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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 […]


Veeam in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for second consecutive year

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Veeam® Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, has announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned the company within the ‘Leaders’ quadrant in the July 2017 Magic Quadrant for ‘Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions’ for the second consecutive year. The company improved on its ‘Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute’ in the ‘Leaders’ […]


Cloudian launches partner programme to address data centres’ unstructured data growth

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Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, has launched its Data Management Partners Program. The programme combines leading data management products with Cloudian’s infinitely scalable storage to offer tested and proven solutions that enable enterprises to address current and future unstructured data growth challenges. Charter members of the programme include Rubrik, Komprise, Evolphin, […]


Sapiens to leverage Microsoft’s new data centres for cloud-based services in SA

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Sapiens International Corporation, a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector, has announced that it intends to leverage Microsoft’s two new data centres for its cloud-based services in South Africa. To better serve customers looking for an affordable and flexible option to traditional […]


Angola Cables breaks ground for its Brazilian data centre

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Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables, have announced that construction has begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data centre is an important next step in the company’s roll-out of promoting the digital inclusion and empowerment of Africa by the use of a subsea Internet cable connecting Africa to the Americas […]


Dell EMC launches next gen of the world’s best-selling server portfolio

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Dell EMC is announcing worldwide availability for its next generation of the world’s bestselling server to help customers of all sizes fuel their IT transformation initiatives. Recently previewed at Dell EMC World 2017, the award-winning design of the new 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio forms a scalable, automated and secure compute platform for […]


Microsoft’s data centre investment to boost SA cloud adoption

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Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to build hyperscale data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg to deliver a range of cloud services, is set to give a massive boost to enterprise adoption of Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service and other cloud services in South Africa. That’s the word from Robert Marston, ‎Global […]


Rubrik and Networks Unlimited release infinitely scalable fabric for cloud services

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Local managed service providers (MSPs) can now access Rubrik’s advanced Cloud Data Management platform, via Rubrik’s affiliation with Networks Unlimited – a value-added distributor of technology solutions. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Networks Unlimited, notes that the Rubrik platform enables MSPs in high-growth environments to easily scale their operations, ensuring their clients’ data is backed-up, […]