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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 […]


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 […]