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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 […]


Datacentrix unveils Backup and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service offering

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Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has launched a new Backup and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering, providing affordable off-site cloud backups with the highest level of data protection and redundancy. This innovative offering is aimed at assisting local organisations with the management of unprecedented volumes of data, while safeguarding it from […]


Creating tomorrow’s ecosystem – Teraco to expand its African offering

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Teraco, Africa’s largest vendor neutral colocation data centre provider, is to expand. Its Cape Town premises will result in a facility five-times larger than the original footprint completed in early 2009., while the Durban data centre, the smallest of Teraco’s regional facilities, will also be upgraded due to increased demand. “Responding to current and future […]


SearchInform and Condyn bring data leak prevention technology to market

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Leading information security company SearchInForm has partnered with Condyn to bring its next generation data leak prevention technology to the African market. The benefit of the system is based on the principle – one cannot prevent what one doesn’t know about. Therefore, it also takes into consideration social media and other communication channels used daily […]


The role of data and analytics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Alistair Maxwell, Head of Strategic Consulting at Decision Inc, looks at how African organisations can benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, the list goes on. These are considered important elements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that blurs the lines between physical, digital, and biological. Central […]


Munters launches new cooling technology for data centre sector

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SyCool ITC offers data centre owners and operators an energy efficient indirect cooling solution without the need for water. Munters Group has announced the launch of an exciting new cooling technology into the Data Centre industry. SyCool ITC, Indirect Thermosyphon Cooling, provides an efficient cooling solution for new and existing data centres where access to […]


Cisco seeks to transform network management with intent-based innovations

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Cisco is to create a network that anticipates operational issues, stops security threats in their tracks and continues to learn, adapt and protect. 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 is introducing its second […]


Equinix launches new Cloud Security Service to manage encryption keys

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Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix has launched a new cloud security service to manage encryption keys. Equinix Smartkey simplifies data protection across any cloud or destination, with the service leveraging its globally interconnected platform of more than 190 International Business Exchange data centres on 48 markets. SmartKey is the industry’s first globally available […]


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 […]