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Local data centres: crucial in the fight against unemployment

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Article by Mpumi Nhlapo, Head of T-Systems South Africa’s IT Portfolio and Solution Sales South Africa’s sluggish economic growth continues to be roundly outpaced by our population growth, as business confidence remains uncertain and job creation falters. One of the effects is a rising unemployment level, which according to Stats SA, has now reached a […]


Datacentrix clinches Huawei Energy Partner of the Year award

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Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has been honoured with the ‘Huawei Energy Partner of the Year’ award. Datacentrix, which attained its certification as Huawei Gold Partner late last year, has also earned its status as a Certified Service Partner with a specialisation in network energy, covering the full range of […]


Hurricane Electric expands global network to East Africa Data Centre

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Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone, has announced that it has added a new point of presence (PoP) in Nairobi at the East Africa Data Centre. Located at the Sameer Industrial Park, Mombasa Road in Nairobi, Kenya, this is Hurricane Electric’s first PoP in Kenya and third in Africa. The East Africa Data […]


MDXi targets enterprise customers with new ‘Take a Break’ campaign

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West Africa’s premier data centre solutions provider, MDXi (a MainOne company), has launched an advertising campaign aimed at reinforcing the company’s position as the data centre provider of choice for enterprises in the region. Tagged ‘Take a Break’, the campaign will increase awareness of the MDXi brand as the most interconnected and reliable West African […]


Veeam extends No. 1 availability solutions to Microsoft Azure Stack

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, has announced it’s support for Microsoft Azure Stack. This extends Veeam’s capabilities to provide data protection and availability across Microsoft Azure, and Azure Stack as an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. Veeam’s support will help organisations […]


Siemon launches ultra high-density plug and play fibre system

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has expanded its line of LightHouse™ advanced fibre cabling solutions in Africa with LightStack® 8. This new ultra high-density plug and play system offers efficient and cost-effective support of current and future 8-fibre applications. LightStack® 8 provides an easy and efficient migration path to 40 and 100 Gb/s […]


Cisco’s Intersight platform brings data centre management to the cloud

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Cisco has unveiled Cisco Intersight™, a management and automation platform for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) and Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems, marking the start of a multi-year strategic programme to provide customers with clear IT advantages that support their competitive business goals. Cisco Intersight simplifies data centre operations by delivering Systems Management as a Service, […]


Hitachi accelerates hybrid cloud initiatives with enhanced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform

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Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and VMware Global Innovation OEM Partner of the Year, has announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS series, a fully integrated, software-defined data centre (SDDC) rack-scale platform, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™. Hitachi UCP RS enables customers to embrace hybrid cloud for faster time […]


Veeam to showcase innovations for seamless digital life experience at GITEX 2017

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, has reiterated its commitment to helping Middle East enterprises meet the requirements for 24.7.365 Availability and deliver seamless digital life experiences by announcing its participation for the seventh consecutive year at GITEX Technology Week. The company will demonstrate the new Veeam Availability Suite v10 that bridges […]


Nexans to highlight its data centre innovations and FTTO solutions at GITEX 2017

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Nexans, the worldwide leader in cables and cabling systems, announced that it plans to place the spotlight on its data centre innovations and Fibre to the Office (FTTO) solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which will be held from 8-12 October at the Dubai World Trade Center. In addition to showcasing its world-class LAN cabling […]


ISYX Technologies unveils next generation Managed Services

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Building on the success of its existing traditional model, ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing IT transformation company in the Middle East and Africa, has unveiled its exclusive future-ready next-generation Managed Services initiative. As part of its new Managed Services offering, the company has also invested in building state of the art network and security operation centres […]


Veeam helps BankservAfrica save 50% in data backup costs

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Following its investment in new data centres and disaster recovery strategies, BankservAfrica, the largest automated clearing house and payment system operator in Africa, has contracted Veeam® Software to modernise its backup and data protection systems. Processing billions of transactions annually for 23 banks and their 27 million customers while maintaining the safety and security of […]


New Netshield products offer power surge and environmental monitoring in a single unit

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Power surges and electrical spikes present a substantial risk to electrical devices, and when the devices in question are components of your data centre or server room, that risk falls squarely in the ‘unacceptable’ category. Directly alongside surges, and in the same category, are environmental risks to the welfare of your equipment. Solutions to protect […]


Cloud, on-premise or vendor-neutral – which data centre is right for you?

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Article by Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development, the Jasco Group 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 their business and […]


Teraco announces sponsorship to help boost Africa’s Internet infrastructure

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SAFNOG hosting sponsor, Teraco, says this year’s event remains highly relevant to the local industry as more opportunities are sought to build and sustain regional Internet communities. In its role as one of the industry’s fundamental foundations, Teraco has announced a vital sponsorship providing quality colocation infrastructure to all 13 global root operators. Teraco’s Technical […]


Journey to the software-defined data centre

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Article by Kathy Gibson at Fujitsu World Tour, Bryanston, Johannesburg The software-defined data centre (SDDC) has been the CIO’s goal for a couple of years now – and now the elements are all in place to make it a reality. When it comes to the SDDC, integrated systems are key, says Craig Parker, Head of […]


SecureWorks amplifies application security with VMware AppDefense technology

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SecureWorks Corp., a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organisations safe in a digitally connected world, is developing a new managed solution that leverages VMware AppDefense™ technology to protect applications running on VMware vSphere®-based virtualised and cloud environments. The new service will be part of the SecureWorks Cloud Guardian™ portfolio and will deliver security detection, […]


Africa gears up for IoT transformation

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A recent global survey by HP Enterprise of 3,000+ IT and business decision makers at the end of 2016, found that the Internet of Things has hit an inflection point in their minds. IoT is moving from good to great. Expectations from IoT are sky-high, and those who have implemented IoT in the right way […]


National Disaster Management Centre puts availability and safety first with Veeam and HP

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Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, has announced that The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has implemented Veeam Availability Suite™ to deliver round the clock availability of all the virtualised applications in its data centre that helps keep South Africa safe. The NDMC coordinates disaster preparedness programmes […]


Setting your data centre migration strategy

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Article by: Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing & Business Development, eHosting DataFort Change, even one for the better, comes with risk. Migrating to a colocation data centre – or any new data centre – should be accompanied by careful supervision and a well devised and executed strategy. Data and IT functionality are a critical element of […]