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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 […]


Datacentrix advances Lenovo certification with new accreditation

Datacentrix, a high performing and secure ICT solutions provider, has extended its partnership with hardware technology company, Lenovo, adding the title of Authorised Service Partner (ASP) to its existing Tier 1 Platinum Partner certifications for Lenovo’s PC Group (PCG) and Datacentre Group (DCG). The company is now one of only two South African Tier 1 […]


Sparkle expands its reach in North Africa with a new point of presence in Casablanca

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top 10 global operators, announces the opening of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Casablanca, Morocco. Located at Orange Maroc open data centre, Sparkle’s PoP will provide corporate communication services to multinational enterprises aiming to expand their business in Morocco. Thanks to its political stability […]


Vox expands Virtual Data Centre functionality

Vox, an integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, has announced enhancements to its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) offering that include support for high-performance storage and sees the introduction of an updated HTML5-based user interface. “Having made the VDC available to our customers last year, it has resulted in an influx of demand for delivering cloud-based services. […]


Five benefits of colocation: Why it should be part of your hybrid cloud strategy

To better understand why colocation as part of a hybrid cloud strategy is a better alternative to developing and delivering new technologies and services, Chris Huggett, Senior Vice President, EMEA and India at Sungard AS, looks at five key benefits. In a bid to remain competitive, reliance on new on-demand technology services continues to increase, […]


Seacom’s partnership with Raxio Data Centre will boost connectivity solutions in Uganda

Leading Pan-African service provider, SEACOM, has talked of its planned partnership with Raxio Data Centre Ltd, Uganda’s first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade data centre scheduled to launch in Q1 2020. At the forefront of driving connectivity in Africa, SEACOM recently launched enterprise connectivity solutions in Uganda. Raxio Uganda’s world-class facility will become the cornerstone of digitisation in […]


three6five reshapes managed services with toolkit

Network specialists, three6five has announced details of a managed services toolkit, that it believes will reshape the managed services market. “What we have seen from other large IT networking and security players is a very reactive managed services offering, invariably backed by a big master service agreement that only covers monitoring, break and replacement and […]


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