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Using innovative technology to improve Africa’s digital interconnection capabilities

Africa’s technology capabilities are rapidly progressing and it is largely down to the efforts of companies such as Teraco and Africa Data Centres. We hear how both data centre companies are working to ensure Africa can keep up with Digital Transformation demands in the data centre space and how they are enhancing connectivity across the […]


Expert discusses data centre modernisation for transformation success

Modernising the data centre is about harnessing innovative capabilities to operate with a competitive edge. Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres, discusses the importance of modernising the data centre for successful Digital Transformation, using automation tools such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to swap the rigid architectures of yesterday. As organisations across the […]


Clientèle Life ensures competitive differentiation with consistent uptime and fast data access using Infinidat

As more and more businesses attempt to scale alongside their Digital Transformation journey, they must implement technology which offers positive results and acts as an enabler. Infinidat has offered Clientèle Life an enterprise storage system which has contributed to the company’s competitive advantage in terms of its storage capabilities. Keith Fagan, Infrastructure Services Manager at […]


Teraco concludes R2.5 billion funding round for data centre construction

Teraco Data Environments Proprietary Limited, Africa’s largest interconnection hub and vendor-neutral data centre provider, has announced a new R2.5 billion loan financing transaction. This follows Teraco’s November 2020 announcement regarding its construction of a new 38 megawatt hyperscale data centre in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa. Teraco will use the funds raised together with […]


Datacentrix facilitates smooth sailing for Zutari data centre relocation

Datacentrix has assisted local engineering firm, Zutari, in successfully reorganising and relocating the company’s data centre within a four-day period. Stephan Botha, IT Operations at Zutari, discusses the seamless transition and how it has managed to future-proof its environment. Local engineering firm, Zutari (formerly Aurecon Africa), has successfully relocated its data centre, including Storage Area […]


Teraco breaks ground on 38MW hyperscale data centre build

Teraco Data Environments, one of Africa’s largest interconnection hub and vendor-neutral data centre providers, has announced that construction has commenced on a new hyperscale data centre with 38 megawatts (MW) of critical power load in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa. The facility, known as JB4, is scheduled for completion in Q1 2022 and as a […]


Actis investee, Rack Centre, announces US$100 million expansion to create West Africa’s largest data centre

Rack Centre, a leading carrier neutral data centre operator in West Africa, has announced an expansion programme that will increase capacity to a total net white space of 6,000 square metres and allow for 13MW of  IT power capacity in its Lagos campus. This will be in addition to the current expansion already underway to […]


Automation reinventing the data centre

A modern data centre must provide the agility, security and scalability needed to power growth and innovation. Ian Jansen Van Rensburg, Senior Systems Engineer and Lead Technologist at VMware Africa, explains why cloud and software vendors are critically important to help build data centres for the future. Digital Transformation is disrupting the fundamentals of doing […]


Scale Computing and Mustek to bring HCI and Edge solutions to South Africa

Scale Computing, a market leader in Edge Computing, virtualisation and hyperconverged solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Mustek, one of the largest assemblers and distributors of personal computers and complementary ICT products in South Africa. The agreement will enable Mustek to provide Scale Computing’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) series, including the HC3, to partners throughout […]


Curro schools continue to put learners at heart of education

The harsh reality of Digital Transformation means companies and organisations will be left behind if they do not conform and adapt their technology offerings. Curro realised it needed to bring its curriculum to life, digitally. Riaan Vlok, Head of IT at Curro Holdings, tells us how its virtualised data centre now helps the institution to […]


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