nigeria’s Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner

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MainOne, West Africa’s leading communications services company and operator of the premier Tier III data centre, has announced its official listing by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute connectivity provider for Nigeria. The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which connects large enterprises in Nigeria to […]


AWS Direct Connect now available at Teraco’s South Africa data centres

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Teraco, Africa’s largest and only vendor-neutral colocation data centre, has announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect through Teraco’s Johannesburg JB1 and Cape Town CT1 data centres. This will enable customers to directly access AWS services in AWS infrastructure regions around the world. The benefits of AWS Direct Connect are dedicated connectivity […]


First Tier 4 data centre in Ghana to be delivered by Etix Everywhere

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The joint venture between Etix Everywhere, Ngoya and Africa Investment Group (AIG) announced the start of the construction of a Tier four data centre in Accra, Ghana. This multi-tenant data centre (MTDC) will be carrier- and vendor-neutral. A trusted design for a reliable data centre Etix Accra #1 will be the first Tier four data […]


365 days to build Africa’s first hyperscale data centre

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The end of 2017 marks the completion of Africa’s first hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. Owned and operated by Africa’s largest and only vendor-neutral data centre, Teraco, the Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell features over 24 MW of power and 6,000m² of technical deployment space and is the largest commercial data centre in […]


IDC analyses its 2017 ICT predictions for South Africa

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South Africa’s economy continues to feel the pressure of recent credit rating downgrades and further potential downgrades looming in the future. “We spoke about how tough this year was going to be at the 2017 IDC Predictions event we hosted at the end of 2016, looking back this has definitely become a reality for South […]


Physical security to increase for ZA’s growing data centre infrastructure

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Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft’s recent Azure announcement. It is estimated that more than 50% of global information is now housed in a cloud and according to Brent Cary, Regional Sales Manager, Genetec Inc., a leading innovator of open […]


Internet Solutions begins prefabricated Parklands DC extension

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The extension is the first of its kind at this scale in sub-Saharan Africa. Its design accommodates flexible modules, tailored to specific market requirements, contained within a modern exterior structure. Phase One, due to come online in July 2018, will contain 130 racks while subsequent modules will be ordered in configurations best suited to client […]


Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links across South Africa

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Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa. The upgrade to 100G wavelengths will take advantage of the latest DWDM technology from Huawei, enabling Liquid Telecom to offer additional […]


Workonline Communications opens two new European PoP

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Workonline Communications has added points of presence in Interxion’s Amsterdam and Frankfurt data centre campuses. With PoPs located at these key locations, Workonline Communications interconnects with other global networks and Europe’s largest Internet exchanges, cost-effectively enhancing Workonline’s ability to deliver content and traffic to and from Africa. “Amsterdam and Frankfurt are two of Interxion’s most […]


Angola Cables and Microsoft to drive digital transformation in Africa

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Angola Cables has announced that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections to […]


Teraco selected as Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner

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Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest neutral data centre, has announced it will be a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner, providing clients with high performance private network connections to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft Cloud Services. Teraco will be one of the first companies to offer access to the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute sites in Africa, when […]


NewTelco SA launches local IaaS offering for international Telcos

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South Africa’s telecoms market is still growing strongly, making it attractive to international telcos and service providers that are looking to grow their client base. To facilitate their entry into this market, Jasco is launching an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering through NewTelco SA, its carrier-neutral data centre solutions provider and joint venture with […]